groom

Definitions

  • Dutchess grooms for her social visit
    Dutchess grooms for her social visit
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v groom care for one's external appearance "He is always well-groomed"
    • v groom give a neat appearance to "groom the dogs","dress the horses"
    • v groom educate for a future role or function "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"
    • n groom a man who has recently been married
    • n groom a man participant in his own marriage ceremony
    • n groom someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: American women, on average, spend 55 minutes per day getting showered, dressed, and groomed
    • Groom A boy or young man; a waiter; a servant; especially, a man or boy who has charge of horses, or the stable.
    • Groom A man recently married, or about to be married; a bridegroom.
    • Groom One of several officers of the English royal household, chiefly in the lord chamberlain's department; as, the groom of the chamber; the groom of the stole.
    • v. i Groom To tend or care for, or to curry or clean, as a, horse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On average men spend 51 minutes a day grooming themselves
    • n groom A boy; a youth; a young man.
    • n groom A boy or man in service; a personal attendant; a page; a serving-man.
    • n groom Specifically A boy or man who has the charge of horses; one who takes care of the horses or the stable.
    • n groom One of several officers in the English royal household: as, groom of the stole; groom of the chamber.
    • n groom See groom.
    • groom To tend or care for, as a horse; curry, feed, etc. (a horse): sometimes, in horse slang, used with reference to a person.
    • n groom A man newly married, or about to be married; a bridegroom: the correlative of bride.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The expression "Tying the Knot" comes from an old Roman custom where the brides clothes were tied up all in knots and the groom was supposed to untie the knots
    • n Groom grōōm one who has the charge of horses: a title of several officers of the royal household: a bridegroom.—v.t. to tend, as a horse.
    • n Groom grōōm, one who has the charge of horses: a title of several officers of the royal household: a bridegroom
    • v.t Groom to tend, as a horse
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Quotations

  • Robert A. Cook
    Robert A. Cook
    “Cut your morning devotions into your personal grooming. You would not go out to work with a dirty face. Why start the day with the face of your soul unwashed?”
  • Ben Jonson
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    “They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
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    “Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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

Usage

In literature:

Curiously enough, these two chanced to be conversing on the very subject that had engaged the thoughts of Ian and the groom.
"The Eagle Cliff" by R.M. Ballantyne
The bride and groom rowed back, bedraggled, to the room over the store.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Harry was eager to set off for Downside, and hurrying downstairs mounted his horse, which the groom had been leading up and down waiting for him.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
A groom stood stiff and straight at the horses' heads.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
I told him I was groom to a great lord who was staying in the inn.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
The groom was already there, holding a note in one hand, gilt-banded cap in the other.
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
Soon after he had left the noise behind him, he met Sir William Hunter, riding, attended by his groom.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
The groom is reluctant.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
As Capitola reached the horse-block, her own groom came to take the bridle.
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
She gave orders to the grooms that the Hen-wife's son was to be whipped every time he looked at her.
"The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said" by Padraic Colum
A kiss of the modest, proper sort was not out of order; every groom knew and expected that.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
A brilliant black, whose coat fairly shone with careful grooming.
"Frontier Boys on the Coast" by Capt. Wyn Roosevelt
She was finding it deliciously pleasant to live in a Cloud Cote above a bride and groom.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
The harness, the trap itself, the coachman, and groom or grooms should be as immaculate as the horses.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
The groom at the leader's head touched his hat.
"The Mistress of Shenstone" by Florence L. Barclay
It takes all one man's time to groom him and exercise him.
"Vixen, Volume II." by M. E. Braddon
Then he hastily threw himself into his saddle, and rode off, attended by his mounted groom.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
If a man be present, he may stand in front of the horse and hold him in the way already described for the groom to do (page 125).
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
The groom's eyebrows rose as he received the order for the pony-phaeton, and kept rising during all his preparations.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But the old Scotch groom understood.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
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In poetry:

