Crossword clues for comb
- Disentangles or arranges hair
- The fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
- A fleshy and deeply serrated outgrowth atop the heads of certain birds especially domestic fowl
- Any of several tools for straightening fibers
- Rapunzel's need, after the climb
- What Brynner needn't carry
- Currying implement
- Grooming aid
- It has teeth but can't eat
- Hairdresser's purchase
- Tonsorial item
- Search carefully
- Word with honey or curry
- Curry or honey follower
- This has teeth but can't eat
- It's of no use to Kojak
- Hairdresser's need
- Travel-kit item
- Rooster's cap
- Search thoroughly
- Hair raiser, perhaps
- Search, as a beach
- Toothed item
- Hair untangler
- Mr. Clean would never part with one
- Parting need?
- Hair straightener
- Purse item
- Rooster feature
- Hive production
- *Jim's gift in "The Gift of the Magi"
- Really go through
- Hair parter
- Barber's implement
- Tangle untangler
- Aid in creating a part
- A flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Coomb \Coomb\, n. [AS. cumb a liquid measure, perh. from LL. cumba boat, tomb of stone, fr. Gr. ? hollow of a vessel, cup, boat, but cf. G. kumpf bowl.] A dry measure of four bushels, or half a quarter. [Written also comb.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English camb "comb, crest, honeycomb" (later Anglian comb), from Proto-Germanic *kambaz (cognates: Old Saxon and Old High German camb, German Kamm, Middle Dutch cam, Dutch kam, Old Norse kambr), literally "toothed object," from PIE *gombhos, from root *gembh- "to bite, tooth" (cognates: Greek gomphos "a molar tooth," Sanskrit gambha-s "tooth").
n. 1 A toothed implement for grooming the hair or (formerly) for keeping it in place. 2 A machine used in separating choice cotton fibers from worsted cloth fibers. 3 A fleshy growth on the top of the head of some birds and reptiles; crest. 4 A structure of hexagon cells made by bees for storing honey; honeycomb. 5 An old English measure of corn equal to the half quarter. 6 The top part of a gun’s stock. 7 The toothed plate at the top and bottom of an escalator that prevents objects getting trapped between the moving stairs and fixed landings. 8 (context music English) The main body of a harmonica containing the air chambers and to which the reed plates are attached. 9 A former, commonly cone-shaped, used in hat manufacturing for hardening soft fibre. 10 A toothed tool used for chasing screws on work in a lathe; a chaser. 11 The notched scale of a wire micrometer. 12 The collector of an electrical machine, usually resembling a comb. 13 One of a pair of peculiar organs on the base of the abdomen in scorpions. 14 The curling crest of a wave; a comber. 15 A toothed plate used for creating wells in agar gels for electrophoresis. 16 (context weaving English) A toothed wooden pick used to push the weft thread tightly against the previous pass of thread to create a tight weave. vb. 1 (context transitive especially of hair or fur English) To groom with a toothed implement; chiefly with a #Noun. 2 (context transitive English) To separate choice cotton fibers from worsted cloth fibers. 3 (context transitive English) To search thoroughly as if raking over an area with a comb. 4 (context nautical intransitive English) To roll over, as the top or crest of a wave; to break with a white foam, as waves.
n. a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair
a fleshy and deeply serrated outgrowth atop the heads of certain birds especially domestic fowl
any of several tools for straightening fibers
ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore
the act of drawing a comb through hair; "his hair needed a comb" [syn: combing]
A comb is a fleshy growth or crest on the top of the head of gallinaceous birds, such as turkeys, pheasants, and domestic chickens. Its alternative name cockscomb (spelling variations abound) is because combs are generally larger on males than on females (a male gallinaceous bird is called a cock). There can be several fleshy protuberances on the heads and throats of gallinaceous birds, i.e. comb, wattle, ear lobes and nodules, which collectively are called caruncles, however, in turkeys caruncle refers specifically to the fleshy nodules on the head and throat.
Chicken combs are most commonly red (but may be black or dark purple in breeds such as Silkies or Sebrights), but in other species the color may vary from light grey to deep blue or red; turkey combs can vary in color from bright red to blue.
The comb may be a reliable indicator of health or vigor and is used for mate-assessment in some poultry species.
A comb is a toothed device used for straightening and cleaning hair or fibers.
Comb or COMB may also refer to:
- Comb (anatomy), a fleshy growth or crest on the top of the head of certain birds and reptiles
- Combe (also spelled "comb"), a small valley without a river
- Combing, a method used to straighten fibers for spinning
- Honeycomb, a hexagonal wax structure built by bees
- Dirac comb, a periodic distribution constructed from Dirac delta functions
- Comb space, a topological space
- Comb drive, linear motor often used in microtechnology
- Comb Ceramic culture, an northeast European (today Baltic states, Finland, northern Russia) culture of the Middle Neolithic period
- "COMB" ("combined guid/timestamp"), a sequential GUID generator algorithm, see Globally unique identifier#Sequential algorithms
Usage examples of "comb".
Jerry Aland, much more presentable now that he was combed and dressed, kept his eyes fastened on Wolfe.
In a few minutes the hated stench of the aldehyde would have driven any bees still hanging about the comb down to the next level in the hive.
The bath attendant drifted hesitantly back as Alec finished dressing, offering him a tray of oils and combs.
She unpinned her hair, which was only slightly damp, and was combing out the golden locks when Amine came back into the room.
The ivory was stained and scaling, its edges jagged with the stumps of baleen combs.
Having no shackle, he had to leave the bird blinkered, and the scarlet comb throbbed angrily.
Then he hooked his hat on a wood peg and combed his hair in an oxidized mirror, lit an unfiltered cigarette, and sat down at a table by himself while a mulatto woman brought him a shot of whiskey and a beer on the side and a length of white boudin in a saucer.
Her hair was piled up on her head and held in place by silver combs and a length of silk, in a style worn by many Busk women, and she wore no jewelry apart from long silver earrings.
Also, she had combed or brushed her hair and she looked considerably better.
Fallon stopped, huffing and puffing, watching through the wide door as cops combed through the stuff in the cluttered workshop.
I shaved, combed my hair, put on a suit none of my new playmates had seen me wear, crossed the street, climbed the stairs of the apartment house and knocked on the door of apartment 3A.
Saint Just said, stepping past her to peer in the mirror, pushing at his already perfectly combed black hair.
I had brushed it, though, and it floated loose around my shoulders, smelling pleasantly of the hyssop and nettle-flower infusion I combed through it to keep lice at bay.
Thinning gray hair was combed low across his forehead in an unfashionable style.
Her jet-black hair was combed out until it hung loosely down below her shoulders.