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Dictionary definition for: Service

1. (v) be used by; as of a utility; "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities" "The garage served to shelter his horses"

2. (n) work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services"

3. (v) make fit for use; "service my truck" "the washing machine needs to be serviced"

4. (n) a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

5. (v) mate with; "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"

6. (n) the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service"

7. (n) an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"

8. (n) employment in or work for another; "he retired after 30 years of service"

9. (n) a force that is a branch of the armed forces

10. (n) the performance of duties by a waiter or servant; "that restaurant has excellent service"

11. (n) periodic maintenance on a car or machine; "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"

12. (n) tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table

13. (n) (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game"

14. (n) the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; "he accepted service of the subpoena"

15. (n) Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958)

16. (n) a means of serving; "of no avail" "there''s no help for it"

17. (n) the act of mating by male animals; "the bull was worth good money in servicing fees"

18. (n) (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

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