1. Of or relating to the armed services
2. Used in serving or supplying
3. Intended for hard or everyday use
4. Providing services from filling stations to universities; offering repair, maintenance, or incidental services
(1874-1938) Canadian author. He wrote ballads of the Yukon in the days of the Gold Rush, for example The Shooting of Dan McGrew 1907.
1. Work done by one person or group that benefits another
2. The performance of duties by a waiter or servant
3. Employment in work for another
4. An act of help or assistance
5. A company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation.
6. The act of public worship following prescribed rules; SYN. religious service, divine service.
7. The act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; SYN. serving, service of process.
8. A complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table; SYN. table service.
9. (Common 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.
1. A customer-based or user-oriented function, such as technical support or network provision.
2. In reference to programming and software, a program or routine that provides support to other programs, particularly at a low (close to the hardware) level.
3. In networking, specialized, software-based functionality provided by network servers—for example, directory services that provide the network equivalent of “phone books” needed for locating users and resources. See also utility.
1. To be used by; as of a utility: SYN. serve.
2. To make fit for use, as of appliances or cars