HyperDic: comb

English > 8 senses of the word comb:
NOUNartifactcomba flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge
animalcomb, cockscomb, coxcombthe fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
artifactcombany of several tools for straightening fibers
animalcombciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore
actcomb, combingthe act of drawing a comb through hair
VERBcontactcombstraighten with a comb
contactcomb, ransacksearch thoroughly
bodycomb, comb out, disentanglesmoothen and neaten with or as with a comb
comb > pronunciation
Soundskow'm
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English > comb: 8 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair.
PartstoothSomething resembling the tooth of an animal
NarrowercurrycombA square comb with rows of small teeth
fine-tooth comb, fine-toothed combA comb with teeth set close together
pocketcomb, pocket combA small comb suitable for carrying in a pocket
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishpeine
Catalanpinta
Adjectivescomb-likeresembling a comb
Verbscombsmoothen and neaten with or as with a comb
combstraighten with a comb
English > comb: 8 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningThe fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds.
Synonymscockscomb, coxcomb
Part ofgallinaceous bird, gallinaceanHeavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
BroadercrestA showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal
Spanishcresta
Catalancresta
English > comb: 8 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAny of several tools for straightening fibers.
PartstoothSomething resembling the tooth of an animal
Narrowerhatchel, heckleA comb for separating flax fibers
BroadertoolAn implement used in the practice of a vocation
Spanishpeine
Verbscombsmoothen and neaten with or as with a comb
English > comb: 8 senses > noun 4, animal
Meaningciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore.
Part ofctenophore, comb jellybiradially symmetrical hermaphroditic solitary marine animals resembling jellyfishes having for locomotion eight rows of cilia arranged like teeth in a comb
BroaderplateAny flat platelike body ... / body structure or part
Spanishpaleta natatoria
English > comb: 8 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of drawing a comb through hair.
Example"his hair needed a comb"
Synonymcombing
Narrowercomb-out, teasingThe act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb
Broaderhair care, haircare, hairdressingcare for the hair
Spanishpeinadura, peine
Catalanpentinada, pinta
Verbscombsmoothen and neaten with or as with a comb
combstraighten with a comb
English > comb: 8 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningstraighten with a comb.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey comb their hair
Example"comb your hair"
Narrowercurrycombclean (a horse) with a currycomb
heckle, hackle, hatchelcomb with a heckle
roachcomb (hair) into a roach
Broaderstraighten, straighten outmake straight
Spanishpeinar
Catalanpentinar
Nounscomb, combingthe act of drawing a comb through hair
comba flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge
English > comb: 8 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningsearch thoroughly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe men comb the area for animals; The men comb for animals in the area
Example"They combed the area for the missing child"
Synonymransack
Broadersearchsubject to a search
Spanishpeinar, registrar
English > comb: 8 senses > verb 3, body
Meaningsmoothen and neaten with or as with a comb.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey comb their hair
Examples
  • "comb your hair before dinner"
  • "comb the wool"
Synonymscomb out, disentangle
Narrowerslick, slick down, sleek downGive a smooth and glossy appearance
tease, fluffruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
Broadergroom, neatencare for one's external appearance
Spanishdesenmarañar, desenredar, peinar
Catalanpentinar
Nounscomb, combingthe act of drawing a comb through hair
comba flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge
combany of several tools for straightening fibers

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