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Definitions of service

  1. a force that is a branch of the armed forces Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. periodic maintenance on a car or machine; "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a stroke (in tennis or badminton or squash) that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. mate with; "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. be used by; as of a utility; "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"; "The garage served to shelter his horses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the performance of duties by a waiter or servant; "that restaurant has excellent service" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; "he accepted service of the subpoena" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. (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
  14. employment in or work for another; "he retired after 30 years of service" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. the act of mating by male animals; "the bull was worth good money in servicing fees" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. (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
  20. make fit for use; "service my truck"; "the washing machine needs to be serviced" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. Alt. of Service Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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
  23. The deed of one who serves; labor performed for another; duty done or required; office. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Office of devotion; official religious duty performed; religious rites appropriate to any event or ceremonial; as, a burial service. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Hence, a musical composition for use in churches. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. 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
  27. Useful office; advantage conferred; that which promotes interest or happiness; benefit; avail. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Profession of respect; acknowledgment of duty owed. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. 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
  30. The materials used for serving a rope, etc., as spun yarn, small lines, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. The act of serving the ball. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Act of serving or covering. See Serve, v. t., 13. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. 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
  34. 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.
  35. Serviceably. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. Serviceableness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. One's official work; religious exercise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. 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.
  42. Serviceable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. The act of serving; the occupation of a servant; the performance of labor for the benefit of another, or at another's command; attendance of an inferior, hired helper, slave, etc., on a superior, employer, master, or the like; also, spiritual obedience and love. mso.anu.edu.au
  46. The act of bringing to notice, either actually or constructively, in such manner as is prescribed by law; as, the service of a subp/na or an attachment. mso.anu.edu.au
  47. A name given to several trees and shrubs of the genus Pyrus, as Pyrus domestica and Pyrus 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. dictgcide_fs
  48. The act of bringing to notice, either actually or constructively, in such manner as is prescribed by law; as, the service of a subp. dictgcide_fs
  49. s[.e]r'vis, n. condition or occupation of a servant: a working for another: duty required in any office: military or naval duty: any liturgical form or office, public religious worship, religious ceremonial: a musical composition for devotional purposes: labour, assistance, or kindness to another: benefit: profession of respect: order of dishes at table, or a set of them: official function, use, employment: that which is furnished: a tree of rarely more than 30 feet high, with leaves and flowers like the Rowan-tree, but the former downy beneath--also Sorb.--ns. SERVICEABIL'ITY, SER'VICEABLENESS.--adj. SER'VICEABLE, able or willing to serve: advantageous: useful: capable of rendering long service, durable.--adv. SER'VICEABLY.--ns. SER'VICE-BERR'Y, a berry of the service-tree: (Scot.) the fruit of the white beam: a North American shrub, the shadbush; SER'VICE-BOOK, a book of forms of religious service: a prayer-book; SER'VICE-BOX, a form of expansion joint, used in street-mains of steam-heating systems; SER'VICE-CLEAN'ER, a portable air-compressing pump and receiver for service-pipes; SER'VICE-LINE, one of two lines drawn across the court twenty-one feet from the net, in lawn-tennis; SER'VICE-MAG'AZINE, a magazine for storing ammunition for immediate use; SER'VICE-PIPE, a smaller pipe from a main-pipe to a dwelling; SER'VICE-TREE, a tree of the pear family, with close-grained wood and an edible fruit; SER'VING-MALL'ET, a piece of wood having a groove on one side to fit the convexity of a rope; DIN'NER-SER'VICE, a full set of dishes for dinner; T[=A]'BLE-SER'VICE, a set of utensils for the table; WILD'-SER'VICE, a small species of service-tree, cultivated in England for its fruit and wood.--SERVICE OF AN HEIR (Scots law), a proceeding before a jury to determine the heir of a person deceased.--ACTIVE SERVICE, service of a soldier, &c., in the field, against an enemy; AT YOUR SERVICE, a phrase of civility; HAVE SEEN SERVICE, to have been in active military service: to have been put to hard use; PLAIN SERVICE, in Anglican usage, an office which is simply read. [Fr.,--L. servitium.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  50. Being servant, servants status, masters or mistress\'s employ, (girl &c. goes out to, goes into, tries, is in, s.; take s. with, become servant to; take into one\'s s., employ); department of royal or public employ or of work done to meet some general need, persons engaged in it, employment in it, (the fighting or the ss., navy& army; the public ss.; the CIVIL, COVENANTED, consular, SECRET, omnibus, railway, &c., s.; the preventive s., coastguards, customhouse, &c.; is on s., in active s., actually engaged in such employ; see s., have experience esp. as soldier or sailor); persons disposal or behalf (at your &c. s., ready to obey orders or be used; on his, her, Majesty\'s s., abbr. O.H.M.S., frank stamped on official letters &c.); what employee or subordinate is bound to, work done or doing of work on behalf of employer, benefit conferred on or exertion made on behalf of someone, expression of willingness to confer or make these, (personal s., feudal obligation of homage &c.; feudal, menial, willing, YEOMAN\'S, s.; has a right to my s.; asks for my ss.; will you do me a s.?; exaggerates his own ss.; has seen s., been much used, shows signs of wear; my s. to him, form of respectful message); use, assistance, (can I, will it, be of s. to you?); liturgical form or office appointed for use on some occasion, (whole proceedings, usu. including one such s. or more, of) single meeting of congregation for worship, musical setting of all or several of the invariable parts of a liturgy adapted for such treatment, (the communion, burial, &c., s.; special ss.; divine s. usu. without a, meeting for worship; holds four ss. every Sunday; are you going to s. or the s.?; -\'s s., setting by particular composer; full s., performed by choir without solos, also s. with music wherever possible; plain s., read or monotoned; s.-book, book of offices of a Church, e.g. the Book of Common Prayer; CHURCH-service); legal serving of or of writ &c. (personal s., delivery with announcement of contents to person affected; s. by publication, substitution, publishing of writ &c. by posting up or insertion in newspaper or by handing to neighbour &c. recognized as sufficient under some conditions; accept s.); set of dishes, plates, &c., required for serving meal (dinner, dessert, tea, &c., s.); (single act of) serving in tennis &c., serve, manner of serving, persons turn to serve, (his s. is weak, terrific; whose s. is it?; s.-line, marking limit short of which serve must fall); s.-pipe, conveying houses water from the main. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  51. (UsUnited States-tree) European tree rare in England with leaves like those of mountain-ash& small pear-shaped fruit (s.-berry or s.) eaten when over-ripe. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  52. (Traffic) set of trains, steamers, omnibuses, &c., plying at stated times. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  53. (Music.) A musical setting of the Canticles, Gloria, etc., and other words sung by the choir. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  54. (Naut.) Spun-yarn wound round a rope with a serving-board or mallet. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  55. [L.], or Sorb. (Bot.) Wild S. tree, Pyrus torminalis (good against colic, tormina, plu.). Ord. Rosacea; growing in hedges, and in Middle and S. Europe; having valuable heavy wood. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  56. n. Act of serving; occupation of a servant; performance of labour for the benefit of another, or at another’s command;-assistance or kindness rendered ; office ; -employment; place;-duty ; work; business;-religious duty; worship;-obedience; submission ;-public office of devotion; hoar or form of divine worship;-a musical composition for use in churches; specifically, military or naval duty;-useful office; advantage conferred; benefit; avail;-profession of respect uttered or sent;-a set or number of vessels ordinarily used at table;-order of dishes at table; course;-the materials used for serving a rope, as spun-yam, &c. Cabinet Dictionary

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