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Verb
/kōm/,
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combs, plural;
  1. Untangle or arrange (the hair) by drawing a comb through it
    • - neatly combed hair
  2. Remove something from the hair by drawing a comb through it
    • - she combed the burrs out of the dog's coat
  3. Curry (a horse)

  4. Prepare (wool, flax, or cotton) for manufacture with a comb

  5. Treat (a fabric) in such a way
    • - the socks are made of soft combed cotton
  6. Search carefully and systematically
    • - police combed the area for the murder weapon
    • - his mother combed through the cardboard boxes
Noun
  1. A strip of plastic, metal, or wood with a row of narrow teeth, used for untangling or arranging the hair

  2. An instance of untangling or arranging the hair with such a device
    • - she gave her hair a comb
  3. A short curved device of this type, worn by women to hold hair in place or as an ornament

  4. Something resembling a comb in function or structure, in particular

  5. A device for removing loose hair from an animal, esp. a dog or cat

  6. A device for separating and dressing textile fibers

  7. A row of brass points for collecting the electricity in an electrostatic generator

  8. The red fleshy crest on the head of a domestic fowl, esp. a rooster


  1. straighten with a comb; "comb your hair"
  2. a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair
  3. the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
  4. search thoroughly; "They combed the area for the missing child"
  5. any of several tools for straightening fibers
  6. ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore
  7. A comb is a toothed device used in hair care for straightening and cleaning hair or other fibres. Combs are among the oldest tools found by archaeologists, having been discovered in very refined forms from settlements dating back to 5000 years ago in Persia.
  8. Combing is a method for preparing fibre for spinning by use of combs. The combs used have long metal teeth, and only barely resemble the comb used on hair. ...
  9. (Combs (surname)) Sports: *Earle Combs (1899-1976), American center fielder and Baseball Hall of Fame member *Merl Combs (1919-1981), a shortstop in Major League Baseball from 1947-1952 *Pat Combs (born 1966), a Philadelphia Phillies pitcher from 1989-1992
  10. A toothed implement for grooming the hair; A machine used in separating choice cotton fibers from worsted cloth fibers; A fleshy growth on the top of the head of some birds and reptiles; crest; A structure of hexagon cells made by bees for storing honey; honeycomb; An old English measure of corn ...
  11. (Combed) Cotton treatment (combing) that reduces the number of uneven, short fibers in the fabric
  12. (Combed) The visible attribute on the exterior surface of a vessel that results from dragging a toothed implement down the plastic surface of the exterior rim surface, producing a band of evenly spaced striations. Combed is usually considered an attribute of surface treatment. ...
  13. (Combed) refers to a process in the manufacture of cotton and other staple yarns. The fiber is combed to remove foreign matter and the shorter, undesirable fibers, leaving longer, more desirable fibers that become straightened & aligned in parallel before spinning into yarn. ...
  14. (combed) treated or modified by the application of a toothed instrument of wood, bone, metal, etc. A comb may be used to smooth and/or decorate pottery or to arrange and disentangle hair.
  15. A combed yarn has longer fibers, in parallel position, and more uniformity.
  16. (Combing) To dream of combing one's hair, denotes the illness or death of a friend or relative. Decay of friendship and loss of property is also indicated by this dream{.} See Hair.
  17. The combing process is an additional step beyond carding. In this process the fibers are arranged in a highly parallel form, and additional short fibers are removed, producing high quality yarns with excellent strength, fineness, and uniformity.
  18. (Combing) A step that is subsequent to carding in worsted spinning which separates the long, choice desirable fibers from the neps and shorter stock (noils), removes almost all foreign matter and arranges fibers in parallel order forming a sliver. ...
  19. (Combing) Process that organizes carded wool fibers in a parallel arrangement by pulling them through spiked blocks or combs. This process prepares wool for spinning.
  20. (Combing) A process for removing all short fibers (those less than 1-1/8") and impurities from cotton that has been carded. Combed yarn is superior to carded yarn in that it is more compact and has fewer projecting fibers. The finest cottons are made from combed yarns. ...
  21. (Combing) An industrial yarn preparation process where fibers are combed to make them parallel in the sliver and short fibers and impure foreign elements are taken out.
  22. (Combing) Process in which a rake-like tool is drawn across molten glass to create artistic patterns.
  23. (Combing) Process of preparing wool fibers for spinning by sorting them in the same direction.
  24. (Combing) A paint effect using a decorators comb is dragged across a glaze to produce a series of lines.
  25. (Combing) A technique of pulling a toothed "comb" through wet paint. The comb can be made of a material such as: rubber, metal, leather, plastic or cardboard.