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English noun: comb

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


Broader (hypernym)device


Narrower (hyponym)currycomb, fine-tooth comb, fine-toothed comb, pocket comb, pocketcomb


Part holonymtooth

2. comb (animal) the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds


Synonymscockscomb, coxcomb


Broader (hypernym)crest


Part meronymgallinacean, gallinaceous bird

3. comb (artifact) any of several tools for straightening fibers


Broader (hypernym)tool


Narrower (hyponym)hatchel, heckle


Part holonymtooth

4. comb (animal) ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore


Broader (hypernym)plate


Part meronymcomb jelly, ctenophore

5. comb (act) the act of drawing a comb through hair


SamplesHis hair needed a comb.


Synonymscombing


Broader (hypernym)hair care, haircare, hairdressing


Narrower (hyponym)comb-out, teasing


English verb: comb

1. comb (contact) straighten with a comb


SamplesComb your hair.


ExamplesThey comb their hair


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)straighten, straighten out


Narrower (hyponym)currycomb, hackle, hatchel, heckle, roach

2. comb (contact) search thoroughly


SamplesThey combed the area for the missing child.


ExamplesThe men comb the area for animals , The men comb for animals in the area


Synonymsransack


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)search

3. comb (body) smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb


SamplesComb your hair before dinner.
Comb the wool.


ExamplesThey comb their hair


Synonymscomb out, disentangle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)groom, neaten


Narrower (hyponym)fluff, sleek down, slick, slick down, tease









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