Definition of Grooming

1. Noun. Activity leading to skilled behavior.

2. Noun. The activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes.
Exact synonyms: Dressing
Generic synonyms: Covering
Specialized synonyms: Investment, Primping, Toilet, Toilette
Derivative terms: Dress, Dress, Groom

Definition of Grooming

1. Verb. (present participle of groom) ¹

2. Noun. Care for one's personal appearance, hygiene, and clothing. ¹

3. Noun. The act of teaching someone, often for advancement at work. ¹

4. Noun. Caring for horses or other animals by brushing and cleaning them. ¹

5. Noun. The act of attempting to gain the trust of a minor with the intention of having a sexual relationship with him or her. ¹

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Definition of Grooming

1. groom [v] - See also: groom

Medical Definition of Grooming

1. An animal's cleaning and caring for the body surface. This includes preening, the cleaning and oiling of feathers with the bill or of hair with the tongue. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grooming

groove for arch of aorta
groove for auditory tube
groove for inferior petrosal sinus
groove for inferior venae cava
groove for middle temporal artery

Literary usage of Grooming

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Horses & Stables by Frederic Wellington Fitzwygram (1911)
"Objects gained by grooming. 107. Use of the brush in grooming. 107a. ... Time for grooming. 113. Harses to be groomed immediately after exercise. 114. ..."

2. Animal Husbandry for Schools by Merritt Wesley Harper (1919)
"grooming AND CARE Nothing contributes so much to the beauty and the luster of the coat as grooming. On arriving at the stable, the animal should be fed, ..."

3. The Horse by Isaac Phillips Roberts (1917)
"grooming The grooming of the horse, under certain circumstances, ... Much of the body-grooming of the horse may be dispensed with if blankets are ..."

4. The Gentleman's House: Or, How to Plan English Residences, from the by Robert Kerr (1865)
"grooming-shed ; its purpose and position, &c. — Horse-bath described, and modification of this shed for it — Common open shed; its uses, &c. — Shoeing-shed. ..."

5. Instruction for Field Artillery by United States War Dept (1863)
"The grooming should always be at the picket rope, unless in stormy weather ; if done in the stills, the wisp and brush alone should be used. 6. ..."

6. The Training and Breaking of Horses by Merritt Wesley Harper (1918)
"grooming AND DEVELOPMENT Efficient grooming, in some respects, is almost as essential as feeding and ... As a general rule, grooming is sadly neglected. ..."

7. Production and Inspection of Milk by Earley Vernon Wilcox, Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station (1912)
"grooming. Considerable importance attaches to the grooming of all animals and perhaps especially of ... The methods of grooming need hardly be discussed. ..."

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