service

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[ sur-vis ]
/ ˈsɜr vɪs /
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noun

adjective

verb (used with object), serv·iced, serv·ic·ing.

Idioms

    at someone's service, ready to be of help or use to someone; at one's disposal: You will have an English-speaking guide at your service.
    be of service, to be helpful or useful: If we can be of service, do not hesitate to call.

Origin of service

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before 1100; Middle English (noun) < Old French < Latin servitium servitude, equivalent to serv(us) slave + -itium -ice; replacing Middle English servise, late Old English serfise ceremony < Old French servise, variant of service
Related formsun·serv·iced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for at someone's service (1 of 3)

Service

/ ('sɜːvɪs) /

noun

Robert (William). 1874–1958, Canadian poet, born in England; noted for his ballad-like poems of gold-rush era Yukon, such as 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew'; his books include Songs of a Sourdough (1907)

British Dictionary definitions for at someone's service (2 of 3)

service

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/ (ˈsɜːvɪs) /

noun

verb (tr)

See also services

Word Origin for service

C12 servise, from Old French, from Latin servitium condition of a slave, from servus a slave

British Dictionary definitions for at someone's service (3 of 3)

service

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/ (ˈsɜːvɪs) /

noun

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Idioms and Phrases with at someone's service (1 of 2)

at someone's service


Ready to help someone, at someone's disposal, as in The tour guide said he was at our service for the rest of the afternoon. [Second half of 1600s]

Idioms and Phrases with at someone's service (2 of 2)

service


see at someone's service; break someone's serve (service); lip service; of service to someone; press into service.

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