Definitions for serviceable
ˈsɜr və sə bəlser·vice·able
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ready for service or able to give long service
"serviceable equipment"; "heavy serviceable fabrics"
capable of being put to good use
"a serviceable kitchen gadget"
intended or able to serve a purpose without elaboration
"serviceable low-heeled shoes";
Easy to service
Repairable instead of disposable
In condition for use
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: servissable, old French, from service.
He was sent to the King’s court, with letters from that officer, containing his own serviceable diligence in discovering so great a personage; adding withal more than was true of his conjectures. Philip Sidney.
I know thee well, a serviceable villain;
As duteous to the vices of thy mistress
As badness could desire. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.
Religion hath force to qualify all sorts of men, and to make them, in publick affairs, the more serviceable; governors the apter to rule with conscience; inferiors, for conscience sake, the willinger to obey. Richard Hooker.
So your father charg’d me at our parting,
Be serviceable to my son. William Shakespeare.
His own inclinations were to confine himself to his own business, and be serviceable to religion and learning. Francis Atterbury.
A book to justify the revolution, archbishop Tillotson recommended to the king as the most serviceable treatise could have been published then. Jonathan Swift.
Serviceable refers to something that is in good enough condition for use or operation; functional, useful, or capable of being used for a long period. It can also describe something or someone capable, reliable, or effective in a particular role or job.
doing service; promoting happiness, interest, advantage, or any good; useful to any end; adapted to any good end use; beneficial; advantageous
prepared for rendering service; capable of, or fit for, the performance of duty; hence, active; diligent
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Both as respects men and stores, capable of or fit for duty.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Capable of performing all military duty, or of being used in the military service.
The numerical value of serviceable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of serviceable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Property left to a child may soon be lost but the inheritance of virtue--a good name an unblemished reputation--will abide forever. If those who are toiling for wealth to leave their children, would but take half the pains to secure for them virtuous habits, how much more serviceable would they be. The largest property may be wrested from a child, but virtue will stand by him to the last.
It was perfectly serviceable.
The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
We expect the current account position to remain comfortably in a surplus. Despite recent capital outflows, we believe Malaysia's external debt position also remains serviceable.
She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
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