Definitions for serverˈsɜr vər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

serv•erˈsɜr vər(n.)

  1. a person who serves.

  2. a person who waits on tables; waiter or waitress.

  3. something that serves or is used in serving, as a salver.

  4. a utensil, as a broad fork, for dishing out individual portions of vegetables, cake, pie, etc.

  5. an attendant on the priest at mass.

    Category: Religion

  6. (in tennis, badminton, handball, etc.) the player who puts the ball or shuttlecock in play.

  7. a computer that makes services, as access to data files, programs, and peripheral devices, available to workstations on a network.

    Category: Computers

Origin of server:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. waiter, server(noun)

    a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)

  2. server(noun)

    (court games) the player who serves to start a point

  3. server, host(noun)

    (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network

  4. server(noun)

    utensil used in serving food or drink

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. server(noun)ˈsɜr vər

    a person who serves you in a restaurant

    I'll be your server tonight.

Wiktionary

  1. server(Noun)

    One who serves; a waitress or waiter.

  2. server(Noun)

    A tray for dishes; a salver.

  3. server(Noun)

    A computer or a program which provides services to other programs or users, either in the same computer or over a computer network.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Server(noun)

    one who serves

  2. Server(noun)

    a tray for dishes; a salver

Freebase

  1. Server

    A server is a system that responds to requests across a computer network to provide, or help to provide, a network service. Servers can be run on a dedicated computer, which is also often referred to as "the server", but many networked computers are capable of hosting servers. In many cases, a computer can provide several services and have several servers running. Servers operate within a client-server architecture, servers are computer programs running to serve the requests of other programs, the clients. Thus, the server performs some task on behalf of clients. The clients typically connect to the server through the network but may run on the same computer. In the context of Internet Protocol networking, a server is a program that operates as a socket listener. Servers often provide essential services across a network, either to private users inside a large organization or to public users via the Internet. Typical computing servers are database server, file server, mail server, print server, web server, gaming server, application server, or some other kind of server. Numerous systems use this client / server networking model including Web sites and email services. An alternative model, peer-to-peer networking enables all computers to act as either a server or client as needed.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. server

    A kind of daemon that performs a service for the requester and which often runs on a computer other than the one on which the requestor/client runs. A particularly common term on the Internet, which is rife with web servers, name servers, domain servers, ‘news servers’, finger servers, and the like.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'server' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2310

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'server' in Nouns Frequency: #1736


Translations for server

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

server(noun)

(usually in plural) a utensil used in serving food

salad servers.

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