Definitions for service

Definitions for (noun) service

Main entry: service

Definition: the performance of duties by a waiter or servant

Usage: that restaurant has excellent service

Main entry: overhaul, service, inspection and repair

Definition: periodic maintenance on a car or machine

Usage: it was time for an overhaul on the tractor

Main entry: service, service of process, serving

Definition: the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone

Usage: he accepted service of the subpoena

Main entry: serve, service

Definition: (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play

Usage: his powerful serves won the game

Main entry: service

Definition: work done by one person or group that benefits another

Usage: budget separately for goods and services

Main entry: service

Definition: (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

Main entry: service

Definition: employment in or work for another

Usage: he retired after 30 years of service

Main entry: service, servicing

Definition: the act of mating by male animals

Usage: the bull was worth good money in servicing fees

Main entry: divine service, service, religious service

Definition: the act of public worship following prescribed rules

Usage: the Sunday service

Main entry: service

Definition: an act of help or assistance

Usage: he did them a service

Main entry: service, table service

Definition: tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table

Main entry: help, avail, service

Definition: a means of serving

Usage: of no avail; there's no help for it

Main entry: service

Definition: a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

Main entry: armed service, service, military service

Definition: a force that is a branch of the armed forces

Main entry: Service, Robert William Service

Definition: Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958)

Definitions for (verb) service

Main entry: service

Definition: make fit for use

Usage: service my truck; the washing machine needs to be serviced

Main entry: serve, service

Definition: mate with

Usage: male animals serve the females for breeding purposes

Main entry: serve, service

Definition: be used by; as of a utility

Usage: The sewage plant served the neighboring communities; The garage served to shelter his horses

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