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 for groom
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A man recently married, or about to be married; a
        bridegroom. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Groom porter, formerly an officer in the English royal
        household, who attended to the furnishing of the king's
        lodgings and had certain privileges.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  121 Moby Thesaurus words for "groom":
     adapt, apprentice, bed, bed down, blushing bride, break, break in,
     breaker, breed, breeder, bride, bridegroom, bridle, brief,
     bring up, broncobuster, brush, brush up, buckaroo, cattleman,
     clean up, clear the decks, clear up, coach, condition, cow keeper,
     cowman, cultivate, curry, currycomb, dairy farmer, dairyman,
     develop, discipline, drench, dress, drill, equerry, exercise,
     farrier, feed, fetch up, fettle, fit, fix up, fodder, form, foster,
     gentle, get ready, grazier, handle, harness, hitch, honeymooner,
     horseshoer, hostler, house-train, housebreak, improve,
     lick into shape, litter, make ready, manage, manicure, milk,
     neaten, newlywed, nurse, nurture, plighted bride, plume, police,
     police up, practice, preen, prepare, prime, primp, put in trim,
     put in tune, put to school, raise, rancher, ranchero, ranchman,
     ready, rear, refresh, rehearse, rub down, saddle, send to school,
     shape, sheepman, smarten up, spruce, spruce up, stableboy,
     stableman, stock raiser, stockbreeder, stockkeeper, stockman,
     straighten up, take in hand, tame, tamer, tend, tidy, tidy up,
     titivate, train, trainer, trig up, trim, trim up, tutor, war bride,
     water, yoke
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Groom, TX -- U.S. town in Texas
     Population (2000):    587
     Housing Units (2000): 290
     Land area (2000):     0.753837 sq. miles (1.952428 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.753837 sq. miles (1.952428 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            31292
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             35.203112 N, 101.106710 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     79039
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Groom, TX
      Groom
  

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