(noun, verb)


1. a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair

Definition categories: man–made, device

2. the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds

Similar word(s): cockscomb, coxcomb

Definition categories: animal, crest

3. any of several tools for straightening fibers

Definition categories: man–made, tool

4. ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore

Definition categories: animal, plate

5. the act of drawing a comb through hair

- his hair needed a comb

Similar word(s): combing

Definition categories: act, haircare, hairdressing


1. straighten with a comb

- comb your hair

Definition categories: contact, straighten

2. search thoroughly

- They combed the area for the missing child

Similar word(s): ransack

Definition categories: contact, search

3. smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb

- comb your hair before dinner

- comb the wool

Similar word(s): disentangle

Definition categories: body, groom, neaten

Sentences with comb as a verb:

- I need to comb my hair before we leave the house

- Police combed the field for evidence after the assault