Origin of servant
Examples from the Web for servant
Her agency had to take her out of the country that very evening after it was made clear that the servant had sworn to kill her.
She mistook him for a servant and fed him kindly; later, she found out that the man was a top advisor to a major general.
God shall enlarge Japheth, And he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; And Canaan shall be his servant.
Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
“Like all great leaders, Swenson was a servant,” President Obama said yesterday.Medal of Honor Awardee Embodies the best of his Generation|Matt Gallagher|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The servant followed with the two cases and the bag, and laid them upon the table, then placed himself at the door.Frederick The Great and His Family|L. Muhlbach
The servant had evidently touched intentionally on one of the master's sore points.The Dead Secret|Wilkie Collins
Last evening went to Mr. Moors house to see his servant girl Susan.Within the Capes|Howard Pyle
Did God take upon him the form of a servant, and must thou domineer and have the highest place?A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
When he got home he asked the servant briefly if Mr. Conking had come.The Queen's Cup|G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for servant
Word Origin for servant
Word Origin and History for servant
c.1200, "personal or domestic attendant," from Old French servant "servant; foot-soldier," noun use of servant "serving, waiting," present participle of servir "to attend, wait upon" (see serve (v.)).
Meaning "professed lover, one devoted to the service of a lady" is from mid-14c. In North American colonies and U.S., the usual designation for "slave" 17c.-18c. (in 14c.-15c. and later in Biblical translations the word often was used to render Latin servus, Greek doulos "slave"). Public servant is attested from 1670s.