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comb

 (kōm)
n.
1.
a. A thin toothed strip, as of plastic, used to smooth, arrange, or fasten the hair.
b. An implement, such as one for dressing and cleansing wool or other fiber, that resembles a hair comb in shape or use.
c. A currycomb.
2.
a. The fleshy crest or ridge that grows on the crown of the head of domestic fowl and other birds and is most prominent in the male.
b. Something suggesting a fowl's comb in appearance or position.
3. A honeycomb.
v. combed, comb·ing, combs
v.tr.
1.
a. To move a comb through (the hair) so as to arrange or groom: combed her hair with a comb; combed his hair with his fingers.
b. To move through or pass across with a raking action: The wind combed the wheatfields.
2. To straighten and separate (wool or other fibers) using a comb.
3. To search thoroughly; look through: combed the dresser drawers for a lost bracelet.
4. To eliminate with or as with a comb: combed the snarls out of his hair.
v.intr.
1. To roll and break. Used of waves.
2. To make a thorough search: combed through the file for the contract.

[Middle English, from Old English; see gembh- in Indo-European roots.]

comb

(kəʊm)
n
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a toothed device of metal, plastic, wood, etc, used for disentangling or arranging hair
2. (Textiles) a tool or machine that separates, cleans, and straightens wool, cotton, etc
3. (Agriculture) Austral and NZ the fixed cutter on a sheep-shearing machine
4. anything resembling a toothed comb in form or function
5. (Zoology) the fleshy deeply serrated outgrowth on the top of the heads of certain birds, esp the domestic fowl
6. anything resembling the comb of a bird
7. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a currycomb
8. (Zoology) a honeycomb
9. (Zoology) the row of fused cilia in a ctenophore
10. go over with a fine-tooth comb go over with a fine-toothed comb go through with a fine-tooth comb go through with a fine-toothed comb to examine very thoroughly
vb
11. (Hairdressing & Grooming) (tr) to use a comb on
12. (when: tr, often foll by through) to search or inspect with great care: the police combed the woods.
[Old English camb; related to Old Norse kambr, Old High German camb]

comb

(koʊm)

n.
1. a toothed strip of hard material, as plastic, bone, or metal, used to untangle, arrange, or hold the hair.
3. any comblike instrument, object, or formation.
4. the fleshy outgrowth on the head of certain roosters.
5. something resembling or suggesting this, as the crest of a wave.
6. a honeycomb.
7. a machine for separating choice cotton or wool fibers from noil.
v.t.
8. to smooth, arrange, or adorn (the hair) with a comb.
9. to use (something) in the manner of a comb.
10. to remove (anything undesirable) with or as if with a comb.
11. to search everywhere in: to comb the files for a lost letter.
12. to separate (textile fibers) with a comb.
13. to currycomb.
14. to sweep across; rake: High winds combed the coast.
v.i.
15. (of a wave) to roll over or break at the crest.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English comb, camb, c. Old Saxon camb, Old High German chamb, Old Norse kambr, Greek gómphos pin, peg; compare cam]

comb.

1. combination.
2. combined.
3. combining.
4. combustion.

