Related formsun·serv·ing, adjective
Definition for serving (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of serve
Examples from the Web for serving
Veterans are a small minority of the population, as well, serving the greater whole.A Veteran’s View: NYC Cold War Between Cops and City Hall|Matt Gallagher|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It invites dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as bargaining chips.Aging Cuban Exiles And Their Lawmakers Bypassed by White House|Romina Ruiz-Goiriena|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brown had been serving a life sentence; McCollum had been on Death Row.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The policies that followed were not serving democratic demands.
In the West Bank, serving time in Israeli jails is a badge of honor.Palestinian Cabinet Member Dies in Confrontation with Israeli Soldier|Creede Newton|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The flagrant impossibility of its serving any other purpose, had preserved it in its pristine splendor.The Real Adventure|Henry Kitchell Webster
Of course, the real force of the aim lies in its serving as the focus of thought.Principles of Teaching|Adam S. Bennion
Stranger still, this regiment is the same as that in which poor Anastasius is serving—the Royal Picts.The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood|Arthur Griffiths
He was studious of serving his country to the very last, and the sorrow of the people seemed equal to his assiduity.Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome|Oliver Goldsmith
On that day he was responsible for the dinner,—the cooking, catering, buying and serving.Days of the Discoverers|L. Lamprey
British Dictionary definitions for serving (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for serving (2 of 2)
Derived Formsservable or serveable, adjective
Word Origin for serve
Idioms and Phrases with serving
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)