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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grooming - activity leading to skilled behaviorgrooming - activity leading to skilled behavior
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
athletic training - the course of practice and exercise and diet undertaken by an athlete
discipline - training to improve strength or self-control
drill - (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms
practice session, practice, drill, exercise, recitation - systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"
military training - training soldiers in military procedures
retraining - training for a new occupation
schooling - the training of an animal (especially the training of a horse for dressage)
skull practice, skull session - teaching strategy to an athletic team
toilet training - training a young child to use the toilet
2.grooming - the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes
covering - the act of protecting something by covering it
investment - the act of putting on robes or vestments
primping - careful or finicky grooming; "the primping alone took more than an hour"
toilette, toilet - the act of dressing and preparing yourself; "he made his morning toilet and went to breakfast"
Translations

grooming

[ˈgruːmɪŋ] N
1. (gen, also well-groomedness) → acicalamiento m
2. [of horse] → almohazamiento m; [of dog] → cepillado m

grooming

[ˈgruːmɪŋ] n
(= looking after o.s.) [person] → toilette f
(between monkeys)épouillage m
(of children on the Internet) utilisation de services de rencontres en ligne par des adultes cherchant à séduire des mineurs

grooming

grooming

[ˈgruːmɪŋ] n (of horse) → strigliatura
she's known for her immaculate grooming → è famosa per essere sempre curata e perfetta
References in classic literature ?
Eliza Stoughton the half-witted girl was poked in the ribs by a farm hand and giggled noisily, in some distant field a cow bawled and was answered by the cattle in the stables, and one of the farm hands spoke sharply to the horse he was grooming by the stable door.
Planchet, all astonishment, was busy grooming them, and had already finished two.
An' I wish he'd get the devil to do's grooming for'n," growled John.
At every hotel we stop at we always have to send out for soap, at the last moment, when we are grooming ourselves for dinner, and they put it in the bill along with the candles and other nonsense.
These agencies recognize a legitimate need to require their officers to conform to grooming and weight standards, both from internal esprit de corps and public perception perspectives.
All grooming industry professionals are eligible to vote.
Grooming is to clean and maintain the appearance of an animal.
In the salon area equipped with six grooming tables, inmates also learn from videos and American Kennel Club guidebooks.
Gesturing of this type frequently occurs during social grooming, causing the provider to shift his activities to where the recipient scratched himself.
With a grooming machine that sets tracks in a 14-foot-wide swath, Rossignol offers the ultimate in skiing pleasure, plus the safety of a ski patrol and the convenience of lessons, ski rentals, and a sandwich counter.
com/reports/c36129 ) has announced the addition of the Global Sources report: China Sourcing Report: Personal Grooming Appliances to their offering.
Packed Powder-PP: Powder snow, either natural or machine made, that has been packed down by skier traffic or grooming machines.