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Definition 1: the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he accepted service of the subpoena

Synonyms for serving in the sense of this definition

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

"his reluctant delivery of bad news"

Definition 2: an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal - [noun denoting food]

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

  • the helpings were all small
  • his portion was larger than hers
  • there's enough for two servings each

Synonyms for serving in the sense of this definition

(serving is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

(... is a kind of serving ) a serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity

(... is a kind of serving ) a single serving of a beverage

"I asked for a hot drink" "likes a drink before dinner"

(... is a kind of serving ) a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)

"he ordered a second round"

(... is a kind of serving ) a serving that has been cut from a larger portion

"a piece of pie" "a slice of bread"

(... is a kind of serving ) the tail of a dressed fowl

(... is a kind of serving ) a small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl

(... is a kind of serving ) a circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat)

"medallions of veal"

(... is a kind of serving ) the wing of a fowl

"he preferred the drumsticks to the wings"

(... is a kind of serving ) meat carved from the breast of a fowl

(... is a kind of serving ) the upper joint of the leg of a fowl

(... is a kind of serving ) the lower joint of the leg of a fowl

(serving is a part of ...) a small amount eaten or drunk

"take a taste--you'll like it"

(... is part of serving) the food served and eaten at one time

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