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groom

 (gro͞om, gro͝om)
n.
1. A person employed to take care of horses or a stable.
2. A man who is about to be married or has recently been married.
3. One of several officers in an English royal household.
4. Archaic
a. A man.
b. A male servant.
v. groomed, groom·ing, grooms
v.tr.
1. To care for the appearance of; to make neat and trim: groomed himself carefully in front of the mirror.
2. To clean and brush (an animal).
3. To remove dirt and parasites from the skin, fur, or feathers of (another animal).
4. To prepare, as for a specific position or purpose: groom an employee for advancement.
5. Sports To prepare (terrain) for participants in a sport, as by packing down new snow and leveling moguls for skiers.
v.intr.
To care for one's appearance.

[Middle English grom. N., sense 2, short for bridegroom.]

groom′er n.

groom

(ɡruːm; ɡrʊm)
n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a person employed to clean and look after horses
2. See bridegroom
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any of various officers of a royal or noble household
4. archaic a male servant or attendant
5. archaic poetic a young man
vb (tr)
6. to make or keep (clothes, appearance, etc) clean and tidy
7. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to rub down, clean, and smarten (a horse, dog, etc)
8. to train or prepare for a particular task, occupation, etc: to groom someone for the Presidency.
9. (Law) to win the confidence of (a victim) in order to a commit sexual assault on him or her
[C13 grom manservant; perhaps related to Old English grōwan to grow]
ˈgroomer n
ˈgrooming n

groom

(grum, grʊm)

n.
2. one who is in charge of horses or a stable.
3. any of several officers of the English royal household.
4. Archaic. a manservant.
v.t.
5. to tend carefully as to person and dress; make neat or tidy.
6. to clean, brush, and otherwise tend (a horse, dog, etc.).
7. to prepare for a position, etc.: The mayor is being groomed for the presidency.
8. (of an animal) to tend (itself or another) by removing dirt or parasites from the fur, skin, feathers, etc.
[1175–1225; Middle English grom boy, groom; appar. akin to grow]

groom


Past participle: groomed
Gerund: grooming

Imperative
groom
groom
Present
I groom
you groom
he/she/it grooms
we groom
you groom
they groom
Preterite
I groomed
you groomed
he/she/it groomed
we groomed
you groomed
they groomed
Present Continuous
I am grooming
you are grooming
he/she/it is grooming
we are grooming
you are grooming
they are grooming
Present Perfect
I have groomed
you have groomed
he/she/it has groomed
we have groomed
you have groomed
they have groomed
Past Continuous
I was grooming
you were grooming
he/she/it was grooming
we were grooming
you were grooming
they were grooming
Past Perfect
I had groomed
you had groomed
he/she/it had groomed
we had groomed
you had groomed
they had groomed
Future
I will groom
you will groom
he/she/it will groom
we will groom
you will groom
they will groom
Future Perfect
I will have groomed
you will have groomed
he/she/it will have groomed
we will have groomed
you will have groomed
they will have groomed
Future Continuous
I will be grooming
you will be grooming
he/she/it will be grooming
we will be grooming
you will be grooming
they will be grooming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been grooming
you have been grooming
he/she/it has been grooming
we have been grooming
you have been grooming
they have been grooming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been grooming
you will have been grooming
he/she/it will have been grooming
we will have been grooming
you will have been grooming
they will have been grooming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been grooming
you had been grooming
he/she/it had been grooming
we had been grooming
you had been grooming
they had been grooming
Conditional
I would groom
you would groom
he/she/it would groom
we would groom
you would groom
they would groom
Past Conditional
I would have groomed
you would have groomed
he/she/it would have groomed
we would have groomed
you would have groomed
they would have groomed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.groom - a man participant in his own marriage ceremonygroom - a man participant in his own marriage ceremony
wedding party, wedding - a party of people at a wedding
participant - someone who takes part in an activity
2.groom - someone employed in a stable to take care of the horsesgroom - someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
hired hand, hired man, hand - a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand"
3.groom - a man who has recently been marriedgroom - a man who has recently been married
honeymooner, newlywed - someone recently married
Verb1.groom - educate 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"
qualify, dispose - make fit or prepared; "Your education qualifies you for this job"
train, prepare - undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession; "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid"
train, educate, prepare, develop - create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
educate - give an education to; "We must educate our youngsters better"
discipline, condition, train, check - develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"
2.groom - give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
coiffe, coiffure, coif, arrange, do, dress, set - arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
beautify, fancify, prettify, embellish - make more beautiful
3.groom - care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed"
cleanse, clean - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
shave - remove body hair with a razor
comb out, comb, disentangle - smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb; "comb your hair before dinner"; "comb the wool"
coiffe, coiffure, coif, arrange, do, dress, set - arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
mousse, gel - apply a styling gel to; "she mousses her hair"
pomade - apply pomade to (hair)
clean up - make oneself clean, presentable or neat; "Clean up before you go to the party"
make up - apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier; "She makes herself up every morning"
manicure - care for (one's hand) by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.
barber - perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of
pedicure - care for one's feet by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.
doll up, glam up, pretty up, do up - use special care in dressing, making-up, etc.; "She dolled herself up for the night out with her friends"
slick up, smarten up, spruce, spruce up - dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion; "He spruced up for the party"
perfume, scent - apply perfume to; "She perfumes herself every day"
beautify, fancify, prettify, embellish - make more beautiful

groom

noun
1. stableman, stableboy, hostler or ostler (archaic) He worked as a groom at a stables on Dartmoor.
2. newly-wed, husband, bridegroom, marriage partner We toasted the bride and groom.
verb
1. brush, clean, tend, rub down, curry The horses were exercised and groomed with special care.
2. smarten up, dress, clean, turn out, get up (informal), tidy, preen, spruce up, primp, gussy up (slang, chiefly U.S.) She always appeared perfectly groomed.
3. train, prime, prepare, coach, ready, educate, drill, nurture, make ready He was already being groomed for a top job.

