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  Definition of comb
  1. the act of drawing a comb through hair; "his hair needed a comb"
  2. the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
  3. ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore
  4. a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair
  5. any of several tools for straightening fibers
  6. a fleshy and deeply serrated outgrowth atop the heads of certain birds especially domestic fowl
  7. smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb; "comb your hair before dinner"; "comb the wool"
  8. search thoroughly; "They combed the area for the missing child"
  9. straighten with a comb; "comb your hair"; "comb the wool"
Similar Words: combing, cockscomb, coxcomb, comb out, disentangle, ransack

 

Hyponyms: comb-out, teasing, fine-tooth comb, fine-toothed comb, hatchel, heckle, pocketcomb, pocket comb, currycomb, slick, slick down, sleek down, tease, fluff, hackle

 

Part Meronyms: gallinaceous bird, gallinacean, ctenophore, comb jelly, cock, rooster, turkey cock, gobbler, tom, tom turkey

 

Derivational Morphology: comb out, disentangle, unsnarling, untangling, disentanglement, extrication, comb-out, teasing, combing, ransacking, rummage

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: krehër   Breton: krib and kribenn  
Bulgarian: гребен   Catalan: pinta  
Croatian: češalj   Dutch: kam  
Finnish: harjaheltta and kampa   French: peigne  
German: Kamm   Hebrew: מסרק  
Hungarian: fésű   Indonesian: sisir  
Interlingua: pectine   Italian: cresta and pettine  
Japanese:   Korean: and  
Latin: pecten   Malay: sikat  
Persian: شانه   Polish: grzebień  
Portuguese: pente   Romanian: pieptene  
Russian: гребень and расчёска   Serbian: češalj  
Slovene: glavnik and greben   Spanish: cresta and peine  
Swedish: kam   Telugu: దువ్వెన  
Vietnamese: mào  
 
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