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  Definition of Service
  1. the performance of duties by a waiter or servant; "that restaurant has excellent service"
  2. periodic maintenance on a car or machine; "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"
  3. the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; "he accepted service of the subpoena"
  4. (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game"
  5. work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services"
  6. (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
  7. employment in or work for another; "he retired after 30 years of service"
  8. the act of mating by male animals; "the bull was worth good money in servicing fees"
  9. the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service"
  10. an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"
  11. tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table
  12. a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there''s no help for it"
  13. a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
  14. a force that is a branch of the armed forces
  15. Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958)
  16. make fit for use; "service my truck"; "the washing machine needs to be serviced"
  17. mate with; "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"
  18. be used by; as of a utility; "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"; "The garage served to shelter his horses"
Similar Words: overhaul, inspection and repair, serving, service of process, serve, servicing, religious service, divine service, table service, avail, help, military service, armed service, Service, Robert William Service


Hyponyms: curb service, self-service, interim overhaul, ace, fault, let, net ball, consulting service, facility, national service, utility, socage, military service, knight's service, church service, church, prayer meeting, prayer service, chapel service, chapel, committal service, none, vesper, watch night, childcare, child care, community service, public service, help desk, helpdesk, seating, dinner service, dinner set, place setting, setting, public utility, public-service corporation, army, regular army, ground forces, navy, naval forces, coastguard, air force, airforce, stand


Grouped Verbs: serve, function


Derivational Morphology: overhaul, modernize, modernise, serve, avail, inspection and repair, servicing


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: diens   Albanian: shërbim  
Bulgarian: служба   Chinese: 服务 and 保養  
Croatian: eksploatacija   Dutch: dienst and onderhoud  
Esperanto: servo   Estonian: teenistus  
Finnish: asepalvelus and huolto   French: entretien and service  
Georgian: სამსახური   German: Dienst and Instandhaltung  
Greek: υπηρεσία   Hungarian: szervíz and szolgálat  
Indonesian: jawa   Italian: manutenzione and servizio  
Japanese: 務め and 手入れ   Korean: 보존 and sc=Hang  
Latvian: pīlādzis   Lithuanian: tarnyba  
Polish: usługiwanie   Portuguese: manutencão and serviço  
Romanian: serviciu   Russian: обслуживание and служба  
Serbian: експлоатација   Slovak: obsluha  
Spanish: mantenimiento and servicio   Swahili: huduma  
Swedish: tjänst and underhåll   Telugu: సేవ  
Turkish: hızmet   Vietnamese: cây thanh lương trà  
Welsh: gweinidogaeth   Yiddish: dinst  
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