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Definitions of servant

  1. To subject. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. in a subordinate position; "theology should be the handmaiden of ethics"; "the state cannot be a servant of the church" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. One who serves, or does services, voluntarily or on compulsion; a person who is employed by another for menial offices, or for other labor, and is subject to his command; a person who labors or exerts himself for the benefit of another, his master or employer; a subordinate helper. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. One in a state of subjection or bondage. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A professed lover or suitor; a gallant. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One who performs menial work for wages. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A person who labors for another. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. One who is in the service of another; one in domestic service; one in a state of subjection; a slave; a subject; a minister; a tool; a word of civility. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A person employed by another for labour, and to be at his command; to serve in, to belong to and do duty in, as in the army or navy; to serve one out, to retaliate upon; to requite; to serve one's self, to act as one's own servant; to take or use without help; to avail one's self of; to serve out, to distribute in portions; to serve up, to place on the table, as dressed food; to serve a writ or summons, to read it to the defendant, or more usually, to leave an attested copy at his residence; to serve a warrant, to show or read it to the person against whom it is issued, and to seize his person; to serve an execution, to seize or take possession of lands, goods, or person, according as the law requires in the case; to serve an office, to discharge the duties of a public office; time-server, one who regulates his actions by the requirements of the times instead of by duty; one who meanly complies; a servant of servants, one debased to the lowest condition of servitude; your humble servant, your obedient servant, &c., conventional phrases of civility at the close of a letter, coming immediately before the signature. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for servant

  1. " Miss Sommerton is not at home," said the servant – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
  2. Her horse, led up and down by her servant at the door of her house!... – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton