HyperDic: service

English > 18 senses of the word service / Service:
NOUNactservicework done by one person or group that benefits another
actservicean act of help or assistance
actservice, religious service, divine servicethe act of public worship following prescribed rules
groupservicea company or agency that performs a public service
actserviceemployment in or work for another
groupservice, military service, armed servicea force that is a branch of the armed forces
person Service, Robert William ServiceCanadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958)
attributeservice, avail, helpa means of serving
artifactservice, table servicetableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table
actservice, servicingthe act of mating by male animals
actservice(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
actservice, serve(sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
actservice, serving, service of processthe act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone
actservice, overhaul, inspection and repairperiodic maintenance on a car or machine
actservicethe performance of duties by a waiter or servant
VERBsocialservice, servebe used by
changeservicemake fit for use
contactservice, servemate with
service / Service > pronunciation
Soundsser'vahs; ser'vihs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
abyss ... worthiness: 194 rhymes with ihs...
English > service: 18 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningWork done by one person or group that benefits another.
Example"budget separately for goods and services"
Narrowerconsulting serviceservice provided by a professional advisor (e.g., a lawyer or doctor / doctor or CPA etc.)
facilityA service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you
national servicecompulsory service in the military during peacetime
utilityThe service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility
BroaderworkActivity directed toward making or doing something
Spanishprestación, servicio
Catalanservei
English > service: 18 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn act of help or assistance.
Example"he did them a service"
Narrowerchildcare, child careA service involving care for other people's children
community serviceAn unpaid service for the benefit of the public that is performed by lawbreakers as part (or all) of their sentence
community service, public serviceA service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions
help desk, helpdeskA service that provides information and assistance to the users of a computer network
seatingThe service of ushering people to their seats / seats / seats
Broaderaid, assist, assistance, helpThe activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
Oppositedisservice, ill service, ill turnAn act intended to help that turns out badly
Spanishservicio
Catalanservei
English > service: 18 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of public worship following prescribed rules.
Example"the Sunday service"
Synonymsreligious service, divine service
Partsinvocation, supplicationA prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
Narrowerchapel service, chapelA service conducted in a place of worship that has its own altar
church service, churchA service conducted in a house of worship
committal serviceservice committing a body to the grave
devotionalA short religious service
noneA service in the Roman Catholic Church formerly read or chanted at 3 PM (the ninth hour counting from sunrise) but now somewhat earlier
prayer meeting, prayer serviceA service at which people sing hymns and pray together
vesperA late afternoon or evening worship service
watch nightA devotional service (especially on New Year's Eve)
Broaderreligious ceremony, religious ritualA ceremony having religious meaning / meaning
Spanishoficio, oficio religioso, servicio, servicio religioso
Catalanofici, ofici religiós, servei, servei religiós
English > service: 18 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningA company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation.
Narrowerutility, public utility, public utility company, public-service corporationA company that performs a public service
BroadercompanyAn institution created to conduct business
Spanishservicio
Catalanservei
Verbsservicebe used by
English > service: 18 senses > noun 5, act
Meaningemployment in or work for another.
Example"he retired after 30 years of service"
Broaderemployment, workThe occupation for which you are paid
Spanishservicio
English > service: 18 senses > noun 6, group
MeaningA force that is a branch of the armed forces.
Synonymsmilitary service, armed service
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Membersmilitary unit, military force, military group, forceA unit that is part of some military service
NarrowerMarinesMembers of a body of troops trained to serve on land or at sea
air force, airforceThe airborne branch of a country's armed forces
army, regular army, ground forcesA permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
coastguardA military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waters
navy, naval forcesAn organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
Broaderforce, personnelgroup of people willing / willing to obey orders
Spanishservicio militar
Catalanservei militar
English > Service: 18 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningCanadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958).
SynonymRobert William Service
Instance ofwriter, authorWrites (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
SpanishRobert William Service
English > service: 18 senses > noun 8, attribute
MeaningA means of serving.
Synonymsavail, help
BroaderhelpfulnessThe property of providing useful assistance
Spanishasistencia, ayuda
Catalanajuda, ajut, assistència
English > service: 18 senses > noun 9, artifact
Meaningtableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table.
Synonymtable service
Narrowerdinner service, dinner setA table service for serving dinner
place setting, settingA table service for one person
Broadertablewarearticles for use at the table (dishes and silverware and glassware)
Spanishservicio
Catalanservei
English > service: 18 senses > noun 10, act
MeaningThe act of mating by male animals.
Synonymservicing
Broadercoupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual unionThe act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
Verbsservicemate with
English > service: 18 senses > noun 11, act
Meaning(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.
Categorycase law, precedent, common law(civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
Narrowerknight's serviceland tenure by service to the lord as a knight
military serviceland tenure by service in the lord's army
socageland tenure by agricultural service or payment of rent
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Catalanlliurament
English > service: 18 senses > noun 12, act
Meaning(sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play.
Synonymserve
CategorybadmintonA game / game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
squash, squash racquets, squash racketsA game / game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
tennis, lawn tennisA game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
NarroweraceA serve that the receiver is unable to reach
fault(sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)
let, net ballA serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court
Broadertennis stroke, tennis shotThe act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket
Spanishsaque, servicio, servir
Catalanservei
English > service: 18 senses > noun 13, act
MeaningThe act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone.
Example"he accepted service of the subpoena"
Synonymsserving, service of process
Broaderdelivery, bringingThe act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
English > service: 18 senses > noun 14, act
MeaningPeriodic maintenance on a car or machine.
Synonymsoverhaul, inspection and repair
Narrowerinterim overhaulAn overhaul between the regular times for overhauling
Broadercare, maintenance, upkeepactivity involved in maintaining something in good working order
Spanishpuesta a punto, reglaje, revisión
Verbsservicemake fit for use
English > service: 18 senses > noun 15, act
MeaningThe performance of duties by a waiter or servant.
Example"that restaurant has excellent service"
Narrowercurb serviceservice provided to customers who remain in their vehicles
self-serviceThe practice of serving yourself (as in a grocery or cafeteria)
valet parkingA service provided (at a club / club or restaurant or airport etc.) whereby a patron leaves a car at the entrance and an attendant parks and retrieves it
BroaderaccommodationThe act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
Spanishservicio
Catalanservei
English > service: 18 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningBe used by; as of a utility.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymserve
Broaderfunction, work, operate, go, runPerform as expected when applied
Similar toserve, functionServe a purpose, role, or function
Spanishatender, servir
Catalanservir
Nounsservicea company or agency that performs a public service
English > service: 18 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake fit for use.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "service my truck"
  • "the washing machine needs to be serviced"
Broadertune, tune upAdjust for (better) functioning
Catalanmantenir, revisar
Nounsserviceperiodic maintenance on a car or machine
English > service: 18 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningmate with.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymserve
NarrowerstandBe available for stud services
Broadercopulate, mate, pair, coupleEngage in sexual intercourse
Spanishseducir
Nounsservicing, servicethe act of mating by male animals

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