3. (Informatique) Ordinateur spécialisé.
1. (Tennis) The player who serves to start a point.
2. Something used in serving food or drink.
3. Someone who serves food or drink.
1. A person who waits or awaits.
2. A person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant); SYN. server.
(Computer science) A computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network; SYN. host.
Computer used as a store of software and data for use by other computers on a network. See file server.
1. On a local area network (LAN), a computer running administrative software that controls access to the network and its resources, such as printers and disk drives, and provides resources to computers functioning as workstations on the network.
2. On the Internet or other network, a computer or program that responds to commands from a client. For example, a file server may contain an archive of data or program files; when a client submits a request for a file, the server transfers a copy of the file to the client. See also application server (definitions 1 and 2), client/server architecture. Compare client (definition 3).
A computer on a network that serves as a central repository for data and programs and which can be accessed over the network by other computers, which are called clients.