Servant meaning

sûr'vənt
One who is privately employed to perform domestic services.
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The definition of a servant is someone who performs work or tasks for another person.

Someone who acts as a maid or a butler is a servant.

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One who is publicly employed to perform services, as for a government.
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One who expresses submission, recognizance, or debt to another.

Your obedient servant.

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One who is employed to work under the immediate control and instruction of the employer.
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One who serves another, providing help in some manner.

She is quite the humble servant, the poor in this city owe much to her but she expects nothing.

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A person devoted to another or to a cause, creed, etc.
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A person employed to perform services, esp. household duties, for another.
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A person employed by a government.
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In CORBA, it refers to the actual CPU and memory resources chosen to execute an object. The servant, which is known only to the server, follows policies set in the Portable Object Adapter (POA). See POA and CORBA.
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One who is hired to perform regular household or other duties, and receives compensation. As opposed to a slave.

There are three servants in the household, the butler and two maids.

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(obsolete) To subject.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of servant

  • Middle English from Old French from present participle of servir to serve serve
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French servant, from the present participle of the verb servir.
    From Wiktionary