What does server mean?

Definitions for server
ˈsɜr vərserv·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word server.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. waiter, servernoun

    a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)

  2. servernoun

    (court games) the player who serves to start a point

  3. server, hostnoun

    (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network

  4. servernoun

    utensil used in serving food or drink


  1. servernoun

    One who serves; a waitress or waiter.

  2. servernoun

    A tray for dishes; a salver.

  3. servernoun

    A computer or a program which provides services to other programs or users, either in the same computer or over a computer network.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Servernoun

    one who serves

  2. Servernoun

    a tray for dishes; a salver


  1. Server

    A server is a system that responds to requests across a computer network to provide, or help to provide, a network service. Servers can be run on a dedicated computer, which is also often referred to as "the server", but many networked computers are capable of hosting servers. In many cases, a computer can provide several services and have several servers running. Servers operate within a client-server architecture, servers are computer programs running to serve the requests of other programs, the clients. Thus, the server performs some task on behalf of clients. The clients typically connect to the server through the network but may run on the same computer. In the context of Internet Protocol networking, a server is a program that operates as a socket listener. Servers often provide essential services across a network, either to private users inside a large organization or to public users via the Internet. Typical computing servers are database server, file server, mail server, print server, web server, gaming server, application server, or some other kind of server. Numerous systems use this client / server networking model including Web sites and email services. An alternative model, peer-to-peer networking enables all computers to act as either a server or client as needed.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. server

    A kind of daemon that performs a service for the requester and which often runs on a computer other than the one on which the requestor/client runs. A particularly common term on the Internet, which is rife with web servers, name servers, domain servers, ‘news servers’, finger servers, and the like.

Editors Contribution

  1. server

    A type of computer, device or machine created and designed in various colors, components, connections, materials, mechanisms, elements, shapes, sizes, styles, software and technology.

    The IT server always worked so efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 21, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Server is ranked #57101 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Server surname appeared 357 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Server.

    82.6% or 295 total occurrences were White.
    8.4% or 30 total occurrences were Black.
    7% or 25 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'server' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2310

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'server' in Nouns Frequency: #1736

Anagrams for server »

  1. revers

  2. verser

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of server in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of server in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of server in a Sentence

  1. Feliciano Lopez:

    Experience is always a good thing to have but today I think the match could have gone either way, if you play a tie-break against someone who’s such a good server as Nick you know it’s going to be tight.

  2. Andrew Reifers:

    Whether you're in privacy mode or not, your IP address always has to be known by the recipient because when Chrome Browser sends the request to get data, the server that's receiving the request needs to know where to send that data back to.

  3. Darrell Issa:

    Official investigations have confirmed that Secretary Clinton’s unsecure server stored more than 1,000 emails containing classified information, including some classified at the very highest levels, her guarantee to the nation that the number was zero now seems more like desperation than news cycle spin.

  4. The Japanese player:

    I've never done well in Indian Wells but I'm becoming better feeling, so should be good this year, i'm not the biggest server on the tour, so I try to mix it up, try not to panic, stay relaxed and focused.

  5. President Obama:

    2016 Democratic Power Index :1) Hillary Clinton ; 2) Joe Biden ; 3) Bernie Sanders ; 4) Martin O’Malley ; 5) Jim Webb ; 6) ElizabethWarren ; 7) Lincoln Chafee Obama says Hillary Clinton made a ‘ mistake ’ with secret server - Fox News :.

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Translations for server

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  • الخادمArabic
  • Kellnerin, Kellner, Bedienung, Dienerin, DienerGerman
  • σερβιτόρος, εξυπηρετητής, δίσκοςGreek
  • servidorSpanish
  • palvelin, tarjotin, tarjoilija, palvelija, palvelinohjelmaFinnish
  • ambætariFaroese
  • serveuse, serviteur, serviteuse, serveurFrench
  • սպասարկիչ, սպասավոր, սպասարկող, սերվեր, սկուտեղArmenian
  • serventeItalian
  • サーバJapanese
  • pelayanMalay
  • kelner, kelnerkaPolish
  • servidorPortuguese
  • поднос, служитель, серверRussian
  • betjänt, personal, bricka, servitör, serveringspersonalSwedish
  • soroveyaSwahili
  • серверUkrainian
  • máy chủ, trình chủVietnamese

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