Service meaning

sûr'vĭs
Notification of legal action, as by the serving of a writ.
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Service is defined as to repair, maintain or provide something to someone.

An example of service is to fix a broken washing machine.

An example of service is to provide appetizers to a group of people at a restaurant.

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Service is work done for others or repairs provided.

An example of service is a bartender providing a cocktail to someone.

An example of service is a mechanic fixing the brakes on a truck.

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Service is defined as someone or something that is intended to provide help to those providing assistance to others.

An example of service is an elevator in a hotel that is meant to be used by hotel staff.

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To provide services to.

That cable company services most households in the area.

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Offering repairs or maintenance.

A service guarantee; a road service area.

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The definition of service is someone or something that has to do with the armed forces.

An example of service is a man or woman who is a US Marine.

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The definition of a service is a formal or religious program.

An example of a service is a funeral.

An example of a service is a Shabbat gathering at a synagogue.

An example of a service is a Sunday church meeting.

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A religious rite or formal ceremony.

Held services in the evening; a memorial service.

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Copulation with a female animal. Used of male animals, especially studs.
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The serving of a legal process, such as a summons or court order.
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The material, such as cord, used in binding or wrapping rope.
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An answering service.
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To make fit for use; adjust, repair, or maintain.

Service a car.

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To make interest payments on (a debt).
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Of or relating to the armed forces of a country.
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Intended for use in supplying or serving.

A service elevator; the service entrance.

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Offering services to the public in response to need or demand.

A service industry.

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The occupation or condition of a servant.
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The serving of God, as through good works, prayer, etc.
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The act or manner of serving food.

A restaurant noted for its fine service.

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A set of utensils or articles used in serving.

Silver tea service.

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A system or method of providing people with the use of something, as electric power, water, transportation, mail delivery, etc.
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Installation, maintenance, repairs, etc., provided by a dealer or manufacturer to purchasers of equipment.
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The act or manner of serving the ball in tennis, etc., or one's turn to serve.
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Devotion, as of a lover to his lady.
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The act of bringing a male animal to copulate with a female.
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Any material, as wire, used in serving (ropes, etc.)
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Of, for, or in service.
  • Of or relating to the armed forces.
  • Providing repair, maintenance, supplies, etc.
  • Providing services, rather than goods.
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Of, for, or used by servants, tradespeople, etc.

A service entrance.

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To furnish with a service.
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To copulate with (a female)
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To make or keep fit for service, as by inspecting, adjusting, repairing, refueling, etc.
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To make the periodic interest payments on (a debt)
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1874-1958; Cdn. verse writer, born in England.
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(1) Any work performed by an organization can be called a service. Contrast with "product."
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The formal delivery of a subpoena, writ, or other legal notice or process.
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The doing of something useful or helpful for another individual or for a company in exchange for a fee.
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The time spent in the military, as in, “in the service of one’s country.”
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A publication of a notice in a newspaper or other publication in lieu of personal service. In some jurisdictions, the mailing of the news clipping to the last known address of the person is required.
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A presenting of service to a recognized agent of the party or by mailing notice to that party or any other way permitted by law other than personal service.
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From the Latin servitium, meaning slavery, referring to a person or device with the function of giving good by providing usefulness to others. A service is something done by a person or device for the benefit of another. A service may be provided for a fee or for free.Think of this book as providing a feebased service. Please do not make copies of this book, as that would destroy the profit motive, which largely is why I wrote this monster. It also would violate my copyright, which would anger me greatly. See also copyright.
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An event in which an entity takes the responsibility that something desirable happens on the behalf of another entity.
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The practice of providing such a service for another person or entity.
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(economics) Action or work that is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed.

Hair care is a service industry.

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(computing) A function that is provided by one program or machine for another.

This machine provides the name service for the LAN.

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The state of being subordinate to or employed by an individual or group.

Lancelot was at the service of King Arthur.

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I did three years in the service before coming here.

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She brought out the silver tea service.

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(sports) The act of initially starting, or serving, the ball in play in tennis, volleyball, and other games.

The player had four service faults in the set.

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A religious rite or ritual.

The funeral service was touching.

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(law) The serving, or delivery, of a summons or writ.

The service happened yesterday.

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(Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, West Bank) A taxi shared among unrelated passengers, each of whom pays part of the fare; often, it has a fixed route between cities.
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To serve.

They service the customer base.

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To perform maintenance.

He is going to service the car.

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(agriculture, euphemistic) To inseminate through sexual intercourse.
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(vulgar) To perform a sexual act.

He was going to service her.

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Service tree.
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Service is the armed military.

An example of service is the US Navy.

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at (someone's) service
  • Ready to help or be of use.
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be of service
  • To be ready to help or be useful.
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at someone's service
  • Ready to serve or cooperate with someone.
  • Ready for someone's use.
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be of service
  • Be helpful or useful.
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in service
  • In use; functioning.
  • In the armed forces.
  • Working as a domestic servant.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of service

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin servitium slavery from servus slave
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French servise (French: service).
    From Wiktionary