What does servant mean?

Definitions for servant
ˈsɜr vəntser·vant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. servant, retainernoun

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

  2. handmaid, handmaiden, servantnoun

    in a subordinate position

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

Wiktionary

  1. servantnoun

    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.

  2. servantnoun

    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.

  3. Etymology: servant, originally the present participle of servir

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Servantnoun

    Etymology: servant, French; servus, Latin.

    We are one in fortune; both
    Fell by our servants, by those men we lov’d most. William Shakespeare.

    I had rather be a country servant maid,
    Than a great queen with this condition. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    He disdain’d not
    Thenceforth the form of servant to assume. John Milton.

    For master or for servant here to call
    Was all alike, where only two were all. Dryden.

    Being unprepar’d,
    Our will became the servant to defect,
    Which else should free have wrong’d. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    This subjection, due from all men to all men, is something more than the compliment of course, when our betters tell us they are our humble servants, but understand us to be their slaves. Jonathan Swift.

  2. To Servantverb

    To subject. Not in use.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    My affairs
    Are servanted to others: though I owe
    My revenge properly, remission lies
    In Volscian breasts. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

Wikipedia

  1. servant

    A domestic worker or domestic servant is a person who works within the scope of a residence. The term "domestic service" applies to the equivalent occupational category. In traditional English contexts, such a person was said to be "in service". Domestic workers perform a variety of household services for an individual, from providing cleaning and household maintenance, or cooking, laundry and ironing, or care for children and elderly dependents, and other household errands. Some domestic workers live within their employer's household. In some cases, the contribution and skill of servants whose work encompassed complex management tasks in large households have been highly valued. However, for the most part, domestic work tends to be demanding and is commonly considered to be undervalued, despite often being necessary. Although legislation protecting domestic workers is in place in many countries, it is often not extensively enforced. In many jurisdictions, domestic work is poorly regulated and domestic workers are subject to serious abuses, including slavery.Servant is an older English word for "domestic worker", though not all servants worked inside the home. Domestic service, or the employment of people for wages in their employer's residence, was sometimes simply called "service" and has often been part of a hierarchical system. In Britain a highly developed system of domestic service peaked towards the close of the Victorian era, perhaps reaching its most complicated and rigidly structured state during the Edwardian period (a period known in the United States as the Gilded Age and in France as the Belle Époque), which reflected the limited social mobility before World War I.

ChatGPT

  1. servant

    A servant is an individual who is employed to perform various tasks and duties, typically within a household or for a person or organization of higher social status. Servants are responsible for carrying out domestic chores, such as cleaning, cooking, and running errands, as well as assisting their employers with personal needs and attending to their requests and instructions. Servants are expected to be respectful, obedient, and loyal to their employers, acting as a supportive presence to facilitate their comfort and daily routines.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Servantnoun

    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

  2. Servantnoun

    one in a state of subjection or bondage

  3. Servantnoun

    a professed lover or suitor; a gallant

  4. Servantverb

    to subject

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

Wikidata

  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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SERVANT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Servant is ranked #50851 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Servant surname appeared 410 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Servant.

    73.9% or 303 total occurrences were White.
    20.4% or 84 total occurrences were Black.
    2.9% or 12 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 8 total occurrences were of two or more races.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for servant »

  1. taverns

  2. 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. Jeb Bush:

    It bothers me that someone comes to hijack that cause, donald Trump's not a conservative, and he's not a steady hand for sure, and he's not a servant. It's all about him and I'm the only guy going after him. I don't feel like, that he's intimidating. He's a bully. Punch him back in the nose.

  2. Matthew 2311, 12 Bible:

    But he that is the greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abused and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

  3. Thad Cochran:

    We have lost a true public servant with the passing of Alan Nunnelee, who dedicated so much of his life to improving Mississippi, my thoughts and prayers are with Tori and the entire Nunnelee family at this sad time.

  4. Michael Proctor:

    Today marks day one of due process for Mark Ridley-Thomas, while some have rushed to judgment, perhaps for political gain, we all win when we afford our brothers and sisters the constitutional entitlement to the presumption of innocence. Our lifelong public servant Mark Ridley-Thomas said today in court that he is innocent; I invite our community to breathe life into that right.

  5. B. C. Forbes:

    The person who renders loyal service in a humble capacity will be chosen for higher responsibilities, just as the biblical servant who multiplied the one pound given him by his master was made ruler over ten cities...

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