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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)

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.

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…."