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Meaning & Definition of Service in English

English

Service

/sərvəs/

noun

1. Work done by one person or group that benefits another

  • "Budget separately for goods and services"
    synonym:
  • service

2. An act of help or assistance

  • "He did them a service"
    synonym:
  • service

3. The act of public worship following prescribed rules

  • "The sunday service"
    synonym:
  • service
  • ,
  • religious service
  • ,
  • divine service

4. A company or agency that performs a public service

  • Subject to government regulation
    synonym:
  • service

5. Employment in or work for another

  • "He retired after 30 years of service"
    synonym:
  • service

6. A force that is a branch of the armed forces

    synonym:
  • military service
  • ,
  • armed service
  • ,
  • service

7. Canadian writer (born in england) who wrote about life in the yukon territory (1874-1958)

    synonym:
  • Service
  • ,
  • Robert William Service

8. A means of serving

  • "Of no avail"
  • "There's no help for it"
    synonym:
  • avail
  • ,
  • help
  • ,
  • service

9. Tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table

    synonym:
  • service
  • ,
  • table service

10. The act of mating by male animals

  • "The bull was worth good money in servicing fees"
    synonym:
  • servicing
  • ,
  • service

11. (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

    synonym:
  • service

12. (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play

  • "His powerful serves won the game"
    synonym:
  • serve
  • ,
  • service

13. The act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone

  • "He accepted service of the subpoena"
    synonym:
  • service
  • ,
  • serving
  • ,
  • service of process

14. Periodic maintenance on a car or machine

  • "It was time for an overhaul on the tractor"
    synonym:
  • overhaul
  • ,
  • inspection and repair
  • ,
  • service

15. The performance of duties by a waiter or servant

  • "That restaurant has excellent service"
    synonym:
  • service

verb

1. Be used by

  • As of a utility
  • "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"
  • "The garage served to shelter his horses"
    synonym:
  • service
  • ,
  • serve

2. Make fit for use

  • "Service my truck"
  • "The washing machine needs to be serviced"
    synonym:
  • service

3. Mate with

  • "Male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"
    synonym:
  • serve
  • ,
  • service

Examples of using

Is there regular bus service to the town?
You have rendered us invaluable service.
I'm at your service, sir.