1. a man participant in his own marriage ceremony;
[syn: groom, bridegroom]
2. someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses;
[syn: stableman, stableboy, groom, hostler, ostler]
3. a man who has recently been married;
[syn: groom, bridegroom]
1. educate for a future role or function;
- Example: "He is grooming his son to become his successor"
- Example: "The prince was prepared to become King one day"
- Example: "They trained him to be a warrior"
[syn: prepare, groom, train]
2. give a neat appearance to;
- Example: "groom the dogs"
- Example: "dress the horses"
[syn: dress, groom, curry]
3. care for one's external appearance;
- Example: "He is always well-groomed"
[syn: groom, neaten]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Groom \Groom\, n. [Cf. Scot. grome, groyme, grume, gome, guym, man, lover, OD. grom boy, youth; perh. the r is an insertion as in E. bridegroom, and the word is the same as AS. guma man. See Bridegroom.] 1. A boy or young man; a waiter; a servant; especially, a man or boy who has charge of horses, or the stable. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. One of several officers of the English royal household, chiefly in the lord chamberlain's department; as, the groom of the chamber; the groom of the stole. [1913 Webster] 3. A man recently married, or about to be married; a bridegroom. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Groom porter, formerly an officer in the English royal household, who attended to the furnishing of the king's lodgings and had certain privileges. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Groom \Groom\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Groomed; p. pr. & vb. n. Grooming.] To tend or care for, or to curry or clean, as a, horse. [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Groom, TX (city, FIPS 31292) Location: 35.20408 N, 101.10600 W Population (1990): 613 (297 housing units) Area: 2.0 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 79039Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
121 Moby Thesaurus words for "groom": adapt, apprentice, bed, bed down, blushing bride, break, break in, breaker, breed, breeder, bride, bridegroom, bridle, brief, bring up, broncobuster, brush, brush up, buckaroo, cattleman, clean up, clear the decks, clear up, coach, condition, cow keeper, cowman, cultivate, curry, currycomb, dairy farmer, dairyman, develop, discipline, drench, dress, drill, equerry, exercise, farrier, feed, fetch up, fettle, fit, fix up, fodder, form, foster, gentle, get ready, grazier, handle, harness, hitch, honeymooner, horseshoer, hostler, house-train, housebreak, improve, lick into shape, litter, make ready, manage, manicure, milk, neaten, newlywed, nurse, nurture, plighted bride, plume, police, police up, practice, preen, prepare, prime, primp, put in trim, put in tune, put to school, raise, rancher, ranchero, ranchman, ready, rear, refresh, rehearse, rub down, saddle, send to school, shape, sheepman, smarten up, spruce, spruce up, stableboy, stableman, stock raiser, stockbreeder, stockkeeper, stockman, straighten up, take in hand, tame, tamer, tend, tidy, tidy up, titivate, train, trainer, trig up, trim, trim up, tutor, war bride, water, yoke