Definition of Service
1. Noun. Work done by one person or group that benefits another. "Budget separately for goods and services"
2. Verb. Be used by; as of a utility. "The garage served to shelter his horses"
Generic synonyms: Function, Go, Operate, Run, Work
Related verbs: Function, Serve
3. Noun. An act of help or assistance. "He did them a service"
Specialized synonyms: Child Care, Childcare, Community Service, Community Service, Public Service, Help Desk, Helpdesk, Seating
4. Verb. Make fit for use. "The washing machine needs to be serviced"
5. Noun. The act of public worship following prescribed rules. "The Sunday service"
Generic synonyms: Religious Ceremony, Religious Ritual
Specialized synonyms: Church, Church Service, Devotional, Prayer Meeting, Prayer Service, Chapel, Chapel Service, Committal Service, None, Vesper, Watch Night
Terms within: Invocation, Supplication
6. Verb. Mate with. "Male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"
Specialized synonyms: Stand
Generic synonyms: Copulate, Couple, Mate, Pair
Derivative terms: Servicing
7. Noun. A company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation.
Specialized synonyms: Public Utility, Public Utility Company, Public-service Corporation, Utility
8. Noun. Employment in or work for another. "He retired after 30 years of service"
9. Noun. A force that is a branch of the armed forces.
Specialized synonyms: Army, Ground Forces, Regular Army, Naval Forces, Navy, Coastguard, Marines, Air Force, Airforce
Member holonyms: Force, Military Force, Military Group, Military Unit
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Force, Personnel
10. Noun. Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958).
11. Noun. A means of serving. "There's no help for it"
12. Noun. Tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table.
Specialized synonyms: Dinner Service, Dinner Set, Place Setting, Setting
Generic synonyms: Tableware
13. Noun. The act of mating by male animals. "The bull was worth good money in servicing fees"
Generic synonyms: Conjugation, Coupling, Mating, Pairing, Sexual Union, Union
14. Noun. (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.
Specialized synonyms: Socage, Military Service, Knight's Service
Category relationships: Case Law, Common Law, Precedent
15. Noun. (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play. "His powerful serves won the game"
Category relationships: Squash, Squash Rackets, Squash Racquets, Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Tennis
Generic synonyms: Tennis Shot, Tennis Stroke
Specialized synonyms: Ace, Fault, Let, Net Ball
Derivative terms: Serve
16. Noun. The act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone. "He accepted service of the subpoena"
17. Noun. Periodic maintenance on a car or machine. "It was time for an overhaul on the tractor"
Generic synonyms: Care, Maintenance, Upkeep
Specialized synonyms: Interim Overhaul
Derivative terms: Overhaul
18. Noun. The performance of duties by a waiter or servant. "That restaurant has excellent service"
Definition of Service
1. n. 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.
2. n. 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.
Definition of Service
1. Noun. An event in which an entity takes the responsibility that something desirable happens on the behalf of another entity. ¹
2. Noun. (economics) Action or work that is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed. ¹
3. Noun. (computing) A function that is provided by one program or machine for another. ¹
4. Noun. The state of being subordinate to or employed by an individual or group ¹
5. Noun. The military. ¹
6. Noun. A set of dishes or utensils. ¹
7. Noun. (sports) The act of initially starting, or serving, the ball in play in tennis, volleyball, and other games. ¹
8. Noun. A religious rite or ritual. ¹
9. Noun. (legal) The serving, or delivery, of a summons or writ. ¹
10. Noun. (context: Jordan Lebanon Syria West Bank) A taxi shared among unrelated passengers, each of whom pays part of the fare; often, it has a fixed route between cities. ¹
11. Verb. (transitive) To serve. ¹
12. Verb. (transitive) To perform maintenance. ¹
13. Verb. (transitive vulgar) To perform a sexual act. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Service
1. to repair [v -VICED, -VICING, -VICES] - See also: repair
Medical Definition of Service
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Literary usage of Service
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William L. Hickey, United States (1853)
"The fourth table, page 385, contains the names and the commencement and termination of service of the secretaries of the Senate of the United States, ..."
2. Public Utility Rates: A Discussion of the Principles and Practice Underlying by Harry Barker (1917)
"Telephone service resembles railway freight transportation in that usually a great variety of service is furnished by each important company and that ..."
3. The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith (1916)
"In all che ordinary forms of Christian life, service is apt to have more or less of bondage in it; that is, it is done purely as a matter of duty, ..."
4. Actual Government as Applied Under American Conditions by Albert Bushnell Hart (1903)
"BIBLIOGRAPHY: Brookings and Ringwalt, Briefs for Debate (1896), Nos. 15-17; LM Salmon, Appointing Power (rev. ed., 1903); US Civil service Commission, ..."
5. The Holy Bible by Canadian Bible Society (1851)
"31 And this is tlie charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tabernacle of the congregation : the boards of the tabernacle, ..."
6. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison (1901)
"... of the army and navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several States, when called into the actual service of the United States. ..."