Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
Show Word Parts
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
comb

comb

 
 
pronunciation:
kom
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin piece of plastic or other material that has teeth along one side. It is used to smooth, arrange, or hold hair in place.
 
definition 2: any tool that is used as a comb.
definition 3: the fleshy crest on the head of chickens and other birds. It is easiest to notice on male birds, such as roosters.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: combed, combing, combs
definition 1: to remove the knots from, arrange, or smooth with a comb.
My mother combs my hair every morning.
definition 2: to search thoroughly.
I combed the room for my lost homework.
similar words:
rummage
Word Explorer
See
  bird, hair, head, hygiene, tool