"groom" in the noun sense
1. groom, bridegroom
a man participant in his own marriage ceremony
2. stableman, stableboy, groom, hostler, ostler
someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
3. groom, bridegroom
a man who has recently been married
"groom" in the verb sense
1. prepare, groom, train
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"
2. dress, groom, curry
give a neat appearance to
"groom the dogs"
"dress the horses"
3. groom, neaten
care for one's external appearance
"He is always well-groomed"
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