Definitions for servingˈsɜr vɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

serv•ingˈsɜr vɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act of a person or thing that serves.

  2. a single portion of food or drink; helping.

  3. (adj.)for use in distributing food to or at the table:

    a serving tray.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. helping, portion, serving(noun)

    an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal

    "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"

  2. service, serving, service of process(noun)

    the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone

    "he accepted service of the subpoena"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. serving(noun)ˈsɜr vɪŋ

    an amount of food for one person

    a huge serving of mashed potatoes


  1. serving(Noun)

    The action of the verb to serve.

    The tennis match began with her serving.

  2. serving(Noun)

    A portion (especially, of a meal) served to someone.

  3. serving(Adjective)

    That or who serves or serve.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Serving

    of Serve

  2. Serving

    a. & n. from Serve

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Serving

    The wrapping or winding of a cable composed of small size wire, laid closely and smoothly with a tool called a serving mallet, or serving block, or by machinery. It serves to protect the cable from wear.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'serving' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3790

Translations for serving

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a portion of food served

I had two servings of pie.

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