comb Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "comb" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

combnoun [C]

 us   /koʊm/

comb noun [C] (HAIR TOOL)

a strip of plastic, wood, or metal with a row of long, narrow parts along one side, which is used to arrange or hold the hair: Combs have been used from ancient times by women to hold and fix their hair.

combverb [T]

 us   /koʊm/

comb verb [T] (SEARCH)

to search a place or an area very carefully: The police combed the surrounding woods for evidence.

comb verb [T] (USE HAIR TOOL)

to arrange your hair by pulling a comb through it: She combed her hair and put on some lipstick.
(Definition of comb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of comb?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “comb” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
meme

an idea, image, video, etc. that is spread very quickly on the internet

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More