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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 comb /ˈkom/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Comb, Combe n.  That unwatered portion of a valley which forms its continuation beyond and above the most elevated spring that issues into it. [Written also coombe.]
 A gradual rise the shelving combe
 Displayed.   --Southey.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Comb, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Combed p. pr. & vb. n. Combing.] To disentangle, cleanse, or adjust, with a comb; to lay smooth and straight with, or as with, a comb; as, to comb hair or wool. See under Combing.
    Comb down his hair; look, look! it stands upright.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Comb, v. i.  Naut. To roll over, as the top or crest of a wave; to break with a white foam, as waves.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Comb n.
 1. An instrument with teeth, for straightening, cleansing, and adjusting the hair, or for keeping it in place.
 2. An instrument for currying hairy animals, or cleansing and smoothing their coats; a currycomb.
 3. Manuf. & Mech. (a) A toothed instrument used for separating and cleansing wool, flax, hair, etc. (b) The serrated vibratory doffing knife of a carding machine. (c) A former, commonly cone-shaped, used in hat manufacturing for hardening the soft fiber into a bat. (d) A tool with teeth, used for chasing screws on work in a lathe; a chaser. (e) The notched scale of a wire micrometer. (f) The collector of an electrical machine, usually resembling a comb.
 4. Zool. (a) The naked fleshy crest or caruncle on the upper part of the bill or hood of a cock or other bird. It is usually red. (b) One of a pair of peculiar organs on the base of the abdomen of scorpions.
 5. The curling crest of a wave.
 6. The waxen framework forming the walls of the cells in which bees store their honey, eggs, etc.; honeycomb. “A comb of honey.”
    When the bee doth leave her comb.   --Shak.
 7. The thumbpiece of the hammer of a gunlock, by which it may be cocked.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Comb, n. A dry measure. See Coomb.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coomb n.  A dry measure of four bushels, or half a quarter. [Written also comb.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge;
           disentangles or arranges hair
      2: the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and
         other gallinaceous birds [syn: cockscomb, coxcomb]
      3: a fleshy and deeply serrated outgrowth atop the heads of
         certain birds especially domestic fowl
      4: any of several tools for straightening fibers
      5: ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore
      6: the act of drawing a comb through hair; "his hair needed a
         comb" [syn: combing]
      v 1: straighten with a comb; "comb your hair"; "comb the wool"
      2: search thoroughly; "They combed the area for the missing
         child" [syn: ransack]
      3: smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb; "comb your hair
         before dinner"; "comb the wool" [syn: comb out, disentangle]