What does SERVICE mean?

Definitions for SERVICE
ˈsɜr vɪsSERVICE

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. service(noun)

    work done by one person or group that benefits another

    "budget separately for goods and services"

  2. service(noun)

    an act of help or assistance

    "he did them a service"

  3. service, religious service, divine service(noun)

    the act of public worship following prescribed rules

    "the Sunday service"

  4. service(noun)

    a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

  5. service(noun)

    employment in or work for another

    "he retired after 30 years of service"

  6. military service, armed service, service(noun)

    a force that is a branch of the armed forces

  7. Service, Robert William Service(noun)

    Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958)

  8. avail, help, service(noun)

    a means of serving

    "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"

  9. service, table service(noun)

    tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table

  10. servicing, service(noun)

    the act of mating by male animals

    "the bull was worth good money in servicing fees"

  11. service(noun)

    (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

  12. serve, service(noun)

    (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play

    "his powerful serves won the game"

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

    the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone

    "he accepted service of the subpoena"

  14. overhaul, inspection and repair, service(noun)

    periodic maintenance on a car or machine

    "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"

  15. service(verb)

    the performance of duties by a waiter or servant

    "that restaurant has excellent service"

  16. service, serve(verb)

    be used by; as of a utility

    "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"; "The garage served to shelter his horses"

  17. service(verb)

    make fit for use

    "service my truck"; "the washing machine needs to be serviced"

  18. serve, service(verb)

    mate with

    "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"


  1. service(Noun)

    An event in which an entity takes the responsibility that something desirable happens on the behalf of another entity.

  2. service(Noun)

    Action or work that is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed.

    Hair care is a service industry.

  3. service(Noun)

    A function that is provided by one program or machine for another.

    This machine provides the name service for the LAN.

  4. service(Noun)

    The state of being subordinate to or employed by an individual or group

    Lancelot was at the service of King Arthur.

  5. service(Noun)

    The military.

    I did three years in the service before coming here.

  6. service(Noun)

    A set of dishes or utensils.

    She brought out the silver tea service.

  7. service(Noun)

    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.

  8. service(Noun)

    A religious rite or ritual.

    The funeral service was touching.

  9. service(Noun)

    The serving, or delivery, of a summons or writ.

    The service happened yesterday.

  10. service(Verb)

    To serve.

    They service the customer base.

  11. service(Verb)

    To perform maintenance.

    He is going to service the car.

  12. service(Verb)

    To perform a sexual act.

    He was going to service her.

  13. service(Noun)

    A taxi shared among unrelated passengers, each of whom pays part of the fare; often, it has a fixed route between cities.

  14. Origin: From servise (French: ).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Service

    alt. of Service

  2. 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

  3. Service(noun)

    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

  4. Service(noun)

    the deed of one who serves; labor performed for another; duty done or required; office

  5. Service(noun)

    office of devotion; official religious duty performed; religious rites appropriate to any event or ceremonial; as, a burial service

  6. Service(noun)

    hence, a musical composition for use in churches

  7. Service(noun)

    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

  8. Service(noun)

    useful office; advantage conferred; that which promotes interest or happiness; benefit; avail

  9. Service(noun)

    profession of respect; acknowledgment of duty owed

  10. Service(noun)

    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

  11. Service(noun)

    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

  12. Service(noun)

    the materials used for serving a rope, etc., as spun yarn, small lines, etc

  13. Service(noun)

    the act of serving the ball

  14. Service(noun)

    act of serving or covering. See Serve, v. t., 13

  15. Origin: [Properly, the tree which bears serve, OE. serves, pl., service berries, AS. syrfe service tree; akin to L. sorbus.]


  1. Service

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Service

    sėr′vis, n. condition or occupation of a servant: a working for another: duty required in any office: military or naval duty: any liturgical form or office, public religious worship, religious ceremonial: a musical composition for devotional purposes: labour, assistance, or kindness to another: benefit: profession of respect: order of dishes at table, or a set of them: official function, use, employment: that which is furnished: a tree of rarely more than 30 feet high, with leaves and flowers like the Rowan-tree, but the former downy beneath—also Sorb.—ns. Serviceabil′ity, Ser′viceableness.—adj. Ser′viceable, able or willing to serve: advantageous: useful: capable of rendering long service, durable.—adv. Ser′viceably.—ns. Ser′vice-berr′y, a berry of the service-tree: (Scot.) the fruit of the white beam: a North American shrub, the shadbush; Ser′vice-book, a book of forms of religious service: a prayer-book; Ser′vice-box, a form of expansion joint, used in street-mains of steam-heating systems; Ser′vice-clean′er, a portable air-compressing pump and receiver for service-pipes; Ser′vice-line, one of two lines drawn across the court twenty-one feet from the net, in lawn-tennis; Ser′vice-mag′azine, a magazine for storing ammunition for immediate use; Ser′vice-pipe, a smaller pipe from a main-pipe to a dwelling; Ser′vice-tree, a tree of the pear family, with close-grained wood and an edible fruit; Ser′ving-mall′et, a piece of wood having a groove on one side to fit the convexity of a rope; Din′ner-ser′vice, a full set of dishes for dinner; Tā′ble-ser′vice, a set of utensils for the table; Wild′-ser′vice, a small species of service-tree, cultivated in England for its fruit and wood.—Service of an heir (Scots law), a proceeding before a jury to determine the heir of a person deceased.—Active service, service of a soldier, &c., in the field, against an enemy; At your service, a phrase of civility; Have seen service, to have been in active military service: to have been put to hard use; Plain service, in Anglican usage, an office which is simply read. [Fr.,—L. servitium.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. service

    The profession; as a general term, expresses every kind of duty which a naval or military man can be called upon to perform. Also, implying any bold exploit.--To see service, is a common expression, which implies actual contest with the enemy.--Service, of served rope, is the spun-yarn wound round a rope by means of a serving-board or mallet.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. service

    In a military sense is the art of serving the state in war. All studies, acts, and efforts of the profession of arms have this end in view. To belong to the army and to belong to the land service, are the same thing. In a more restricted sense, service is the performance of military duty. In its general sense, service embraces all details of the military art. But in its restricted sense, actual service is the exercise of military functions. To see service, is a common expression denoting actual collision with an enemy. To retire from service, to quit the army, or resign.

Editors Contribution

  1. service

    The act of process of the periodic maintenance of a car, device, bicycle, bus, motorbike, tool, train, aircraft or spacecraft, system, other form of transport and machinery.

    Engineers are employed all over the world to service aircraft, systems, buses, trains, machinery etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 21, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SERVICE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #283

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SERVICE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #452

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SERVICE' in Nouns Frequency: #24

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SERVICE' in Verbs Frequency: #1044

How to pronounce SERVICE?

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How to say SERVICE in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SERVICE in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SERVICE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of SERVICE in a Sentence

  1. sindiswa matyobeni:

    Service is not slavery.

  2. Alan Berardo:

    This is a special church service.

  3. Sindiswa Matyobeni:

    Service is not easy but necessary

  4. Donald Trump:

    I appreciate his service very much.

  5. Latin Proverb:

    Love is a kind of military service.

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