service service  /ˈsɜr vəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) work done by one person or group that benefits another
  2. (n) an act of help or assistance
  3. (n) the act of public worship following prescribed rules
  4. (n) a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
  5. (n) employment in or work for another
  6. (n) a force that is a branch of the armed forces
  7. (n) Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958)
  8. (n) a means of serving
  9. (n) tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table
  10. (n) the act of mating by male animals
  11. (n) (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
  12. (n) (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
  13. (n) the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone
  14. (n) periodic maintenance on a car or machine
  15. (n) the performance of duties by a waiter or servant
  16. (v) be used by; as of a utility
  17. (v) make fit for use
  18. (v) mate with

Usage(s):

  1. Michael Kinsley thinks PTI editor Rick Stengel's call for compulsory national service is nave.
  2. Elaine Thompson AP Now Barack Obama is reprising the call to service.
  3. The candidates push for cash incentives, loan help, new service corps.

News

  1. Forest Service mobilizes Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems to assist in Colorado

    The U.S. Forest Service is mobilizing two Department of Defense C-130s equipped with Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems, known as MAFFS, to assist with wildfire suppression efforts in Colorado and elsewhere in the West as needed.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX21 Colorado Springs

  2. Service Wednesday for 'Bud' Fullaway

    A graveside service for retired Omaha golf pro Wilbur M. “Bud” Fullaway, 81, who died Friday, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald

  3. Service Brands International's Franchise Concepts Named to 2013 Military Friendly Franchise(R) List

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Service Brands International, the parent company of industry leaders Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman and ProTect Painters, announces all three of its home-services franchise concepts were ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "It saddens me to lose the service of a soldier I have come to admire," Obama said, praising McChrystal. "This is a change in personnel, but not in policy."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

  2. "President Ford was a great American who gave many years of dedicated service to our country," President George W. Bush said in a statement from Crawford, Texas. "With his quiet integrity, common sense, and kind instincts, President Ford...
    on Dec 27, 2006 By: President Bush Source: New Zealand Herald

  3. "My wife and I have always believed that service, whether it is to family, community, university or country, is our highest calling," Johnston said in a speech Thursday. "We are proud to have this opportunity to serve Canada and our fellow...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: David Johnston Source: Edmonton Journal

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