Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun comb

5 senses of comb

Sense 1
comb -- (a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair)
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Sense 2
comb, cockscomb, coxcomb -- (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)

Sense 3
comb -- (any of several tools for straightening fibers)
       => tool -- (an implement used in the practice of a vocation)

Sense 4
comb -- (ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore)
       => plate -- (any flat platelike body structure or part)

Sense 5
comb, combing -- (the act of drawing a comb through hair; "his hair needed a comb")
       => hair care, haircare, hairdressing -- (care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb comb

3 senses of comb

Sense 1
comb -- (straighten with a comb; "comb your hair")
       => straighten, straighten out -- (make straight)

Sense 2
comb, ransack -- (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")

Sense 3
comb, comb out, disentangle -- (smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb; "comb your hair before dinner"; "comb the wool")
       => groom, neaten -- (care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed")

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