1 work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services"
2 a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
3 the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service" [syn: religious service, divine service]
4 an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service" [ant: disservice]
5 employment in or work for another; "he retired after 30 years of service"
7 the performance of duties by a waiter or servant; "that restaurant has excellent service"
8 periodic maintenance on a car or machine; "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor" [syn: overhaul, inspection and repair]
9 tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table [syn: table service]
10 (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game" [syn: serve]
11 the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; "he accepted service of the subpoena" [syn: serving, service of process]
12 Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958) [syn: Robert William Service]
14 the act of mating by male animals; "the bull was worth good money in servicing fees" [syn: servicing]
15 (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
1 be used by; as of a utility; "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"; "The garage served to shelter his horses" [syn: serve]
2 make fit for use; "service my truck"; "the washing machine needs to be serviced"
3 mate with; "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes" [syn: serve]
- Action or work that is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then
- Hair care is a service industry.
- A function that is
provided by one program
or machine for another.
- This machine provides the name service for the LAN.
- The military.
- I did three years in the service before coming here.
- A set of dishes or utensils.
- She brought out the silver tea service.
- The act of initially starting, or serving, the ball in play in tennis, volleyball, and other games.
- The player had four service faults in the set.
- A religious rite or
- The funeral service was touching.
- The serving, or delivery, of a summons or writ.
- The service happened yesterday.
- (public service) that which is provided by the government or its agents
- The Job Centre provides a service to the unemployed.
- Doing something for someone else without thought of reward or payment.
- Czech: podání
- Afrikaans: diens
- Albanian: shërbim
- Arabic: (khídma)
- Azerbaijani: xidmət
- Bulgarian: служба (služba)
- Chinese: 服务 (fúwù)
- Croatian: eksploatacija
- Czech: práce
- Dutch: dienst, bediening
- Esperanto: servo
- Estonian: teenistus
- Finnish: asepalvelus,palvelus
- French: service
- Georgian: სამსახური (samsakhuri)
- German: Dienst , Aufwartung
- Greek: υπηρεσία (ipiresía)
- Hungarian: szolgálat
- Indonesian: jawa
- Italian: servizio
- Japanese: 務め (つとめ, tsutome), サービス (さーびす, sābisu)
- Korean: 봉사, 서비스
- Sorani: خزمهت
- Latvian: pīlādzis
- Lithuanian: tarnyba
- Persian: (khidmat)
- Polish: usługiwanie
- Portuguese: serviço
- Romanian: serviciu
- Russian: служба (slúžba)
- Serbian: експлоатација (eksploatacija)
- Slovak: obsluha
- Spanish: servicio
- Swahili: huduma
- Swedish: tjänst
- Telugu: సేవ (saeva)
- Thai: (gaan borrígaan)
- Turkish: hızmet
- Uyghur: armiye türi
- Vietnamese: cây thanh lương trà
- Welsh: gweinidogaeth
- Yiddish: dinst
- Chinese: 保養, 保养 (bǎoyǎng)
- Dutch: onderhoud
- Finnish: huolto
- French: entretien
- German: Instandhaltung
- Hungarian: szervíz
- Italian: manutenzione
- Japanese: 手入れ (ていれ, teire)
- Korean: 보존 (bojon)
- Sorani: خزمهت
- Portuguese: manutenção
- Russian: обслуживание (obsluživanije)
- Spanish: mantenimiento
- Swedish: underhåll
- Portuguese: servir
- Spanish: servir
to perform maintenance
- Portuguese: fazer a manutenção
EtymologyFrom servitium, from servus.
Service can refer to:
- Public services, services carried out with the aim of providing a public good
- Service (economics), the non-material equivalent of a good in economics and marketing
- Service (music), musical settings for sections of a service of worship
- Service (record label)
- Service (motor vehicle)
- Service Tree (Sorbus domestica), a species of tree
- Service Sector, the tertiary sector of industry
- Military service, a country's armed forces
- Civil service, career employees of government
- Domestic service, employment in a residence
- Community service, volunteer service for the benefit of a community
- Customer service, provision of assistance to customers or clients
- Service of worship, a meeting for the worship of a religious deity
- Service of process, the delivery of a summons, complaint or other court petition
- Penetrant (mechanical, electrical, or structural), as defined by a building code
- Serve (tennis) or service, a shot to start a point in tennis
- Service (systems architecture), the provision of a discrete function within a systems environment
- Windows service, a background computer program in Microsoft Windows
- Web service, a software system to support interaction over a network
- A program in the Services menu that processes selected data
- IRC services, a set of features implemented in most modern Internet Relay Chat networks
People with the surname Servicesurname Service
service in German: Dienst
service in German: Service
service in Dutch: Service
service in Japanese: サービス (曖昧さ回避)
service in Simple English: Service (disambiguation)
service in Chinese: 服务
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