Groom


Groom

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Groom may refer to:

Offices and jobs:
* Groom (horses), 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 of the Privy Chamber,
** Groom of the Robes,
** Groom of the Stole,
** Groom of the Stool
* Bridegroom, also shortened groom, a male wedding partner

Places in geography:
* Groom Dry Lake, a geographic feature of the United States Military Area 51
* Division of Groom, a Commonwealth Electoral Division in Queensland, Australia
* Groom, Texas, a town in Carson County, Texas, United States, location of the second largest cross in the western hemisphere

A family's surname, with various notable bearers, such as:
*B. Pat Groom (Actor, Around the World in Eighty Days (1956))
*Michael Groom (II) (Actor, "Chandler & Co: End of Term (#2.6)" (1995))
*Robert Groom (Actor, Comedia glandular (2004))
*Sam Groom (Actor, "All My Children" (1970))
*Simon Groom (Self, "Blue Peter" (1958))
*Winston Groom (Writer, "Forrest Gump" (1986))

The verb to Groom can refer to:
* Personal grooming, or preening, in humans and animals, a hygienic activity (caring for physical appearance)
* Dog grooming, the care provided for a dog's physical appearance (especially its coat and nails), or specific work done to enhance its appearance for a show
* Horse grooming, the daily hygienic care provided for horses, or specific work done on the horse to enhance its physical appearance for a show
* Social grooming, the activity by which animals and people who live in proximity can bond and reinforce social structures
* Traffic grooming, a technical activity in telecommunications
* Child grooming, befriending a child, often in the negative context of preparing it to accept inappropriate behavior from the other person
* Snow grooming, the process of preparing snow for recreational uses, such as skiing
* Animal self-grooming behavior


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  • groom — groom …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • 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´er — groom «groom», noun, verb. –n. 1. a man just married or about to be married; bridegroom: »The lanky groom, decked out in brown suede shoes and a brown tail coat with yellow carnation (Newsweek). 2. a man or boy whose work is taking care of horses …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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, 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:… …   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


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