What does groom mean?

Definitions for groom
grum, grʊmgroom

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word groom.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. groom, bridegroomnoun

    a man participant in his own marriage ceremony

  2. stableman, stableboy, groom, hostler, ostlernoun

    someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses

  3. groom, bridegroomverb

    a man who has recently been married

  4. prepare, groom, trainverb

    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"

  5. dress, groom, curryverb

    give a neat appearance to

    "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"

  6. groom, neatenverb

    care for one's external appearance

    "He is always well-groomed"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Groomnoun

    Etymology: grom, Dutch.

    Then called she a groom, that forth him led
    Into a goodly lodge. Fairy Queen, b. i.

    From Egypt’s king ambassadours they come;
    Them many a squire attends, and many a groom. Edward Fairfax.

    Think then, my soul! that death is but a groom
    Which brings a taper to the outward room. John Donne.

    In the time of Edward VI. lived Sternhold, whom king Henry his father, a little before, had made groom of his chamber, for turning of certain of David’s psalms into verse. Henry Peacham, on Poetry.

    Would’st thou be touch’d
    By the presuming hands of saucy grooms? John Dryden, Don Sebast.

    Amid’ the fold he rages, nor the sheep
    Their shepherds, nor the grooms their bulls can keep. Dryd.

    I presume for to intreat this groom,
    And silly maid, from danger to redeem. Edward Fairfax, b. ii.

    By this the brides are wak’d, their grooms are dress’d;
    All Rhodes is summon’d to the nuptial feast. Dryden.


  1. groom

    A bridegroom (often shortened to groom) is a man who is about to be married or who is newlywed. When marrying, the bridegroom's future spouse (if female) is usually referred to as the bride. A bridegroom is typically attended by a best man and groomsmen.


  1. groom

    A groom is commonly a man who is getting married or recently been married. In another context, a groom can also refer to a person, typically male, whose job is to take care of horses, such as feeding, cleaning and ensuring the overall well-being of the animals. Additionally, 'groom' can also refer to the action of caring, cleaning or maintaining something or someone, usually with careful attention.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Groomnoun

    a boy or young man; a waiter; a servant; especially, a man or boy who has charge of horses, or the stable

  2. Groomnoun

    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. Groomnoun

    a man recently married, or about to be married; a bridegroom

  4. Groomverb

    to tend or care for, or to curry or clean, as a, horse

  5. Etymology: [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. Groom

    Groom is a town in Carson County, Texas, United States. The population was 587 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Amarillo, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is on Interstate Highway 40 42 miles east of Amarillo, 220 miles west of Oklahoma City.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. groom

    One of several officers of the English royal household, chiefly in the lord chamberlain’s department; as the groom of the chamber; groom of the stole, or robes.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GROOM

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Groom is ranked #6623 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Groom surname appeared 5,114 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Groom.

    85.4% or 4,370 total occurrences were White.
    9.5% or 487 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 118 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 82 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 39 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 18 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of groom in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of groom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of groom in a Sentence

  1. Sukhum Nuangjanpat:

    Instead of being able to groom more than 10 dogs during the whole day, we can only take about five in order for us to practise social distancing.

  2. Buckingham Palace:

    The couple are delighted to announce an opportunity for 1,200 people from across the United Kingdom to be invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle to share the experience of their special day, the attendees will view the arrival of the congregation and Members of the Royal Family, listen to a live broadcast of the Marriage Service and watch as the Bride and Groom depart St. George’s Chapel at the end of the ceremony. The newly married couple will then undertake a short carriage procession through part of Windsor High Street. The carriage will process through the grounds of Windsor Castle, departing via Castle Hill to proceed along part of the High Street before returning to the Castle via Cambridge Gate.

  3. Ben Glassman:

    Effectively Xu and his( Chinese Ministry of State Security) colleagues sought to groom experts to hand over trade secrets, china has made clear that it has a program where it is seeking to acquire leading technological information in this industry and several others.

  4. Anoop Tiwari:

    The BJP never discriminates, zeenat is like my daughter and it was our responsibility to get the marriage done on the decided date, with the decided groom and the decided venue.

  5. Vigo County:

    I do, some guests are telling us the bride and groom didn't speak to each other at the reception.

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