2 the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes [syn: dressing]
- Rhymes: -uːmɪŋ
- present participle of groom
- Care for one's personal appearance, hygiene, and clothing.
- The act of teaching someone, often for advancement at work.
- Caring for horses or other animals by brushing and cleaning them.
- The act of attempting to gain the trust of a minor with the intention of having a sexual relationship with him or her.
care for one's appearance
act of teaching
caring for horses
attempting to gain the trust of a minor
- Grooming redirects here.
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:
- Bridegroom, also shortened groom, a male wedding partner
Places in geography:
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)
- Horse grooming, the daily hygienic care provided for horses, or specific work done on the horse to enhance his 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
apprenticeship, basic training, breaking, breeding, conditioning, cultivation, development, discipline, drill, drilling, exercise, fetching-up, fostering, housebreaking, improvement, in-service training, manual training, military training, nurture, nurturing, on-the-job training, practice, preparation, raising, readying, rearing, rehearsal, sloyd, training, upbringing, vocational education, vocational training