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
Synonyms: divine_service religious_service

"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"

Related terms: job
6. [ noun ] (military) a force that is a branch of the armed forces
Synonyms: armed_service military_service
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
Synonyms: table_service
Related terms: tableware setting dinner_service
10. [ noun ] (sport,tennis) a stroke (in tennis or badminton or squash) that puts the ball in play
Synonyms: serve

"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
Synonyms: serve

: "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
Synonyms: service_of_process serving

"he accepted service of the subpoena"

Related terms: delivery
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)
Synonyms: robert_william_service
Related terms: writer
15. [ verb ] (sexuality) mate with
Synonyms: serve

"male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"

Related terms: copulate stand servicing
16. [ noun ] (biology,sexuality) the act of mating by male animals
Synonyms: servicing

"the bull was worth good money in servicing fees"

Related terms: coupling serve
17. [ noun ] a means of serving
Synonyms: avail help

"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
Similar spelling:   services