comb


Past participle: combed
Gerund: combing

Imperative
comb
comb
Present
I comb
you comb
he/she/it combs
we comb
you comb
they comb
Preterite
I combed
you combed
he/she/it combed
we combed
you combed
they combed
Present Continuous
I am combing
you are combing
he/she/it is combing
we are combing
you are combing
they are combing
Present Perfect
I have combed
you have combed
he/she/it has combed
we have combed
you have combed
they have combed
Past Continuous
I was combing
you were combing
he/she/it was combing
we were combing
you were combing
they were combing
Past Perfect
I had combed
you had combed
he/she/it had combed
we had combed
you had combed
they had combed
Future
I will comb
you will comb
he/she/it will comb
we will comb
you will comb
they will comb
Future Perfect
I will have combed
you will have combed
he/she/it will have combed
we will have combed
you will have combed
they will have combed
Future Continuous
I will be combing
you will be combing
he/she/it will be combing
we will be combing
you will be combing
they will be combing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been combing
you have been combing
he/she/it has been combing
we have been combing
you have been combing
they have been combing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been combing
you will have been combing
he/she/it will have been combing
we will have been combing
you will have been combing
they will have been combing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been combing
you had been combing
he/she/it had been combing
we had been combing
you had been combing
they had been combing
Conditional
I would comb
you would comb
he/she/it would comb
we would comb
you would comb
they would comb
Past Conditional
I would have combed
you would have combed
he/she/it would have combed
we would have combed
you would have combed
they would have combed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.comb - a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edgecomb - a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair
currycomb - a square comb with rows of small teeth; used to curry horses
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
fine-tooth comb, fine-toothed comb - a comb with teeth set close together
pocket comb, pocketcomb - a small comb suitable for carrying in a pocket
tooth - something resembling the tooth of an animal
2.comb - the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
crest - a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
3.comb - any of several tools for straightening fibers
hatchel, heckle - a comb for separating flax fibers
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
tooth - something resembling the tooth of an animal
4.comb - ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore
comb jelly, ctenophore - biradially symmetrical hermaphroditic solitary marine animals resembling jellyfishes having for locomotion eight rows of cilia arranged like teeth in a comb
plate - any flat platelike body structure or part
5.comb - the act of drawing a comb through haircomb - the act of drawing a comb through hair; "his hair needed a comb"
comb-out, teasing - the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb
hair care, haircare, hairdressing - care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair
Verb1.comb - straighten with a comb; "comb your hair"
roach - comb (hair) into a roach
straighten, straighten out - make straight
currycomb - clean (a horse) with a currycomb
hackle, hatchel, heckle - comb with a heckle; "heckle hemp or flax"
2.comb - search thoroughly; "They combed the area for the missing child"
search - subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"
3.comb - smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb; "comb your hair before dinner"; "comb the wool"
sleek down, slick down, slick - give a smooth and glossy appearance; "slick one's hair"
fluff, tease - ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
neaten, groom - care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed"

comb

verb
1. untangle, arrange, groom, dress Her reddish hair was cut short and neatly combed.
2. search, hunt through, sweep, rake, sift, scour, rummage, ransack, forage, fossick (Austral. & N.Z.), go through with a fine-tooth comb Officers combed the woods for the murder weapon.

comb

verb
Translations
أداة تُشْبِه المُشْطعُرْف الدّيك أو الطُّيورمُشطمِشْطنَخاريبُ النَّحِل
гребен
česathřebenhřebínekplástevpročesat
kampyntekamredevokskagebikage
شانه
kammatakampaharavoidaharjaheltta
češaljčešljati
fésülmegfésültarajátfésülfésû
sisir
greiðagreiîahárspennakamburkambur, greiîa
櫛でとかす解かす
빗다
pecten
išieškotikorysskiauterėšukosšukuoti
ķemmeķemmētpārmeklētsekstesuka
pieptene
česaťplástprečesaťučesať
glavnikgrebenčesati
kamkamma
หวี
taraktaramakibikiyice araştırmakpetek
chảilượcmào

comb

[kəʊm]
A. N
1. (for hair) → peine m; (ornamental) → peineta f; (for horse) → almohaza f
to run a comb through one's hairpeinarse, pasarse un peine
2. [of fowl] → cresta f
3. (= honeycomb) → panal m
4. (Tech) → carda f
B. VT
1. [+ hair] → peinar
to comb one's hairpeinarse
2. (= search) [+ countryside] → registrar a fondo, peinar
we've been combing the town for youte hemos buscado por toda la ciudad
3. (Tech) [+ wool] → cardar
comb out VT + ADV [+ hair] → desenmarañar
they combed out the useless members of the staffse deshicieron de los miembros del personal inútiles

comb

[ˈkəʊm]
n (for hair)peigne m
vt
[+ hair] → peigner
to comb one's hair → se peigner
You haven't combed your hair → Tu ne t'es pas peigné.
(= search) [+ area] → ratisser, passer au peigne fin

