I. noun Etymology: Middle English grom Date: 14th century 1. archaic man, fellow 2. a. (1) archaic manservant (2) one of several officers of the English royal household b. a person responsible for the feeding, exercising, and stabling of horses 3. bridegroom II. verb Date: 1809 transitive verb 1. to clean and maintain the appearance of (as the coat of a horse or dog) 2. to make neat or attractive <
an impeccably groomed woman
3. to get into readiness for a specific objective ; prepare <
was being groomed as a presidential candidate
intransitive verb to groom oneself

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  • 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 — [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 …   English World 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 — [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

  • groom — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} 1a. giovane servitore in livrea al servizio in case signorili 1b. fattorino d albergo 2. TS equit. garzone addetto alla cura dei cavalli {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1828. ETIMO: ingl. groom propr. ragazzo …   Dizionario italiano

  • Groom — [gru:m] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. groom, dies aus mittelengl. grome, eigtl. »Knabe«, weitere Herkunft ungeklärt> engl. Bez. für: a) Reitknecht u. b) (veraltet) junger Diener, Page …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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