Definition of Groom

1. Noun. A man participant in his own marriage ceremony.

Exact synonyms: Bridegroom
Group relationships: Wedding, Wedding Party
Generic synonyms: Participant

2. Verb. Educate for a future role or function. "They trained him to be a warrior"
Exact synonyms: Prepare, Train
Specialized synonyms: Dispose, Qualify
Related verbs: Prepare, Train, Develop, Educate, Prepare, Train, Check, Condition, Discipline, Train
Generic synonyms: Educate
Derivative terms: Grooming, Preparation, Preparative, Preparatory, Trainee, Trainer, Training

3. Noun. Someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses.
Exact synonyms: Hostler, Ostler, Stableboy, Stableman
Generic synonyms: Hand, Hired Hand, Hired Man

4. Verb. Give a neat appearance to. "They groom the animals"; "Dress the horses"
Exact synonyms: Curry, Dress
Related verbs: Arrange, Coif, Coiffe, Coiffure, Do, Dress, Set
Generic synonyms: Beautify, Embellish, Fancify, Prettify

5. Noun. A man who has recently been married.
Exact synonyms: Bridegroom
Generic synonyms: Honeymooner, Newlywed

6. Verb. Care for one's external appearance. "He is always well-groomed"

Definition of Groom

1. n. A boy or young man; a waiter; a servant; especially, a man or boy who has charge of horses, or the stable.

2. v. i. To tend or care for, or to curry or clean, as a, horse.

Definition of Groom

1. Noun. A man who is about to become or has recently become part of a married couple. Short form of bridegroom. ¹

2. Noun. A person who cares for horses. ¹

3. Verb. To attend to one's appearance and clothing. ¹

4. Verb. To care for horses or other animals by brushing and cleaning them. ¹

5. Verb. To prepare a ski slope for skiers ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To attempt to gain the trust of a minor or adult with the intention of subjecting them to abusive or exploitative behaviour such as sexual abuse, human trafficking or sexual slavery. ¹

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Definition of Groom

1. to clean and care for [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Groom

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1. Handley Cross by Robert Smith Surtees (1903)
"Hev that," replied the groom, grinning, and pocketing a pair of dog-skin gloves and a ... The groom then made a dash at the nearly emptied claret jug. ..."

2. Social life of the Chinese: With Some Account of Their Religious by Justus Doolittle (1866)
"Worship of her Family's ancestral Tablets.—Presents from her Mother at the End of a Month.—Presents between the groom and his Parents-in-law. ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1853)
"But, in a day or two afterwards, the groom comes to my friend Chick, and tells him that Seager ... "So he says; but that's easily found out from the groom. ..."

4. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1874)
"CONVENIENCE OF A LIGHT-WEIGHT groom. Misa Ethel. " Now, SIT TIGHT THIS TIME, ... Aleo a Boy to look after Cows and to groom. Good characters required ..."

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