from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Preparing a person for a position requiring skilled behavior, especially by providing opposrtunity for practise and guidance in making the right decisions.
  • noun The activity of getting dressed, washed and generally of neat appearance.
  • noun The activity of cleaning oneself or others by removing lice, ticks, dirt, etc. from the fur; -- of animals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of groom.
  • noun Care for one's personal appearance, hygiene, and clothing.
  • noun The act of teaching someone, often for advancement at work.
  • noun Caring for horses or other animals by brushing and cleaning them.
  • noun The act of attempting to gain the trust of a minor with the intention of having a sexual relationship with him or her.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun activity leading to skilled behavior
  • noun the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes


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