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Noun: service  sur-vis
  1. Work done by one person or group that benefits another
    "budget separately for goods and services"
  2. An act of help or assistance; something (such as a tool, software or system) used to render said help or assistance
    "he did them a service"
  3. The act of public worship following prescribed rules
    "the Sunday service";
    - religious service, divine service
  4. A company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
  5. Employment in or work for another
    "he retired after 30 years of service"
  6. (military) a force that is a branch of the armed forces
    - military service, armed service
  7. A means of serving
    "of no service";
    - avail, help
  8. Tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table
    - table service
  9. The act of mating by male animals
    "the bull was worth good money in service fees";
    - servicing
  10. (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
  11. (sport) a stroke that puts the ball in play
    - serve
  12. The act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone
    "he accepted service of the subpoena";
    - serving, service of process
  13. Periodic maintenance on a car or machine
    - overhaul, inspection and repair
  14. The performance of duties by a waiter or servant
    "that restaurant has excellent service"
Verb: service  sur-vis
  1. Be used by; as of a utility
    "The sewage plant serviced the neighbouring communities";
    - serve
  2. Make fit for use
    "service my truck"; "the washing machine needs to be serviced"
  3. Mate with
    "male animals service the females for breeding purposes";
    - serve
Noun: Service  sur-vis
  1. Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958)
    - Robert W. Service, Robert William Service

Derived forms: services, serviced, servicing

Type of: accommodation, activity, aid, assist, assistance, author, bringing, care, company, conjugation, copulate, couple, coupling, delivery, employment, force, function, go, help, helpfulness, maintenance, mate, mating, operate, pair, pairing, personnel, religious ceremony, religious ritual, run, sexual union, tableware, tennis shot, tennis stroke, tune, tune up, union, upkeep, work, writer

Antonym: ill turn

Encyclopedia: Service, Missouri