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Definition of "serving" []

  • The act of one that serves. (noun)
  • An individual portion or helping of food or drink. (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 "serving" in a sentence
  • "If power did not accrete with seniority, if there were no retirement benefits, if there were no automatic pay raises, in other words, if serving in the Senate or House were the *serving* that was originally envisioned, not a *CAREER*, there would be a lot less pressure from K street, as there would be no person who was the “Go To” for a specific bit of rent seeking."
  • "The polyphony of David Lang's "For Love Is Strong" grew denser throughout the piece, with the words of the title serving as a kind of drone over which the lyrics were sung."
  • "Most dish up one to two cups of pasta with a meal; a serving is a half-cup."