comb: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kōm), [key]
- a toothed strip of plastic, hard rubber, bone, wood, or metal, used for arranging the hair, untangling it, or holding it in place.
- a currycomb.
- any comblike instrument, object, or formation.
- the fleshy, more or less serrated outgrowth on the head of certain gallinaceous birds, esp. the domestic fowl.
- something resembling or suggesting this, as the crest of a wave.
- a honeycomb, or any similar group of cells.
- a machine for separating choice cotton or wool fibers from noil.
- a comblike instrument for imparting a grainlike finish to a painted surface.
- a ridge of a roof.
- a series of springlike prongs projecting from a spine, usually of plastic, for making a loose-leaf binding.
- a trowel having a notched edge for applying adhesives in setting tiles or the like.
- a ridge along the top of a helmet, esp. of the morion.
- drag (def. 31).
- the upper edge of the buttstock of a rifle or shotgun.
- to arrange or adorn (the hair) with a comb.
- to use (something) in the manner of a comb: She was slowly combing her fingers through her hair.
- to remove (anything undesirable) with or as if with a comb: She combed the snarls out of her hair. They combed the cowards from the group.
- to search everywhere in: He combed the files for the missing letter.
- to separate (textile fibers) with a comb.
- to scrape with or as with a comb.
- to sweep across; rake: High winds combed the seacoast.
- to roll over or break at the crest, as a wave.
Pronunciation: (km, kōm), [key]
- comb (Thesaurus)