comb

n
(also Tech, of fowl) → Kamm m
(= act) to give one’s hair a combsich kämmen; your hair could do with a combdu könntest dich (auch) mal wieder kämmen
(= honeycomb)Wabe f
vt
hair, woolkämmen; horsestriegeln; to comb one’s hairsich (dat)die Haare kämmen, sich kämmen
(= search)durchkämmen; newspapersdurchforsten

comb

[kəʊm]
1. npettine m
to run a comb through one's hair → darsi una pettinata
2. vt
a. (hair) → pettinare
to comb one's hair → pettinarsi
b. (search, area, countryside) → rastrellare, setacciare, battere a tappeto

comb

(kəum) noun
1. a toothed instrument for separating or smoothing hair etc.
2. an object (often decorative) of similar appearance worn by some women to keep a hair-style in place.
3. the honey cells made by bees. a honeycomb.
4. the crest of some birds.
verb
1. to arrange and smooth with a comb. Comb your hair!
2. to search (a place) thoroughly (for something). They combed the hills for the missing climber.

comb

مِشْط, يُـمَشِّطُ česat, hřeben kæmme, kam Kamm, kämmen χτένα, χτενίζω peinar, peine kammata, kampa peigne, peigner češalj, češljati pettinare, pettine, 櫛でとかす, 빗다 kam, kammen gre (seg), kam grzebień, uczesać pente, pentear расческа, расчесывать kam, kamma หวี tarak, taramak chải, lược 梳子, 梳理

comb

n. peine;
vt. peinar, peinarse.

comb

n peine m; vt peinar; to — one’s hair peinarse
References in classic literature ?
No one was in sight, the smooth road sloped invitingly before her, and finding the temptation irresistible, Jo darted away, soon leaving hat and comb behind her and scattering hairpins as she ran.
Oh, you Wing Biddlebaum, comb your hair, it's falling into your eyes," commanded the voice to the man, who was bald and whose ner- vous little hands fiddled about the bare white fore- head as though arranging a mass of tangled locks.
I can still see those two men sitting on the bench; Otto's close-clipped head and Jake's shaggy hair slicked flat in front by a wet comb.
There was nothing subtle or hidden about her charms; her beauty was all there, flaming and apparent: the spun-gold hair that comb nor confining pin could restrain; the blue eyes that were like nothing but sapphires; two lips that pouted, that were so red one could only think of cherries or some other delicious crimson fruit in looking at them.
Send her to Munro, to comb his gray hairs, and keep life in the heart of the old man.
When a boy, it had been hers to teach him his catechism, mend his clothes, comb his hair, and bring him up generally in the way he should go; and her heart having a warm side to it, Augustine had, as he usually did with most people, monopolized a large share of it for himself, and therefore it was that he succeeded very easily in persuading her that the "path of duty" lay in the direction of New Orleans, and that she must go with him to take care of Eva, and keep everything from going to wreck and ruin during the frequent illnesses of his wife.
Now he took a thinking attitude on the comb of the roof and scratched the back of his head with his right foot a minute, and finally says,
Two months or more run along, and my clothes got to be all rags and dirt, and I didn't see how I'd ever got to like it so well at the widow's, where you had to wash, and eat on a plate, and comb up, and go to bed and get up regular, and be forever bothering over a book, and have old Miss Watson pecking at you all the time.
The moon come a-swelling up out of the ground, now, powerful big and round and bright, behind a comb of trees, like a face looking through prison bars, and the black shadders and white places begun to creep around, and it was miserable quiet and still and night-breezy and graveyardy and scary.
Rebecca never stopped long to think, more 's the pity, so she put on her oldest dress and hat and jacket, then wrapped her nightdress, comb, and toothbrush in a bundle and dropped it softly out of the window.
There were the means of washing in the room, and a comb and brush to smooth my hair.
She had cried out, when I carried up her dinner, that she couldn't bear any longer being in the cold; and I told her the master was going to Thrushcross Grange, and Earnshaw and I needn't hinder her from descending; so, as soon as she heard Heathcliff's horse trot off, she made her appearance, donned in black, and her yellow curls combed back behind her ears as plain as a Quaker: she couldn't comb them out.