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.
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Idioms for serve
Origin of serve
OTHER WORDS FROM serve
Example sentences from the Web for serve
If we just focused on academic aptitude, he suggests, the professors would be well-served.
Hagel and Obama would both be well-served to bear in mind that this isn't how democracies are supposed to operate.
Surely, my own home state of New York would be well-served by the creation of such a group.
The meal was well-served and plentiful, but they bad small appetite for it.The Lord of Dynevor|Evelyn Everett-Green
The table is simple and homelike, but abundant, well-served and satisfactory.The Lake of the Sky|George Wharton James
Next I demanded a well-served repast, composed of the greatest delicacies of Japan.Madame Chrysantheme Complete|Pierre Loti
Later we all four sat down to dinner, a decorous meal, well-cooked and well-served.The Golden Face|William Le Queux
It overpowered the well-served artillery rapid-fire twelve-pounders.South Africa and the Boer-British War, Volume I|J. Castell Hopkins
British Dictionary definitions for serve
Derived forms of serveservable or serveable, adjective
Word Origin for serve
Idioms and Phrases with serve
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)