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service
  • n  work done by one person or group that benefits another
    budget separately for goods and services
  • n  an act of help or assistance
    he did them a service
  • n  the act of public worship following prescribed rules
    the Sunday service
  • n  a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
  • n  employment in or work for another
    he retired after 30 years of service
  • n  a force that is a branch of the armed forces
  • n  Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958)
  • n  a means of serving
  • n  tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table
  • n  the act of mating by male animals
  • 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
  • n  (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
  • n  the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone
    he accepted service of the subpoena
  • n  periodic maintenance on a car or machine
  • n  the performance of duties by a waiter or servant
    that restaurant has excellent service
  • v  be used by; as of a utility
  • v  make fit for use
    service my truck
    the washing machine needs to be serviced
  • v  mate with
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service agency
  • n  a business that makes its facilities available to others for a fee; achieves economy of scale
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service area
  • n  place on a highway providing garage services and eating and toilet facilities
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service book
  • n  a book setting forth the forms of church service
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service bureau
  • n  a business that makes its facilities available to others for a fee; achieves economy of scale
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service call
  • n  a trip made by a repairman to visit the location of something in need of service
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service ceiling
  • n  altitude above which a plane cannot climb faster than a given rate
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service charge
  • n  a percentage of a bill (as at a hotel or restaurant) added in payment for service
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service club
  • n  a club of professional or business people organized for their coordination and active in public services
  • n  a recreational center for servicemen
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service department
  • n  the division of a business that provides customer services
  • n  a repair shop where cars and trucks are serviced and repaired
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service door
  • n  an entrance intended for the use of servants or for delivery of goods and removal of refuse
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service entrance
  • n  an entrance intended for the use of servants or for delivery of goods and removal of refuse
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service fee
  • n  a percentage of a bill (as at a hotel or restaurant) added in payment for service
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service firm
  • n  a business that makes its facilities available to others for a fee; achieves economy of scale
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