What does servant mean?

Definitions for servant
ˈsɜr vəntser·vant

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word servant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. servant, retainer(noun)

    a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)

  2. handmaid, handmaiden, servant(noun)

    in a subordinate position

    "theology should be the handmaiden of ethics"; "the state cannot be a servant of the church"

Wiktionary

  1. servant(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: servant, originally the present participle of servir

  2. servant(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: servant, originally the present participle of servir

Webster Dictionary

  1. Servant(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. servant, servaunt, F. servant, a & p. pr. of servir to serve, L. servire. See Serve, and cf. Sergeant.]

  2. Servant(noun)

    one in a state of subjection or bondage

    Etymology: [OE. servant, servaunt, F. servant, a & p. pr. of servir to serve, L. servire. See Serve, and cf. Sergeant.]

  3. Servant(noun)

    a professed lover or suitor; a gallant

    Etymology: [OE. servant, servaunt, F. servant, a & p. pr. of servir to serve, L. servire. See Serve, and cf. Sergeant.]

  4. Servant(verb)

    to subject

    Etymology: [OE. servant, servaunt, F. servant, a & p. pr. of servir to serve, L. servire. See Serve, and cf. Sergeant.]

Freebase

  1. Servant

    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

  1. Servant

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'servant' in Nouns Frequency: #964

Anagrams for servant »

  1. taverns, versant

  2. Taverns

  3. Versant

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of servant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of servant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of servant in a Sentence

  1. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland:

    I am angry this morning - angry at the senseless loss of a dedicated public servant, and angry at the absolutely unacceptable level of violence in our city, we must not accept this as our norm.

  2. Neil Gorsuch:

    I pledge to each of you and to the American people that, if confirmed, I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of our great nation.

  3. Mark Dayton:

    She’s been a great lieutenant governor. I would argue probably the best lieutenant governor our state has ever seen, she’s a true public servant who’s served this state in many roles.

  4. Karen Dunn:

    Huma Abedin is widely known as one of the hardest working and most dedicated public servants over the nearly two decades she served. The IG's report is fundamentally flawed, including contradicting its own conclusion by proving that Huma worked hard even while on maternity leave, no hardworking, dedicated public servant should be subjected to irresponsible allegations based on a fundamentally flawed report and the State Department has undertaken a review of the report. Huma has been nothing but cooperative in helping the Department work through its record keeping issues, and she will continue to do so in the hope the right thing is done.

  5. Norman Vincent Peale:

    The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.

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