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 (gro͞om, gro͝om)
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
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.
To care for one's appearance.

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

groom′er n.


(ɡruːmd; ɡrʊmd)
clean and tidy in appearance, clothes, etc. See also well-groomed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.groomed - neat and smart in appearance; well cared for; "the manager was a beautifully groomed young man"; "his horse was always groomed"
tidy - marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"
ungroomed - not neat and smart in appearance; "he was wrinkled and ungroomed, with a two-day beard"; "ungroomed hair"


[ˈgruːmd ˈgrʊmd] adj
to be perfectly groomed → être très soigné(e) de sa personne well groomed
References in classic literature ?
He waited at table, groomed the mare, gardened, blacked the abbe's boots, went on errands, chopped the wood, drove the carriole, and fetched the oats, straw, and hay from Prebaudet.
MONTFORD, a perfectly groomed young dandy, approaches MRS.
He turned slightly his beautifully groomed white head so as to address Mr.
The creature stood fully eight feet at the shoulder, and was so sleek and clean and glossy that I could have sworn that he had but recently been groomed.
Not only the generals in full parade uniforms, with their thin or thick waists drawn in to the utmost, their red necks squeezed into their stiff collars, and wearing scarves and all their decorations, not only the elegant, pomaded officers, but every soldier with his freshly washed and shaven face and his weapons clean and polished to the utmost, and every horse groomed till its coat shone like satin and every hair of its wetted mane lay smooth- felt that no small matter was happening, but an important and solemn affair.
War horses were being groomed and caparisoned; sumpter beasts, snubbed to great posts, were being laden with the tents, bedding, and belongings of the men; while those already packed were wandering loose among the other animals and men.
Lord Robert Foulkes was a small young man, very carefully groomed, nondescript in appearance.
Admirably groomed, Kit'--Mr Brass is patting the pony--'does you great credit--amazingly sleek and bright to be sure.
Machine Groomed Snow-MGS: Loose granular snow that has been repeatedly groomed by power tillers so that the texture is halfway between LSGR & PP.
About a dozen dogs, cats, kittens and puppies from the county-operated Castaic Animal Shelter are groomed at the neighboring jail complex each day.
Just five miles from the edge of town, the Forest Service recreation area features wide groomed trails maintained by volunteers from the Missoula Nordic Ski Club in a happy partnership between government and community.
Subtending ring applications can be cost-effectively implemented with this dynamic architecture - traffic not intended for the backbone network is groomed and cross-connected locally on the tributary interface.