Definitions for: Groom

[n] a man who has recently been married
[n] a man participant in his own marriage ceremony
[n] someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
[v] care for the external appearance
[v] give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
[v] prepare (someone) for a future role or function; "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

3. A man recently married, or about to be married; a
bridegroom. --Dryden.

Groom porter, formerly an officer in the English royal
household, who attended to the furnishing of the king's
lodgings and had certain privileges.

Groom, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Groomed; p. pr. & vb. n.
To tend or care for, or to curry or clean, as a, horse.

Synonyms: bridegroom, curry, hostler, neaten, ostler, prepare, stableboy, stableman, train

See Also: arrange, barber, beautify, clean, clean up, cleanse, coif, coiffe, coiffure, comb, comb out, disentangle, dispose, do, do up, doll up, dress, educate, embellish, gel, glam up, hand, hired hand, hired man, honeymooner, make up, manicure, mousse, newlywed, participant, pedicure, perfume, pomade, prettify, pretty up, qualify, scent, set, shave, slick up, smarten up, spruce, spruce up, wedding, wedding party

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