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Definition of "service" []

  • Employment in duties or work for another, as for a government: has been in the company's service for 15 years. (noun)
  • A government branch or department and its employees: the diplomatic service. (noun)
  • The armed forces of a nation: joined the service right after college. (noun)
  • A branch of the armed forces of a nation. (noun)
  • The performance of work or duties for a superior or as a servant: found the butler's service to be excellent. (noun)
  • An act of help or assistance (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An organized system of labour and material aids used to supply the needs of the public (noun)
  • The supply, installation, or maintenance of goods carried out by a dealer (noun)
  • The state of availability for use by the public (esp in the phrases into or out of service) (noun)
  • A periodic overhaul made on a car, machine, etc (noun)
  • The act or manner of serving guests, customers, etc, in a shop, hotel, restaurant, etc (noun)
  • A department of public employment and its employees (noun)
  • Employment in or performance of work for another (noun)
  • The work of a public servant (noun)
  • One of the branches of the armed forces (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The state, position, or duties of a domestic servant (esp in the phrase in service) (noun)
  • The act or manner of serving food (noun)
  • A complete set of dishes, cups, etc, for use at table (noun)
  • Public worship carried out according to certain prescribed forms (noun)
  • The prescribed form according to which a specific kind of religious ceremony is to be carried out (noun)
  • A unified collection of musical settings of the canticles and other liturgical items prescribed by the Book of Common Prayer as used in the Church of England (noun)
  • The act, manner, or right of serving a ball (noun)
  • The game in which a particular player serves (noun)
  • (in feudal law) the duty owed by a tenant to his lord (noun)
  • The serving of a writ, summons, etc, upon a person (noun)
  • A length of tarred marline or small stuff used in serving (noun)
  • (of male animals) the act of mating (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or for the use of servants or employees (noun)
  • Serving the public rather than producing goods (noun)
  • To provide service or services (verb)
  • To make fit for use (verb)
  • To supply with assistance (verb)
  • To overhaul (a car, machine, etc) (verb)
  • (of a male animal) to mate with (a female) (verb)
  • To meet interest and capital payments on (debt) (verb)

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Use "service" in a sentence
  • "****Remember that a *hand-job* to your local police officer is a *public* service, not just a *service*!"
  • "While I strongly agree with your point a above, I feel that Amp does provide a service for feminist women… are you concerned that he has an *agenda* to provide the *service* rather than to create a blog that looks at multiple viewpoints?"
  • "The Streletsian service was a life service and an hereditary service…."