They tolled the one bell only,
Groom there was none to see,
The mourners followed after,
And so to church went she,
And would not wait for me.
"XXI: Bredon Hill" by A E Housman
"But hie thee hence to Heddybee,
Where live my youthful brothers three;
First tell them all - then stab the groom—
Allow my wife a milder doom."
"The Heddybee Spectre" by George Borrow
The solemn Priest disdainful check'd
The groom, for want of due respect--
"Sir, 'tis a fact, 'twixt me and you;
And I'll be d--d if 'tis not true."
"The Parrish Wedding" by William Hutton
"The Groom, who lately clean'd my stall,
Now struts and vapours through my hall,—
Eats gaily with my silver knife,
And sleeps with Kate, my much-lov'd wife.
"The Heddybee Spectre" by George Borrow
Most like the centre-spike of gold
Which burns deep in the blue-bell's womb,
What time, with ardours manifold,
The bee goes singing to her groom,
Drunken and overbold.
"Popularity" by Robert Browning
I will have a wheelchair ‘full of soft scents’
That a well-groomed valet will slowly push
A sweet sun will varnish my last hours,
This winter, on the Promenade des Anglais...
"Cote D’Azur — Nice" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet

In news:

A family pet was found dead inside a cage at a grooming business in the city of Union.
Classy Pet Grooming on the South Duncan By-Pass - running free with feces, urine and trash on the floor on May 8.
If you ask us, it's a lot more enjoyable to leave the pet grooming in the capable hands of My Three Dogs.
Hannon's grooming business on First Avenue in Burnham is stocked with professional equipment, including a waist high grooming table and miniature bathtub for easy access when working.
The all-new Beach Pet Grooming shop, located in the building that once housed Jail Bait Tackle, 2450 Estero Blvd, is proud to offer a special grand opening celebration Saturday, Nov 6, with holiday pet pics for the whole family.
The Grooming Industry's Favorite Trade Magazine.
While the wedding party was dancing, the bride started dancing with on of the groomsmen in the party which sent the groom overboard.
The groom then shoved the man, knocking him into a ceramic column and an off-duty police officer attending the wedding.
The beauty segment continues to celebrate the success of several stars, including nail polish, and men's grooming is no exception.
Groom & doom after wedding.
A Bronx groom hurled himself into the Harlem River over the weekend — just hours after exchanging marriage vows with his longtime love.
The groom is the son of Jim and Linda Myers of Proctor.
Reporter Tom Kisken finds out what it takes to groom a cow for the livestock competition at the Ventura County Fair.
The groom is the son of Sid and Melissa Easley of Murray, Ky.
Tina Fey, Mariska Hargitay, Lorne Michaels and Woody Allen were among the stars who attended, along with the groom's actor brothers, Stephen and Billy Baldwin.
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In science:

Fig. 16 shows the e/π ratio as a function of the beam energy for Module-0 and its fitting of equation (7) with the Wigmans (Groom) parameterization of fπo (E ).
Non-Compensation of the Barrel Tile Hadron Module-0 Calorimeter
Fig. 17 shows the pion response as a function of the beam energy for the Module-0 and its fitting of equation (8) with the Wigmans (solid line) and Groom (dashed line) parameterizations of fπo (E ).
Non-Compensation of the Barrel Tile Hadron Module-0 Calorimeter
The solid (dashed) lines are the fits of equation (7) with the Wigmans (Groom) parameterization of fπo (E ).
Non-Compensation of the Barrel Tile Hadron Module-0 Calorimeter
Groom et al., The Review of Particle Physics 2000, Eur. J.
Workshop Summary
Groom et al. (Particle Data Group), Review of particle physics, Eur.
Local contribution of a quantum condensate to the vacuum energy density
Groom et al, Review of Particle Physics, Eur.
Beyond the soft photon approximation in radiative production and decay of charged vector mesons
Groom et al., Review of particle physics, Eur.
Summary of the Structure Function Session at Dis01
Groom et al. (Particle Data Group Collaboration), Eur.
Physics at Future Hadron Colliders
Groom et al. [Particle Data Group Collaboration], Eur.
B to charmonium - mini-summary
Groom et al. (2000)] Groom DE et al. (Particle Data Group), Eur.
Spatio-temporal Chaos and Vacuum Fluctuations of Quantized Fields
Groom et al. [Particle Data Group Collaboration], Eur.
Study of Scalar Mesons and Related Radiative Decays
With these features in mind, Butterworth et al. devised a “jet grooming” strategy that removes the gluon background.
Theoretical Summary Lecture for Higgs Hunting 2012
Plehn, Salam, and Spannowsky proposed a similar grooming strategy for the measurement of the cross section for pp → tth .
Theoretical Summary Lecture for Higgs Hunting 2012
Groom et al., Review of Particle Physics, Eur.
On the color simple group from chiral electroweak gauge groups
Groom et al., Review of Particle Physics, The European Phys.
Natural units, numbers and numerical clusters
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