groom

verb
To make neat and trim; make presentable:
clean (up), freshen (up), neaten (up), slick up, spruce (up), tidy (up), trig (out), trim.
Translations
عَريسيُعِدُّيُنَظِّف الحصان أو الفرسسائِس الخَيْل
ženichčeledínhřebelcovatpřipravovat
børstebrudgomoplærestaldkarlstrigle
hevostenhoitajasulhanen
mladoženjaženik
lovászvőlegényápolelõkészít
brúîgumihestasveinnsnyrta, òrífaundirbúa, setja inn í
馬の飼育係
말 사육 담당자
arklininkasgremžtirengti kokiai nors veiklaišukuoti
gatavotkopt/sukātlīgavainiszirgu puisis
paholok
konjušnikženin
mladoženjaženik
brudgum
เจ้าบ่าว
damatgelinseyissüslemektımar etmek
chú rể

groom

[gruːm]
A. N
1. (in stable) → mozo m de cuadra
2. (= bridegroom) → novio m
B. VT
1. [+ horse] → almohazar, cuidar
to groom o.sacicalarse
the cat was grooming itselfel gato se lamía
well groomed [person] → muy acicalado
2. (= prepare) [+ person] to groom sb as/to bepreparar a algn para/para ser
to groom sb for a postpreparar a algn para un puesto

groom

[ˈgruːm ˈgrʊm]
n
(also bridegroom) → marié m
the groom and his best man → le marié et son témoin
the bride and groom → les (jeunes) mariés
(= stable worker) → palefrenier m
vt
[+ horse] → panser
(= prepare) [+ person] → former, préparer
to be groomed for sth [+ job] → être formé(e) à qch

groom

n
(in stables) → Stallbursche m, → Pferde- or Reitknecht m
(= bridegroom)Bräutigam m
vt
horsestriegeln, putzen; to groom oneself (birds, animals) → sich putzen; (people) → sich pflegen; well groomedgepflegt; badly groomedungepflegt
(= prepare) he’s being groomed for the job of chairman/for the Presidencyer wird als zukünftiger Vorsitzender/Präsidentschaftskandidat aufgebaut; to groom somebody for stardomjdn als Star lancieren; he is grooming him as his successorer zieht sich (dat)ihn als Nachfolger heran

groom

[gruːm]
1. n (in stable) → palafreniere m (also bridegroom) → sposo
2. vt
a. (horse) → pulire, strigliare
b. (prepare, person) to groom sb foravviare qn alla carriera di

groom

(gruːm) noun
1. a person who looks after horses. a groom at the stables.
2. a bridegroom, male partner of the bride.
verb
1. to clean, brush etc a horse's coat. The horses were groomed for the horse show.
2. to prepare for some task, purpose etc. She's being groomed as a possible successor to our head of department.

groom

عَريس ženich børste Stallbursche ιπποκόμος novio hevostenhoitaja marié mladoženja sposo 馬の飼育係 말 사육 담당자 bruidegom hestepasser stajenny noivo молодожен brudgum เจ้าบ่าว damat chú rể 新郎
References in classic literature ?
All eyes turned toward the bridal party, and a murmur of amazement went through the throng, for neither bride nor groom removed their masks.
The groom took her up in his arms and carried her out to his sledge and tucked her under the blankets.
Grose, since then, in the way of manners and things, had done as she could for Flora; and there were, further, a cook, a housemaid, a dairywoman, an old pony, an old groom, and an old gardener, all likewise thoroughly respectable.
Aloft, like a royal czar and king, the sun seemed giving this gentle air to this bold and rolling sea; even as bride to groom.
Into this fine box the groom put me; it was clean, sweet, and airy.
His speech leaves them all so tearful that one of the guests, Jokubas Szedvilas, who keeps a delicatessen store on Halsted Street, and is fat and hearty, is moved to rise and say that things may not be as bad as that, and then to go on and make a little speech of his own, in which he showers congratulations and prophecies of happiness upon the bride and groom, proceeding to particulars which greatly delight the young men, but which cause Ona to blush more furiously than ever.
Henrique had a boy's pride in his new possession; and, as he advanced and took the reins out of the hands of his little groom, he looked carefully over him, and his brow darkened.
be- lieving the bride's life in danger, and had flung the noble out into the midst of the humble and trembling wedding guests, in the parlor, and left him there aston- ished at this strange treatment, and implacably embit- tered against both bride and groom.
He intends to send his groom into Somersetshire immediately for it," she added, "and when it arrives we will ride every day.
And the Sultan's Groom turned upside down by the Genii; there he is upon his head.
He dined in town yesterday, and drove down in the phaeton by himself,' said Tiffey, 'having sent his own groom home by the coach, as he sometimes did, you know -'
Thou art a saucy groom,'' said the robber, ``but of that anon.