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serving

[ sur-ving ]
/ ˈsɜr vɪŋ /
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noun

the act of a person or thing that serves.
a single portion of food or drink; helping.
Electricity. a layer of material, as jute yarn or tape, that is applied to the core or the exterior of a lead-covered cable and acts as a protective covering.

adjective

for use in distributing food to or at the table: a serving tray.

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Origin of serving

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at serve, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM serving

un·serv·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for serving

serving
/ (ˈsɜːvɪŋ) /

noun

a portion or helping of food or drink
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