Definitions for servantˈsɜr vənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

serv•antˈsɜr vənt(n.)

  1. a person employed by another, esp. to perform domestic duties.

  2. a person in the service of another.

  3. a person employed by the government:

    a public servant.

Origin of servant:

1175–1225; ME < OF, n. use of prp. of servir to serve ; see -ant

serv′ant•hood`(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. servant, retainer(noun)

    a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)

  2. handmaid, handmaiden, servant(noun)

    in a subordinate position

    "theology should be the handmaiden of ethics"; "the state cannot be a servant of the church"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. servant(noun)ˈsɜr vənt

    sb whose job is to take care of sb's house, cook, clean, etc.

    a rich family with servants

Wiktionary

  1. servant(Noun)

    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.

  2. servant(Noun)

    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.

  3. Origin: servant, originally the present participle of servir

Webster Dictionary

  1. Servant(noun)

    one who serves, or does services, voluntarily or on compulsion; a person who is employed by another for menial offices, or for other labor, and is subject to his command; a person who labors or exerts himself for the benefit of another, his master or employer; a subordinate helper

  2. Servant(noun)

    one in a state of subjection or bondage

  3. Servant(noun)

    a professed lover or suitor; a gallant

  4. Servant(verb)

    to subject

Freebase

  1. Servant

    Servant was a Christian rock group that grew out of the counter-culture Jesus Movement of the sixties and seventies. The band was founded in Victoria, British Columbia in 1976 by Jim Palosaari and performed to audiences throughout North America, Europe and Australia for over 12 years. Originally named "Higher Ground", the group quickly changed their name to Servant. They were known for challenging the Christian church to turn back to social justice and caring for the poor. A Servant rock concert was like a festival event. The band was known to incorporate comedy and short skits in their sets on stage. Servant was also the first Christian rock group to use laser lights, flame tubes, fireworks, fog machines, in addition to an extensive light show and quadraphonic sound. In the early 1980s some critics considered Servant's theatrics, light shows, smoke-bombs and flash-pot stage performances too raucous to be authentically Christian. However, the band's mission was to reach the ears and hearts of those who might not feel so comfortable in church buildings. Shying away from the praise lyrics and easy-listening rock styles that typified most contemporary Christian music at the time, Servant instead attempted to offer edgy, rhythmic, passionate rock and an aggressive stage performance filled with an evangelistic Christian message, and spiced with strong social commentaries.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'servant' in Nouns Frequency: #964


Translations for servant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

servant(noun)

a person who is hired to work for another, especially in helping to run a house.

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