(noun, verb)


1. work done by one person or group that benefits another

- budget separately for goods and services

Definition categories: act, work

2. an act of help or assistance

- he did them a service

Definition categories: act, aid, assist, assistance, help

3. the act of public worship following prescribed rules

- the Sunday service

Definition categories: act

4. a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

Definition categories: group, company

5. employment in or work for another

- he retired after 30 years of service

Definition categories: act, employment, work

6. a force that is a branch of the armed forces

Definition categories: group, force, personnel

7. a means of serving

Similar word(s): avail, help

Definition categories: attribute, helpfulness

8. tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table

Definition categories: man–made, tableware

9. the act of mating by male animals

- the bull was worth good money in servicing fees

Similar word(s): servicing

Definition categories: act, conjugation, coupling, mating, pairing, union

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

Definition categories: act, activity

11. (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play

- his powerful serves won the game

Similar word(s): serve

Definition categories: act

12. the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone

- he accepted service of the subpoena

Similar word(s): serving

Definition categories: act, bringing, delivery

13. periodic maintenance on a car or machine

Similar word(s): overhaul

Definition categories: act, care, maintenance, upkeep

14. the performance of duties by a waiter or servant

- that restaurant has excellent service

Definition categories: act, accommodation

Sentences with service as a noun:

- I say I did him a service by ending our relationship - now he can freely pursue his career.

- Hair care is a service industry.

- This machine provides the name service for the LAN.

- Lancelot was at the service of King Arthur.

- I did three years in the service before coming here.

- She brought out the silver tea service.

- The player had four service faults in the set.

- The funeral service was touching.

- The service happened yesterday.


1. be used by; as of a utility

- The sewage plant served the neighboring communities

- The garage served to shelter his horses

Similar word(s): serve

Definition categories: social, function, go, operate, run, work

2. make fit for use

- service my truck

- the washing machine needs to be serviced

Definition categories: change, tune

3. mate with

- male animals serve the females for breeding purposes

Similar word(s): serve

Definition categories: contact, copulate, couple, mate, pair

Sentences with service as a verb:

- They service the customer base.

- He is going to service the car.