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Definitions of service

  1. mate with; "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a force that is a branch of the armed forces Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a stroke (in tennis or badminton or squash) that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the performance of duties by a waiter or servant; "that restaurant has excellent service" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; "he accepted service of the subpoena" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. (common law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. employment in or work for another; "he retired after 30 years of service" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. The deed of one who serves; labor performed for another; duty done or required; office. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Office of devotion; official religious duty performed; religious rites appropriate to any event or ceremonial; as, a burial service. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Hence, a musical composition for use in churches. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Duty performed in, or appropriate to, any office or charge; official function; hence, specifically, military or naval duty; performance of the duties of a soldier. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Useful office; advantage conferred; that which promotes interest or happiness; benefit; avail. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Profession of respect; acknowledgment of duty owed. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The act and manner of bringing food to the persons who eat it; order of dishes at table; also, a set or number of vessels ordinarily used at table; as, the service was tardy and awkward; a service of plate or glass. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The materials used for serving a rope, etc., as spun yarn, small lines, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The act of serving the ball. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Act of serving or covering. See Serve, v. t., 13. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The act of bringing to notice, either actually or constructively, in such manner as is prescribed by law; as, the service of a subpna or an attachment. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The condition or occupation of one who works for another in a menial position; duty required or performed in any office; naval or military duty; a religious ceremony; as, a church service; a set of implements for some special purpose; as, a silver coffee service; the operation of some system which supplies a public need; as, the telephone service; aid or kindness rendered to another. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Serviceableness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Condition or occupation of a servant: a working for another: duty required in any office: military or naval duty: office of devotion: a musical composition for devotional purposes: labor, assistance, or kindness to another: benefit: profession of respect: order of dishes at table, or a set of them. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. Occupation of a servant; duty of any office; military or naval duty; office of devotion; benefit or assistance; set of vessels used at table. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. The work or position of one in the navy: military or naval duty; also, work performed for another. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. One's official work; religious exercise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A set of vessels, utensils, etc. for use as at table. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Labour for another; the business of a servant; employment as a servant; duty; worship; business; use; useful office; public worship, or office of devotion; official religious duty; a musical composition for church use; order of dishes at table; set of vessels used together. To see service, to come into actual contact with the enemy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. Labour, physical or mental, performed in course of duty, or for the benefit of another; obedience; religious rites or worship; public worship; employment; use; purpose; advantage; official duties of a clergyman; the performance of duty in the army or navy; a benefit conferred; a course, as of dishes at table; a collection of vessels used at table; among seamen, the layers of spun yarn fastened round a rope to protect it from friction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. make fit for use; "service my truck"; "the washing machine needs to be serviced" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. Alt. of Service Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A name given to several trees and shrubs of the genus Pyrus, as Pyrus domestica and P. torminalis of Europe, the various species of mountain ash or rowan tree, and the American shad bush (see Shad bush, under Shad). They have clusters of small, edible, applelike berries. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. Serviceable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for service

  1. And you; are you also in the Service – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  2. Can I be of service – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
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