|1.||[ noun ] (work) work done by one person or group that benefits another|
"budget separately for goods and services"
|Related terms:||work utility consulting_service national_service facility|
|2.||[ noun ] (business) a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation|
|Related terms:||company utility|
|3.||[ noun ] (religion,Christianity) the act of public worship following prescribed rules|
"the Sunday service"
|Related terms:||religious_ceremony church_service prayer_meeting vesper vespers chapel_service committal_service none watch_night invocation|
|4.||[ noun ] an act of help or assistance|
"he did them a service"
|Related terms:||disservice aid childcare community_service community_service help_desk seating|
|5.||[ noun ] (work) employment in or work for another|
"he retired after 30 years of service"
|6.||[ noun ] (military) a force that is a branch of the armed forces|
|Related terms:||force army navy air_force coastguard military military_unit military|
|7.||[ noun ] the performance of duties by a waiter or servant|
"that restaurant has excellent service"
|Related terms:||accommodation curb_service self-service|
|8.||[ noun ] (transportation) periodic maintenance on a car or machine|
|Synonyms:||overhauling inspection_and_repair overhaul|
"it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"
|Related terms:||care interim_overhaul|
|9.||[ noun ] (food) tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table|
|Related terms:||tableware setting dinner_service|
|10.||[ noun ] (sport,tennis) a stroke (in tennis or badminton or squash) that puts the ball in play|
"his powerful serves won the game"
|Related terms:||tennis_stroke fault ace let tennis squash serve|
|11.||[ verb ] be used by; as of a utility|
: "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities" "The garage served to shelter his horses"
|Related terms:||go serve|
|12.||[ noun ] (transportation) the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone|
"he accepted service of the subpoena"
|13.||[ verb ] make fit for use|
"service my truck" "the washing machine needs to be serviced"
|Related terms:||tune overhaul|
|14.||[ noun ] (writing) Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958)|
|15.||[ verb ] (sexuality) mate with|
"male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"
|Related terms:||copulate stand servicing|
|16.||[ noun ] (biology,sexuality) the act of mating by male animals|
"the bull was worth good money in servicing fees"
|Related terms:||coupling serve|
|17.||[ noun ] a means of serving|
"of no avail" "there's no help for it"
|Related terms:||helpfulness avail|
|18.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 16005|
|19.||[ noun ] (common 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|
|Related terms:||activity socage military_service knight's_service case_law|