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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
groom
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
well
▪ On the other hand heads have every right to expect staff to be well groomed and reasonably dressed at work.
▪ All had their manes shorn short but their tails were long, though well groomed.
▪ His thick grey hair was well groomed, his keen eyes looked kind, and his handshake was firm.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Jiang was groomed as Deng's replacement
▪ Most people believe he is being groomed for the party leadership.
▪ Mrs Adams had groomed her only daughter to be a perfect wife and mother.
▪ The resort has fifteen magnificently groomed ski runs.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Bashar has been groomed for power since the death of his brother in 1994.
▪ It is our shared need to groom that unites the world of women.
▪ On the other hand heads have every right to expect staff to be well groomed and reasonably dressed at work.
▪ This preference could not of course be satisfied for all members of the troop at once since baboons groom in couples.
▪ Toning Whoever heard of any of them being groomed by a fashion editor and strapped into toning pinks for a photo call?
II.noun
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
I give you the chairman/prime minister/groom etc
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A groom ran forward to hold their horses while another ambled off to tell Sir Thomas of their arrival.
▪ Did I care that he smelled like a groom?
▪ The groom remained hanging on to the canopy railing, his face smeared with dirt, his shirt torn and flapping.
▪ The fool was very grateful, and so was the groom, because he had found one fool greater than his wife.
▪ The tears which coursed down his cheeks were not for the head groom.
▪ Was the groom willing to swear.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Groom

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.

Groom

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.

  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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
groom

c.1200, grome "male child, boy;" c.1300 as "youth, young man." No known cognates in other Germanic languages. Perhaps from Old English *groma, related to growan "grow;" or from Old French grommet "servant" (compare Middle English gromet "ship's boy," early 13c.). Meaning "male servant who attends to horses" is from 1660s.

groom

husband-to-be at a wedding, c.1600, short for bridegroom, in which the second element is Old English guma "man."

groom

1809, from groom (n.1) in its secondary sense of "male servant who attends to horses." Transferred sense of "to tidy (oneself) up" is from 1843; figurative sense of "to prepare a candidate" is from 1887, originally in U.S. politics. Related: Groomed; grooming.

Wiktionary
groom

Etymology 1 n. A man who is about to become or has recently become part of a married couple. Short form of bridegroom. Etymology 2

n. A person who cares for horses. vb. 1 To attend to one's appearance and clothing. 2 To care for horses or other animals by brushing and cleaning them. 3 To prepare someone for election or appointment.

WordNet
groom
  1. n. a man participant in his own marriage ceremony [syn: bridegroom]

  2. someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses [syn: stableman, stableboy, hostler, ostler]

  3. a man who has recently been married [syn: bridegroom]

groom
  1. 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" [syn: prepare, train]

  2. give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses" [syn: dress, curry]

  3. care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed" [syn: neaten]

Gazetteer
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: 31292
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 35.203112 N, 101.106710 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 79039
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
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Wikipedia
Groom (disambiguation)

A groom is the short-form of bridegroom, a male participant in a wedding ceremony.

It may also refer to:

Groom (profession)

A groom or stable boy is a person who is responsible for some or all aspects of the management of horses and/or the care of the stables themselves. The term most often refers to a person who is the employee of a stable owner, but an owner of a horse may perform the duties of a groom, particularly if the owner only possesses a few horses.

Groom (surname)

Groom is a surname of English origin. Its English usage comes from the trade or profession, a person responsible for the feeding and care of horses, not to be confused with the much more socially distinguished roles in the English Royal Household of Groom of the Chamber, or Groom of the Privy Chamber, Groom of the Robes, Groom of the Stole, and Groom of the Stool.

Groom (Norfolk cricketer)

Groom (full name and dates of birth and death unknown) was an English cricketer. Groom's batting style is unknown.

Groom made a single first-class appearance for Norfolk against Yorkshire in 1833 at Hyde Park Ground, Sheffield. In a match which Yorkshire won by 120 runs, Groom ended Norfolk's first-innings unbeaten on 1, while in their second-innings he was dismissed for a duck when he was caught by George Smith, though the dismissing bowler is not recorded on the match scorecard.

Usage examples of "groom".

Flewelling dragged Alec off to a nearby bathhouse, then back to their room to put the final touches on his grooming.

Still dubious, Alec followed her to the stables behind the main building where a groom saddled a spirited horse for him.

Charles had been a coachman or a groom, Asey bet, as he ducked behind a clump of bushes and watched the bow - legged little man inarch over to the roadster and play the beam of his flashlight around it, and then over the contents of the seat.

Lord Jaufre and his party of grooms, austringers, and spaniels just outside the village, Melyssan saw that even the earl had exchanged his formidable black stallion for a quiet roan gelding.

The others maintained an unhurried canter to allow the grooms, who were on foot leading the hounds, and the austringers, who were carrying the smaller hawks on their square frames, to keep pace with them.

He directed the cavalcade of cars and large autobuses while birds chirped merrily in the trees on that sunny afternoon, but the birdsong was the only merriment as perfectly groomed men and women in muted mourning colors filed past him for the funeral of Madam C.

To stimulate the knights to greater efforts by a view of the promised prize, the emperor bade a groom lead forth the renowned steed.

The groom on the box was still clasping the blunderbuss, and staring fascinated at the tumbled figure in the road.

This was followed by a cheer, for it was the signal to escort the groom to his bridal tent where, presumably, the bride waited in perfumed, bejeweled splendor.

Edward bearing his lance and buckler, he appeared a somber figure among the resplendently caparisoned knights and the gorgeously dressed women that were gathered in the great court awaiting the word to mount their horses which were being held in the north ballium by the grooms.

As he came from his quarters upon the opening morning of the tourney, followed by Edward bearing his lance and buckler, he appeared a somber figure among the resplendently caparisoned knights and the gorgeously dressed women that were gathered in the great court awaiting the word to mount their horses which were being held in the north ballium by the grooms.

Isabella and two for Joanna, a staff of esquires, clerks of pantry and butlery, chief cook, valets of larder and kitchen, valets de chambre, water- carriers, candle-bearers, porters, grooms, and other attendants.

My first impression of Caz de Floon was businessman, well groomed, hands that he used constantly while speaking.

Essus raised you as if he was grooming you to rule the courts, yet he knew that Cel was heir, and not you.

He was groomed from cubhood to take over for one of his parents, according to his talents and interests, but something went wrong when he was a tweener.