verb (used without object), served, serv·ing.
verb (used with object), served, serv·ing.
- to make legal delivery of (a process or writ).
- to present (a person) with a writ.
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The winner of that River Walk Region will take on the winner of the Mercado Region, where the top four seeds held serve but are all capable of winning two games this weekend.There’s More To The Women’s Sweet 16 Than UConn-Iowa|Howard Megdal|March 26, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Placed in drinking water, fluoride can serve people who otherwise have poor access to dental care.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice turned herself in to serve a 15-month sentence for bankruptcy fraud.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Serve with the warm sauce and your choice of ice cream, whipped cream, or yogurt.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Krivov was sentenced to serve four years at a general regime penal colony for his fight for freedom and human rights.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But as we are seeing all over the world, one can serve the other.
These Rules (leaving out the Tenor) serves for five bells; and leaving out the fifth and Tenor, they serve for four bells.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
She had carried the baby over to Juana's and left her there, that she might be free to serve the Father's supper.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
He shall serve among great men, and appear before the governor.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
There are four general forms of emphasis which serve as indications of the characteristics of expression.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
The lower class were idle and lazy, and willing to serve any sovereign who appealed to them by ostentation.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for serve
Derived forms of serveservable or serveable, adjective
Word Origin for serve
Idioms and Phrases with serve
In addition to the idioms beginning with serve
- serve a purpose
- serve one right
- serve time
- serve up
- break someone's serve
- first come, first served
- hand to on a silver platter (serve up on a plate)