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Definitions of comb

  1. the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. straighten with a comb; "comb your hair"; "comb the wool" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of drawing a comb through hair; "his hair needed a comb" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. any of several tools for straightening fibers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a fleshy and deeply serrated outgrowth atop the heads of certain birds especially domestic fowl Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. search thoroughly; "They combed the area for the missing child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb; "comb your hair before dinner"; "comb the wool" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. An instrument with teeth, for straightening, cleansing, and adjusting the hair, or for keeping it in place. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. An instrument for currying hairy animals, or cleansing and smoothing their coats; a currycomb. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A toothed instrument used for separating and cleansing wool, flax, hair, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. The serrated vibratory doffing knife of a carding machine. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. A former, commonly cone-shaped, used in hat manufacturing for hardening the soft fiber into a bat. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. A tool with teeth, used for chasing screws on work in a lathe; a chaser. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. The notched scale of a wire micrometer. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. The collector of an electrical machine, usually resembling a comb. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. The naked fleshy crest or caruncle on the upper part of the bill or hood of a cock or other bird. It is usually red. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. One of a pair of peculiar organs on the base of the abdomen of scorpions. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. The curling crest of a wave. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. The waxen framework forming the walls of the cells in which bees store their honey, eggs, etc.; honeycomb. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. The thumbpiece of the hammer of a gunlock, by which it may be cocked. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. To disentangle, cleanse, or adjust, with a comb; to lay smooth and straight with, or as with, a comb; as, to comb hair or wool. See under Combing. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To roll over, as the top or crest of a wave; to break with a white foam, as waves. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. Alt. of Combe Newage Dictionary DB
  26. A dry measure. See Coomb. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. A toothed instrument to separate, adjust, or confine, the hair; the crest of a cock; the crest of a wave or hill; a honeycomb; a currycomb; an instrument for carding wool. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. To dress (the hair) with a toothed instrument; to cleanse, as with a comb; to search through. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. To roll over and break into foam; said of the crest of a wave. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. Comber. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. A toothed instrument for separating and cleaning hair, wool, flax, etc.; the crest of a cock: the top or crest of a wave or of a hill: a cell for honey. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. To separate, arrange, or clean by means of a comb. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. A dry measure of four bushels. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. To dress with a comb. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Toothed instrument for dressing the hair; crest of a cock; layer of cells made by bees. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. To curl over and break into foam, as waves. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. A thin piece of horn, or the like, with teeth; for dressing the hair or holding it in place. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. The fleshy crest on the head of a fowl. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. The crest of a hill or wave. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Honeycomb. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. A toothed instrument for separating, cleansing, and adjusting hair, wool, or flax, also for fastening the hair; the crest or red fleshy tuft on a cock's head; a crest; the cellular substance in which bees lodge their honey. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. The streamless head of a valley. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. To separate, cleanse, and adjust with a comb. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. To roll over, as the crest of a wave, and break in foam. See Coomb. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. A dry measure of four bushels, or half a quarter. See Comb. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. An instrument with teeth for arranging or cleansing the hair, also for preparing and cleaning wool or flax; the crest of a cock; the top or crest of a wave. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. To adjust, arrange, or clean with a comb. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. The collective mass of cells in which bees store their honey. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. k[=o]m, n. a toothed instrument for separating and cleaning hair, wool, flax, &c.: the crest of a cock: the top or crest of a wave or of a hill: an aggregation of cells for honey.--v.t. to separate, arrange, or clean by means of a comb: to dress with a comb: (Shak.) to beat.--v.i. to break with a white foam, as the top of a wave.--adj. COMBED.--n. COMB'ER, one who or that which combs wool, &c.--n.pl. COMB'INGS, hairs combed off.--adjs. COMB'LESS (Shak.), without a comb; COMB'WISE; COMB'Y.--n. CROP'-COMB, a semicircular comb worn by girls.--COMB OFF, to remove. [A.S. camb.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  50. COMBE. See COOMB. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  51. Toothed strip of horn, metal, ivory, &c., for arranging, cleaning, or confining, the hair; =CURRY-comb; thing of same shape, look, or purpose, in many machines, esp. for dressing wool, or collecting electricity, or in animal structure; red fleshy crest of fowl esp. cock, analogous growth in other birds, (cut the c. of, humiliate); crest of hill or wave; =HONEYCOMB. Hence (-)combed a. [Dutch] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  52. Draw c. through (hair), curry (horse), dress (wool, flax) with c.; (of wave) curl over. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  53. A toothed instrument for separating and cleansing flax, etc. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  54. See Combe. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  55. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The structure of hexagonal cells of wax in which bees store their honey. Cabinet Dictionary
  56. n. [Anglo-Saxon] An instrument with teeth for separating, cleansing, and adjusting hair, wool, &c.; —the crest on a cock’s head; —the top of a wave. Cabinet Dictionary
  57. An instrument to separate and adjust the hair; the top or crest of a cock; the cavities in which the bees lodge their honey. Complete Dictionary

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