Definition of comb noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kəʊm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊm//
    Styling hair, Hair products and accessories
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  1. 1[countable] a flat piece of plastic or metal with a row of thin teeth along one side, used for making your hair neat; a smaller version of this worn by women in their hair to hold it in place or as a decoration He just had time to wash his face and drag a comb through his hair before going out. She ran a comb through her tangled hair. See related entries: Styling hair, Hair products and accessories
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] the act of using a comb on your hair Your hair needs a good comb. Your hair could do with a comb!
  3. 3[countable, uncountable] = honeycomb
  4. 4[countable] the soft, red piece of flesh on the head of a male chicken
  5. Word OriginOld English camb, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kam and German Kamm.Idioms
    go over/through something with a fine-tooth/fine-toothed comb
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    to examine or search something very carefully The police have gone over the house with a fine-tooth comb.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: comb