groom

groom [gro͞om; groom]
n.
[ME grom, boy, groom < ?]
1. a person whose work is tending, feeding, and currying horses
2. any of certain officials of the British royal household
3. BRIDEGROOM
4. Archaic
a) a manservant
b) any man
vt.
1. to clean and curry (a horse, dog, etc.)
2. to clean, make neat and tidy, etc.
3. to clean the fur, feathers, etc. of itself or another animal, often as a social activity
4. to train for a particular purpose [to groom a man for politics]

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  • groom — groom …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • groom — [ grum ] n. m. • 1669, répandu 1813; mot angl. « jeune homme, valet » 1 ♦ Vx Jeune laquais d écurie. 2 ♦ (1828) Mod. Jeune employé en livrée, chargé de faire les courses dans les hôtels, les restaurants, les cercles. ⇒ chasseur, commissionnaire.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Groom — ist der Name folgender Orte: Groom Lake in Nevada Groom (Texas) Groom ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Karl Groom, Produzent und Gitarrist der Band Threshold Littleton Groom (1867–1936), australischer Außenminister und Politiker Winston… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • groom´er — groom «groom», noun, verb. –n. 1. a man just married or about to be married; bridegroom: »The lanky groom, decked out in brown suede shoes and a brown tail coat with yellow carnation (Newsweek). 2. a man or boy whose work is taking care of horses …   Useful english dictionary

  • Groom — Groom, TX U.S. town in Texas Population (2000): 587 Housing Units (2000): 290 Land area (2000): 0.753837 sq. miles (1.952428 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.753837 sq. miles (1.952428 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Groom, TX — U.S. town in Texas Population (2000): 587 Housing Units (2000): 290 Land area (2000): 0.753837 sq. miles (1.952428 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.753837 sq. miles (1.952428 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • groom — [n1] man being married benedict, bridegroom, fiancé, husband, spouse, suitor; concept 419 Ant. bride groom [n2] stable attendant; servant equerry, hostler, stable person; concepts 348,419 groom [v] …   New thesaurus

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Groom — [gru:m], der; s, s [engl. groom < mengl. grome, eigtl. = Knabe]: 1. (veraltet) junger Diener, Page: Gleich waren drei, vier galonierte s und grün beschürzte Hausdiener um mein Gefährt beschäftigt (Th. Mann, Krull 323). 2. Reitknecht …   Universal-Lexikon

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