What does grooming mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. training, preparation, groomingnoun

    activity leading to skilled behavior

  2. dressing, groomingnoun

    the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes


  1. groomingnoun

    The activity of cleaning oneself or others by removing lice, ticks, dirt, etc. from the fur; -- of animals.


  1. groomingnoun

    Care for one's personal appearance, hygiene, and clothing.

  2. groomingnoun

    The act of teaching someone, often for advancement at work.

  3. groomingnoun

    Caring for horses or other animals by brushing and cleaning them.

  4. groomingnoun

    The act of attempting to gain the trust of a minor with the intention of having a sexual relationship with him or her.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grooming

    of Groom

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Grooming

    An animal's cleaning and caring for the body surface. This includes preening, the cleaning and oiling of feathers with the bill or of hair with the tongue.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grooming in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grooming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of grooming in a Sentence

  1. Adam Kent:

    While we are glad that Encore Global has acknowledged its error in denying my client's employment due to his hairstyle, we have yet to receive a formal apology, or a commitment to changing the grooming policy that has had a disparate impact on African-Americans, i intend to engage with Encore further to determine if they will fulfill all the requests we have made in our lawsuit.

  2. Keenan Reynolds:

    It definitely kind of reminds you of why you're really here, the bigger commitment that you've made to serve your country and the evil that we're out to protect [against], so I think it's kind of a centering thing. It's very unfortunate that these events happen and happen so often, but, at the same time, we're grooming ourselves, we're being trained to go out and be leaders of a military that protects our nation in those types of incidents.

  3. Navy Rear Admiral David Proctor:

    These updates are to reflect that The RNZN make no distinction between male and female members in terms of their personal grooming and appearance.

  4. Mahmoud Rashid:

    When someone looks at an article that's anti-Islamic or a video that shows a grooming gang( a group who takes advantage of vulnerable young people, often for sexual exploitation) what happens is that automatically it's' Muslims are doing this,' if there's a constant bombardment of messages that Islam is evil.

  5. David Lummis:

    In the services area, what we have seenis an increase in things like mobile grooming, so people don’t have to leave their home and have limited contact, we have also seen an increase in remote training services.

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