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A groom is the short-form of bridegroom, a male participant in a wedding ceremony.
It may also refer to:
- Groom (profession), a person responsible for the feeding and care of horses
- Certain distinguished roles in the English Royal Household:
- Groom Lake, a geographic feature of the United States Military Area 51
- Groom Range, a mountain range in Nevada
- Division of Groom, a Commonwealth Electoral Division in Queensland, Australia
- Groom, Texas, a town in Carson County, Texas, United States, location of the second largest cross in the western hemisphere
The verb to groom may refer to:
- Personal grooming, or preening, in humans and animals, a hygienic activity (caring for physical appearance)
- Social grooming, the activity by which animals and people who live in proximity can bond and reinforce social structures
- Dog grooming, the care provided for a dog's physical appearance (especially its coat and nails), or specific work done to enhance its appearance for a show
- Horse grooming, the daily hygienic care provided for horses, or specific work done on the horse to enhance its physical appearance for a show
- Child grooming, befriending a child, in the negative context of preparing them to accept inappropriate behavior
- Snow grooming, the process of preparing snow for recreational uses, such as skiing
- Traffic grooming, a technical activity in telecommunications
- Backlog refinement (grooming) in Scrum (software development)
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