- 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.
- servetus, michael,
- service ace,
- service area,
- service book,
- service break,
- service cap
Origin of service1
Examples from the Web for servicing
“On Candyland, [Minghella] was just servicing Adam,” wrote Belgrad.Exclusive: Sony Emails Reveal How Studio Dumped ‘Asshole’ Adam Sandler|William Boot|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Holland Chevrolet West Virginia-based corporation engaged in selling and servicing motor vehicles.After Hobby Lobby, These 82 Corporations Could Drop Birth Control Coverage|Abby Haglage|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They also have the highest reputation for servicing their goods.
When he unlocked its servicing doors, he found that Rodan had removed a vital part from the nuclear exciters of the motors.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
Recently I made $375 in one month in my spare time installing, servicing, selling Radio Sets.
Their businessmen have behind them centuries of experience in bargaining, merchandising, and servicing.East-West Trade Trends|Harold E. Stassen
The gas and the servicing of it constitute a boon to country residents from the standpoint of utility and economy.A Living from the Land|William B. Duryee
As the girl had said, this field boasted hundreds of super-sonic fighters, so many that servicing was a round-the-clock routine.Triplanetary|Edward Elmer Smith
- 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
c.1100, "celebration of public worship," from Old French servise "act of homage; servitude; service at table; Mass, church ceremony," from Latin servitium "slavery, condition of a slave, servitude," also "slaves collectively," from servus "slave" (see serve (v.)).
Meaning "act of serving, occupation of an attendant servant" is attested from c.1200, as is that of "assistance, help; a helpful act." From c.1300 as "provision of food; sequence of dishes served in a meal;" from late 14c. as "service at table, attendance during a meal." Meaning "the furniture of the table" (tea service, etc.) is from mid-15c.
Meanings "state of being bound to undertake tasks for someone or at someone's direction; labor performed or undertaken for another" are mid-13c. Sense of "service or employment in a court or administration" is from c.1300, as is that of "military service (especially by a knight); employment as a soldier;" hence "the military as an occupation" (1706).
Also in Middle English "sexual intercourse, conjugal relations" (mid-15c.; service of Venus, or flesh's service). Service industry (as distinct from production) attested from 1938. A service station originally was a gas stop that also repaired cars.
1893, "to provide with service," from service (n.1). Meaning "perform work on" first recorded 1926. Related: Serviced; servicing.
type of tree or berry, extended form of serve (perhaps via Middle English plural serves being taken as a singular), from Old English syrfe, Old French sorbe, both from Vulgar Latin *sorbea, from Latin sorbus (see sorb).
see at someone's service; break someone's serve (service); lip service; of service to someone; press into service.