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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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;  especially,  a  man 
  or  boy  who  has  charge  of  horses,  or  the  stable.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  A  man  recently  married,  or  about  to  be  married;  a 
  bridegroom.  --Dryden. 
 
  {Groom  porter},  formerly  an  officer  in  the  English  royal 
  household,  who  attended  to  the  furnishing  of  the  king's 
  lodgings  and  had  certain  privileges. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  groom 
  n  1:  a  man  participant  in  his  own  marriage  ceremony  [syn:  {bridegroom}] 
  2:  someone  employed  in  a  stable  to  take  care  of  the  horses 
  [syn:  {stableman},  {stableboy},  {hostler},  {ostler}] 
  3:  a  man  who  has  recently  been  married  [syn:  {bridegroom}] 
  v  1:  prepare  for  a  future  role  or  function;  "He  is  grooming  his 
  son  to  become  his  successor"  [syn:  {prepare},  {train}] 
  2:  of  dogs  and  horses  [syn:  {dress},  {curry}] 
  3:  care  for  the  external  appearance  [syn:  {neaten}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Groom,  TX  (city,  FIPS  31292) 
  Location:  35.20408  N,  101.10600  W 
  Population  (1990):  613  (297  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  79039 




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