- the armed forces: in the service.
- a branch of the armed forces, as the army or navy: Which service were you in during the war?
- the act or manner of putting the ball or shuttlecock into play; serve.
- the ball or shuttlecock as put into play.
verb (used with object), serv·iced, serv·ic·ing.
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Origin of service1
OTHER WORDS FROM serviceun·serv·iced, adjective
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Definition for service (2 of 3)
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How to use service in a sentence
Beirut-based music streaming service Anghami was founded by necessity, as many startups often are.The Biggest Challenge for Apple and Spotify in North Africa: YouTube|Eromo Egbejule|September 17, 2020|Ozy
If he suddenly decided to go to Bedminster in May, the service wanted to be ready.Trump’s businesses charged Secret Service more than $1.1 million, including for rooms in club shuttered for pandemic|David Fahrenthold, Josh Dawsey|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Laundry is a part of your life, whether you drop it off at a service, haul it to a laundromat, or do it yourself at home.Attractive laundry hampers that make your dirty clothes look a little better|PopSci Commerce Team|September 16, 2020|Popular Science
There is nothing anticompetitive about charging others to use one’s service.Apple says Epic is acting as ‘a saboteur, not a martyr’ in app store challenge|radmarya|September 16, 2020|Fortune
In July, it urged Facebook advertisers to temporarily pause their ads on the service.Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, and Leonardo DiCaprio plan one-day Instagram boycott. Here’s why|Danielle Abril|September 15, 2020|Fortune
Yazbek tells The Daily Beast that the traffickers guarantee their service, and they treat the Syrian refugees with respect.
Like any service for hire, it is extremely important for the traffickers to provide a reputable service, criminal as it is.
Henri Paul actually worked for the French Secret Service and he had €200,000 in his account when he only earned €30,000 a year.Harry’s Daddy, and Diana’s ‘Murder’: Royal Rumors In a New Play|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A soldier in the service of ideals and aspirations that formed his core.
As zealots poured in from Arkansas and Mississippi, a wire service reporter got punched in the ribs.
The proceedings of the day commenced with divine service, performed by Unitarian and Baptist ministers.
The badness of the gunpowder used by the Mexicans, was again of great service to us.
For this use of the voice in the special service of will-power, or propelling force, it is necessary first to test its freedom.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
He began his military career at the age of 11, and continued in the service nearly 60 years.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
And now, monsieur, if you will communicate to me the nature of your affair, you shall find me entirely at your service.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for service (1 of 3)
- one of the branches of the armed forces
- (as modifier)service life
- the act, manner, or right of serving a ball
- the game in which a particular player serveshe has lost his service Often shortened to: serve
Word Origin for service
British Dictionary definitions for service (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for service (3 of 3)
Idioms and Phrases with service
see at someone's service; break someone's serve (service); lip service; of service to someone; press into service.