Meaning of “comb” in the English Dictionary

"comb" in British English

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combnoun [ C ]

uk /kəʊm/ us /koʊm/

comb noun [ C ] (FOR HAIR)

A2 a flat piece of plastic, wood, or metal with a thin row of long, narrow parts along one side, used to tidy and arrange your hair

a small comb-shaped object that women put in their hair to hold their hair away from their face or for decoration

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comb noun [ C ] (CHICKEN)

a soft, red, growth on a chicken's head

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combverb [ T ]

uk /kəʊm/ us /koʊm/

(Definition of “comb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)