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GROOM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does groom mean? 

GROOM (noun)
  The noun GROOM has 3 senses:

1. a man participant in his own marriage ceremony
2. someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
3. a man who has recently been married

  Familiarity information: GROOM used as a noun is uncommon.


GROOM (verb)
  The verb GROOM has 3 senses:

1. prepare (someone) for a future role or function
2. give a neat appearance to
3. care for one's external appearance

  Familiarity information: GROOM used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GROOM (noun)


Sense 1groom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A man participant in his own marriage ceremony

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

groom; bridegroom

Hypernyms ("groom" is a kind of...):

participant (someone who takes part in an activity)

Holonyms ("groom" is a member of...):

wedding; wedding party (a party of people at a wedding)


Sense 2groom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

stableman; stableboy; ostler; hostler; groom

Hypernyms ("groom" is a kind of...):

hand; hired hand; hired man (a hired laborer on a farm or ranch)


Sense 3groom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A man who has recently been married

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

bridegroom; groom

Hypernyms ("groom" is a kind of...):

honeymooner; newlywed (someone recently married)


GROOM (verb)


Sense 1groom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prepare (someone) for a future role or function

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

groom; train; prepare

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "groom" is one way to...):

educate (give an education to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "groom"):

dispose; qualify (make fit or prepared)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2groom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give a neat appearance to

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

groom; curry; dress

Context examples:

groom the dogs / dress the horses

Hypernyms (to "groom" is one way to...):

beautify; embellish; fancify; prettify (make more beautiful)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They groom the animals


Sense 3groom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Care for one's external appearance

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

neaten; groom

Context example:

He is always well-groomed

Hypernyms (to "groom" is one way to...):

beautify; embellish; fancify; prettify (make more beautiful)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "groom"):

perfume; scent (apply perfume to)

slick up; smarten up; spruce; spruce up (dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion)

do up; doll up; glam up; pretty up (use special care in dressing, making-up, etc.)

pedicure (care for one's feet by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.)

barber (perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of)

manicure (care for (one's hand) by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.)

make up (apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier)

clean up (make oneself clean, presentable or neat)

pomade (apply pomade to (hair))

gel; mousse (apply a styling gel to)

arrange; coif; coiffe; coiffure; do; dress; set (arrange attractively)

comb; comb out; disentangle (smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb)

shave (remove body hair with a razor)

clean; cleanse (clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody


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