groom (

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