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Definition 1: an act of help or assistance - [noun denoting act]

Samples where service or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he did them a service

(service is a kind of ...) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"he gave me an assist with the housework" "could not walk without assistance" "rescue party went to their aid" "offered his help in unloading"

(... is a kind of service ) a service involving care for other people's children

(... is a kind of service ) an unpaid service for the benefit of the public that is performed by lawbreakers as part (or all) of their sentence

(... is a kind of service ) a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions

(... is a kind of service ) a service that provides information and assistance to the users of a computer network

(... is a kind of service ) the service of ushering people to their seats

Definition 2: the act of public worship following prescribed rules - [noun denoting act]

Samples where service or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Sunday service

Synonyms for service in the sense of this definition

(service is a kind of ...) a ceremony having religious meaning

(... is a kind of service ) a devotional service (especially on New Year's Eve)

(... is a kind of service ) a late afternoon or evening worship service

(... is a kind of service ) a service in the Roman Catholic Church formerly read or chanted at 3 PM (the ninth hour counting from sunrise) but now somewhat earlier

(... is a kind of service ) service committing a body to the grave

"the committal service will be held next Monday"

(... is a kind of service ) a service conducted in a place of worship that has its own altar

"he was late for chapel"

(... is a kind of service ) a service at which people sing hymns and pray together

(... is a kind of service ) a short religious service

(... is a kind of service ) a service conducted in a house of worship

"don't be late for church"

(service is a part of ...) a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service

Definition 3: (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play - [noun denoting act]

Samples where service or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his powerful serves won the game

Synonyms for service in the sense of this definition

(service is a kind of ...) the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket

(... is a kind of service ) a serve that the receiver is unable to reach

(... is a kind of service ) (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)

"he served too many double faults"

(... is a kind of service ) a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again

(service belongs to category ...) a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets

(service belongs to category ...) a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net

(service belongs to category ...) a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court

Definition 4: the act of mating by male animals - [noun denoting act]

Samples where service or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bull was worth good money in servicing fees

Synonyms for service in the sense of this definition

(service is a kind of ...) the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

"the casual couplings of adolescents" "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"

Definition 5: the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone - [noun denoting act]

Samples where service or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he accepted service of the subpoena

Synonyms for service in the sense of this definition

(service is a kind of ...) the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)

"his reluctant delivery of bad news"

Definition 6: periodic maintenance on a car or machine - [noun denoting act]

Samples where service or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was time for an overhaul on the tractor

Synonyms for service in the sense of this definition

(service is a kind of ...) activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

"he wrote the manual on car care"

(... is a kind of service ) an overhaul between the regular times for overhauling

Definition 7: the performance of duties by a waiter or servant - [noun denoting act]

Samples where service or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that restaurant has excellent service

(service is a kind of ...) the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need

(... is a kind of service ) service provided to customers who remain in their vehicles

(... is a kind of service ) the practice of serving yourself (as in a grocery or cafeteria)

(... is a kind of service ) a service provided (at a club or restaurant or airport etc.) whereby a patron leaves a car at the entrance and an attendant parks and retrieves it

Definition 8: employment in or work for another - [noun denoting act]

Samples where service or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he retired after 30 years of service

(service is a kind of ...) the occupation for which you are paid

"he is looking for employment" "a lot of people are out of work"

Definition 9: work done by one person or group that benefits another - [noun denoting act]

Samples where service or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • budget separately for goods and services

(service is a kind of ...) activity directed toward making or doing something

"she checked several points needing further work"

(... is a kind of service ) service provided by a professional advisor (e.g., a lawyer or doctor or CPA etc.)

(... is a kind of service ) a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you

"a cell phone with internet facility"

(... is a kind of service ) compulsory service in the military during peacetime

(... is a kind of service ) the service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility

"the cost of utilities never decreases" "all the utilities were lost after the hurricane"

Definition 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 - [noun denoting act]

(service is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of service ) land tenure by agricultural service or payment of rent; not burdened with military service

(... is a kind of service ) land tenure by service in the lord's army

(... is a kind of service ) land tenure by service to the lord as a knight

(service belongs to category ...) (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions

Definition 11: tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for service in the sense of this definition

(service is a kind of ...) articles for use at the table (dishes and silverware and glassware)

(... is a kind of service ) a table service for serving dinner

(... is a kind of service ) a table service for one person

"a place setting of sterling flatware"

Definition 12: a means of serving - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where service or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • of no avail
  • there's no help for it

Synonyms for service in the sense of this definition

(service is a kind of ...) the property of providing useful assistance

Definition 13: a force that is a branch of the armed forces - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for service in the sense of this definition

(service is a kind of ...) group of people willing to obey orders

"a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"

(... is a kind of service ) a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state

(... is a kind of service ) an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare

(... is a kind of service ) a military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waters

(... is a kind of service ) members of a body of troops trained to serve on land or at sea

(... is a kind of service ) the airborne branch of a country's armed forces

(service is a member of ...) a unit that is part of some military service

"he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"

(service belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 14: a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation - [noun denoting group]

(service is a kind of ...) an institution created to conduct business

"he only invests in large well-established companies" "he started the company in his garage"

(... is a kind of service ) a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

Definition 15: Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for service in the sense of this definition

(service is an instance of ...) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Definition 16: make fit for use - [verb of change]

Samples where service or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • service my truck
  • the washing machine needs to be serviced

(service is a kind of ...) adjust for (better) functioning

"tune the engine"

Definition 17: mate with - [verb of contact]

Samples where service or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • male animals serve the females for breeding purposes

Synonyms for service in the sense of this definition

(service is a kind of ...) engage in sexual intercourse

"Birds mate in the Spring"

(... is a kind of service ) be available for stud services

"male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"

Samples where service or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sewage plant served the neighboring communities
  • The garage served to shelter his horses

Synonyms for service in the sense of this definition

(service is a kind of ...) perform as expected when applied

"The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in" "Does this old car still run well?" "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

(service has a similar meaning as ...) serve a purpose, role, or function

"The tree stump serves as a table" "The female students served as a control group" "This table would serve very well" "His freedom served him well" "The table functions as a desk"

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