a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
handmaid, handmaiden, servant(noun)
in a subordinate position
"theology should be the handmaiden of ethics"; "the state cannot be a servant of the church"
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.
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.
Origin: servant, originally the present participle of servir
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
one in a state of subjection or bondage
a professed lover or suitor; a gallant
Origin: [OE. servant, servaunt, F. servant, a & p. pr. of servir to serve, L. servire. See Serve, and cf. Sergeant.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sėr′vant, n. one who is in the service of another: a labourer: a domestic: one dedicated to God: (B.) a slave: one of low condition or spirit: a professed lover: a word of mere civility, as in 'your humble' or 'obedient servant' in letters, petitions, &c.—v.t. to subject.—ns. Ser′vant-girl, Ser′vant-maid, a female domestic servant; Ser′vant-man, a male servant; Ser′vantry, servants collectively; Ser′vantship, position or relation of a servant.—Servant out of livery, a servant of a higher grade, as a major-domo or butler; Servants' call, a whistle to call attendants; Servants' hall, the room in a house where the servants eat together. [Fr., pr.p. of servir, to serve—L. servīre, to serve.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'servant' in Nouns Frequency: #964
The numerical value of servant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of servant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If thou are a master, be sometimes blind if a servant, sometimes deaf.
Tony Blinken is a tireless and able public servant who has served the nation well.
I feel very proud because I've never made a bag for a king before, it's like I'm a servant doing something for a King.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
It was Mario Cuomo's great gift and our good fortune that he was both a sterling orator and a passionate public servant. His life was a blessing.
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Translations for servant
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- خادم, خادمةArabic
- служа́нка, слуга́Belarusian
- servijourez, servijourBreton
- služebník, sluha, služebnýCzech
- Helfer, Helferin, Diener, DienerinGerman
- mozo, servidor, sirviente, doméstico, criado, empleadoSpanish
- servante, domestique, serviteurFrench
- searbhanta, seirbhiseachScottish Gaelic
- սպասավոր, ծառաArmenian
- layan, bantuIndonesian
- 使用人, 召使いJapanese
- 하인, 머슴Korean
- بهردهست, خزمهتکارKurdish
- ຂະຍົມ, ບ່າວ, ຂ້າLao
- tūmau, hāwiniMāori
- bediende, hulp, hulpje, knecht, huishoudhulp, meid, dienaarDutch
- naalʼaʼíNavajo, Navaho
- służący, służącaPolish
- empregado, servente, criado, serviçalPortuguese
- slujitor, servitor, slugăRomanian
- служитель, служительница, слуга́, служа́нкаRussian
- sluga, слугаSerbo-Croatian
- ข้า, คนรับใช้, บ่าว, ภัจThai
- слуга́, служни́цяUkrainian
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