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8 definitions found
 for Comb
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Comb \Comb\ (k[=o]m; 110), n. [AS. camb; akin to Sw., Dan., & D.
     kam, Icel. kambr, G. kamm, Gr. ? a grinder tooth, Skr. jambha
     tooth.]
     1. An instrument with teeth, for straightening, cleansing,
        and adjusting the hair, or for keeping it in place.
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     2. An instrument for currying hairy animals, or cleansing and
        smoothing their coats; a currycomb.
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     3. (Manuf. & Mech.)
        (a) A toothed instrument used for separating and cleansing
            wool, flax, hair, etc.
        (b) The serrated vibratory doffing knife of a carding
            machine.
        (c) A former, commonly cone-shaped, used in hat
            manufacturing for hardening the soft fiber into a bat.
        (d) A tool with teeth, used for chasing screws on work in
            a lathe; a chaser.
        (e) The notched scale of a wire micrometer.
        (f) The collector of an electrical machine, usually
            resembling a comb.
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     4. (Zool.)
        (a) 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.
        (b) One of a pair of peculiar organs on the base of the
            abdomen of scorpions.
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     5. The curling crest of a wave.
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     6. The waxen framework forming the walls of the cells in
        which bees store their honey, eggs, etc.; honeycomb. "A
        comb of honey." --Wyclif.
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              When the bee doth leave her comb.     --Shak.
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     7. The thumbpiece of the hammer of a gunlock, by which it may
        be cocked.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Comb \Comb\, n.
     A dry measure. See Coomb.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Comb \Comb\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Combed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Combing.]
     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.
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           Comb down his hair; look, look! it stands upright.
                                                    --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Comb \Comb\, v. i. [See Comb, n., 5.] (Naut.)
     To roll over, as the top or crest of a wave; to break with a
     white foam, as waves.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Comb \Comb\, Combe \Combe\ (? or ?), n. [AS. comb, prob. of
     Celtic origin; cf. W. cwm a dale, valley.]
     That unwatered portion of a valley which forms its
     continuation beyond and above the most elevated spring that
     issues into it. [Written also coombe.] --Buckland.
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           A gradual rise the shelving combe
           Displayed.                               --Southey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coomb \Coomb\, n. [AS. cumb a liquid measure, perh. from LL.
     cumba boat, tomb of stone, fr. Gr. ? hollow of a vessel, cup,
     boat, but cf. G. kumpf bowl.]
     A dry measure of four bushels, or half a quarter. [Written
     also comb.]
     [1913 Webster] Coomb

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  comb
      n 1: a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge;
           disentangles or arranges hair
      2: the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and
         other gallinaceous birds [syn: comb, cockscomb,
         coxcomb]
      3: any of several tools for straightening fibers
      4: ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore
      5: the act of drawing a comb through hair; "his hair needed a
         comb" [syn: comb, combing]
      v 1: straighten with a comb; "comb your hair"
      2: search thoroughly; "They combed the area for the missing
         child" [syn: comb, ransack]
      3: smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb; "comb your hair
         before dinner"; "comb the wool" [syn: comb, comb out,
         disentangle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "comb":
     be poised, beat, billow, break, card, crash, curry, dash,
     ebb and flow, examine, forage, grub, hackle, hatchel, heave,
     heckle, inspect, investigate, lift, look all over, look everywhere,
     peak, popple, probe, rake, ransack, rifle, rise, rise and fall,
     roll, rummage, scend, scour, scrutinize, search,
     search high heaven, send, separate, shake, shake down, sift, smash,
     surge, swell, toss, turn inside out, turn upside down, undulate,
     wave, winnow
  
  

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