from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person employed to take care of horses or a stable.
- n. A bridegroom.
- n. One of several officers in an English royal household.
- n. Archaic A man.
- n. Archaic A male servant.
- transitive v. To care for the appearance of; to make neat and trim: groomed himself carefully in front of the mirror.
- transitive v. To clean and brush (an animal).
- transitive v. To remove dirt and parasites from the skin, fur, or feathers of (another animal).
- transitive v. To prepare, as for a specific position or purpose: groom an employee for advancement.
- transitive v. Sports To prepare (a trail) for skiers, as by packing down new snow or leveling moguls.
- intransitive v. To care for one's appearance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A man who is about to become or has recently become part of a married couple. Short form of bridegroom.
- n. A person who cares for horses.
- v. To attend to one's appearance and clothing.
- v. To care for horses or other animals by brushing and cleaning them.
- v. To prepare a ski slope for skiers
- v. To attempt to gain the trust of a minor or adult with the intention of subjecting them to abusive or exploitative behaviour such as sexual abuse, human trafficking or sexual slavery.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A boy or young man; a waiter; a servant; especially, a man or boy who has charge of horses, or the stable.
- n. One of several officers of the English royal household, chiefly in the lord chamberlain's department
- n. A man recently married, or about to be married; a bridegroom.
- intransitive v. To tend or care for, or to curry or clean, as a, horse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boy; a youth; a young man.
- n. A boy or man in service; a personal attendant; a page; a serving-man.
- n. Specifically A boy or man who has the charge of horses; one who takes care of the horses or the stable.
- n. One of several officers in the English royal household: as, groom of the stole; groom of the chamber.
- n. See groom.
- To tend or care for, as a horse; curry, feed, etc. (a horse): sometimes, in horse slang, used with reference to a person.
- n. A man newly married, or about to be married; a bridegroom: the correlative of bride.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. educate for a future role or function
- n. a man who has recently been married
- n. someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
- v. care for one's external appearance
- v. give a neat appearance to
- n. a man participant in his own marriage ceremony
At least though, being a groom is a guy thing, not a gay thing.
The truth be told, I find weddings to be some of the most diverse photography a person can do, namely because every single bride and groom is completely different and have different wants.
In the United States, on average a groom is 2.3 years older than his bride.
Young wives wanted: in the United States a groom is 2.3 years older than his bride (average from 1947 to 2009).
The case boils down to a thwarted vampire wedding that's disrupted when the groom is outed as a former member of the werewolf club.
Ultimately, after a lot of suspense, grimaces from both contestants, and a commercial break, the groom is kicked off.
The groom is best known for his role as Marvin in he Anna Faris-assisted comedy The House Bunny.
The whole game is spent trying to find the groom from the bachelor party that you are too hungover to remember.
A bride and groom from the Seminole Nation in Florida, ca. 1895.
The groom is a Jayhawk, his best man is a MO Tiger.