- 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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OTHER WORDS FROM serviceun·serv·iced, adjective
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Definition for service (2 of 3)
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Example sentences from the Web for service
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.
A soldier in the service of ideals and aspirations that formed his core.
In the name of protecting passengers, however, tourists in Las Vegas are unable to take advantage of this service.Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB?|Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The other narrative is of mobility in the service of ambition.
But Chesterton's taste for bigness has come to his service in criticism.G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study|Julius West
Every horse that can stand up is pressed into service for the day.Worldly Ways and Byways|Eliot Gregory
This shall apply to his escort and retinue and to all who come and go in his service.A Source Book for Mediaeval History|Oliver J. Thatcher
Long years of service done for him, however, had made him clumsy.Dangerous Days|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Yes, and much good he'll do the King's service; he'll eat for six and run for sixteen.Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc|Mark Twain
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
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British Dictionary definitions for service (2 of 3)
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Idioms and Phrases with service
see at someone's service; break someone's serve (service); lip service; of service to someone; press into service.