Definitions for serviceˈsɜr vɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
serv•iceˈsɜr vɪs(n.; adj.; v.)-iced, -ic•ing.
(n.)an act of helpful activity; help; aid.
the supplying or supplier of utilities, commodities, or other facilities that meet a public need, as water, electricity, communication, or transportation.
the providing or a provider of accommodation and activities required by the public, as maintenance or repair:
guaranteed service and parts.
the organized system of apparatus, appliances, employees, etc., for supplying some accommodation required by the public:
a television repair service.
the performance of duties or the duties performed as or by a waiter or servant.
employment in any duties or work for a person, organization, government, etc.
a department of public employment, or the body of public servants in it:
the diplomatic service.
the duty or work of public servants.
the armed forces: a branch of the armed forces.
in the service.
the actions required in loading and firing a cannon.
Often, services. the performance of any duties or work for another:
something made or done by a commercial organization for the public benefit and without regard to direct profit.
Ref: Also called divine service.
a ritual or form prescribed for public worship or for some particular occasion:
the marriage service.
the serving of God by obedience, piety, etc.
a musical setting of the sung portions of a liturgy.
Category: Music and Dance
a set of dishes, utensils, etc., for general table use or for particular use.
Ref: answering service.
Law. the serving of a process or writ upon a person.
(in tennis, badminton, handball, etc.) the act or manner of putting the ball or shuttlecock into play; serve. the ball or shuttlecock as put into play.
the mating of a female animal with the male.
(adj.)of service; useful.
of, pertaining to, or used by servants, delivery people, etc., or in serving food.
supplying services rather than products or goods:
the service professions.
supplying maintenance and repair:
a service center for electrical appliances.
of, for, or pertaining to the armed forces or one of them.
providing, authorizing, or guaranteeing service:
a service contract.
(v.t.)to make fit for use; repair or restore:
to service an automobile.
to supply with aid, information, or other incidental services.
(of a male animal) to mate with (a female animal).
to pay off (a debt) over a period of time, as by meeting periodic interest payments.
Category: Banking, Business
Origin of service:
bef. 1100; late OE serfise ceremony < OF servise, service < L servitium servitude, der. of serv(us) slave
a service tree, esp.
Origin of service:
1520–30; earlier serves, pl. of obs. serve service tree, ME; OE syrfe < VL *sorbea, der. of L sorbussorb1
Robert W(illiam), 1874–1958, Canadian writer.
work done by one person or group that benefits another
"budget separately for goods and services"
an act of help or assistance
"he did them a service"
service, religious service, divine service(noun)
the act of public worship following prescribed rules
"the Sunday service"
a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
employment in or work for another
"he retired after 30 years of service"
military service, armed service, service(noun)
a force that is a branch of the armed forces
Service, Robert William Service(noun)
Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958)
avail, help, service(noun)
a means of serving
"of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
service, table service(noun)
tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table
the act of mating by male animals
"the bull was worth good money in servicing fees"
(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
(sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
"his powerful serves won the game"
service, serving, service of process(noun)
the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone
"he accepted service of the subpoena"
overhaul, inspection and repair, service(noun)
periodic maintenance on a car or machine
"it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"
the performance of duties by a waiter or servant
"that restaurant has excellent service"
be used by; as of a utility
"The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"; "The garage served to shelter his horses"
make fit for use
"service my truck"; "the washing machine needs to be serviced"
"male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
work a business does for its customers, and the quality of that work
the financial services we provide for our clients; good/bad service at the restaurant; a high level of customer service
work sb does for other people or an organization
his twenty years of service at the company; a group performing community services
a system that provides sth for the public
the country's national health service; bus/train services
a religious ceremony
a church service
the act of having a vehicle's engine checked
My car's in for a service.
to check and fix a vehicle's engine
mechanics servicing the airplane's engine; I have to get the car serviced.
An event in which an entity takes the responsibility that something desirable happens on the behalf of another entity.
Action or work that is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed.
Hair care is a service industry.
A function that is provided by one program or machine for another.
This machine provides the name service for the LAN.
The state of being subordinate to or employed by an individual or group
Lancelot was at the service of King Arthur.
I did three years in the service before coming here.
A set of dishes or utensils.
She brought out the silver tea service.
The act of initially starting, or serving, the ball in play in tennis, volleyball, and other games.
The player had four service faults in the set.
A religious rite or ritual.
The funeral service was touching.
The serving, or delivery, of a summons or writ.
The service happened yesterday.
They service the customer base.
To perform maintenance.
He is going to service the car.
To perform a sexual act.
He was going to service her.
A taxi shared among unrelated passengers, each of whom pays part of the fare; often, it has a fixed route between cities.
Origin: From servise (French: ).
alt. of Service
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
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
the deed of one who serves; labor performed for another; duty done or required; office
office of devotion; official religious duty performed; religious rites appropriate to any event or ceremonial; as, a burial service
hence, a musical composition for use in churches
duty performed in, or appropriate to, any office or charge; official function; hence, specifically, military or naval duty; performance of the duties of a soldier
useful office; advantage conferred; that which promotes interest or happiness; benefit; avail
profession of respect; acknowledgment of duty owed
the act and manner of bringing food to the persons who eat it; order of dishes at table; also, a set or number of vessels ordinarily used at table; as, the service was tardy and awkward; a service of plate or glass
the act of bringing to notice, either actually or constructively, in such manner as is prescribed by law; as, the service of a subp/na or an attachment
the materials used for serving a rope, etc., as spun yarn, small lines, etc
the act of serving the ball
act of serving or covering. See Serve, v. t., 13
In economics, a service is an intangible commodity. That is, services are an example of intangible economic goods. Service provision is often an economic activity where the buyer does not generally, except by exclusive contract, obtain exclusive ownership of the thing purchased. The benefits of such a service, if priced, are held to be self-evident in the buyer's willingness to pay for it. Public services are those society as a whole pays for through taxes and other means. By composing and orchestrating the appropriate level of resources, skill, ingenuity, and experience for effecting specific benefits for service consumers, service providers participate in an economy without the restrictions of carrying inventory or the need to concern themselves with bulky raw materials. On the other hand, their investment in expertise does require consistent service marketing and upgrading in the face of competition.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'service' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #283
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'service' in Written Corpus Frequency: #452
Rank popularity for the word 'service' in Nouns Frequency: #24
Rank popularity for the word 'service' in Verbs Frequency: #1044
Translations for service
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the process of serving customers in a hotel, shop etc
You get very slow service in that shop; (also adjective) a service charge on a hotel bill.
- serviçoPortuguese (BR)
- obsluha; za obsluhuCzech
- die BedienungGerman
- betjening; service; service-Danish
- ارائه خدماتFarsi
- (de) serviceFrench
- कार्य सेवा, कर्तव्यHindi
- servizio; di servizioItalian
- serviss; apkalpošanaLatvian
- betjening, stellNorwegian
- ارائه خدماتPersian
- خدمت: كار: وظيفه: مذهبي رسوم (لكه داختر مراسم): رسمې يا حرفه يې وظيفه، ماموريت (لكه ملكي ماموريت): عسكري خدمت، نوكري: سيټ لكه يو سيټ قابونه يا پنجې او كاچوغې): مرسته: ګټه: سرويس (لكه واليبالPashto
- (de) serviciuRomanian
- обслуживание, сервисRussian
- obsluha; za obsluhuSlovak
- service, betjäningSwedish
- servis, hizmetTurkish
- 服務Chinese (Trad.)
- обслуговування; сервісUkrainian
- گاہکوں کی خدمتUrdu
- sự phục vụVietnamese
- 服务Chinese (Simp.)
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