verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- comb back,
- comb jelly,
- comb out,
- comb-footed spider,
Origin of comb1
or comb, coomb, coombe
Origin of combe
Examples from the Web for comb
Upon landing, he was reportedly spotted wandering the tarmac with only a comb in his pocket.
Comb the coast, and you could stumble upon that dream weekend retreat.World-Famous Architects Design Dollhouses For New Charity Project|Chloë Ashby|November 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He called on Libyans to “sweep through Tripoli and comb it for traitors.”
For the next few hours, police used search dogs to comb the woods for the man.
Her readers, some of whom she calls obsessive, comb her blog and her Tweets for clues.
The scene made her tremble to such a degree that her comb fell, her hair rolled down, and she turned pale.The Lily of the Valley|Honore de Balzac
The comb comprises about thirty hexagonal cells circularly arranged, those of the circumference being lower and smaller.
At length he reached the shores divine, and thither strayed Puapae, daughter of the god, looking for her comb which she had lost.Custom and Myth|Andrew Lang
To remedy this inconvenience, and to make the comb steady, they had recourse to a most ingenious expedient.
When a row is finished it is pressed tightly to the rest of the web by means of a comb inserted into the warp.Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia|M. E. Hume-Griffith
Word Origin for comb
Old English camb "comb, crest, honeycomb" (later Anglian comb), from West Germanic *kambaz (cf. 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" (cf. Greek gomphos "a molar tooth," Sanskrit gambha-s "tooth").
see fine-tooth comb.