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[n] an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"
[n] the performance of duties by a waiter or servant; "that restaurant has excellent service"
[n] periodic maintenance on a car or machine; "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"
[n] the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; "he accepted service of the subpoena"
[n] a stroke (in tennis or badminton or squash) that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game"
[n] work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services"
[n] (common law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him
[n] employment in or work for another; "he retired after 30 years of service"
[n] the act of mating by male animals; "the bull was worth good money in servicing fees"
[n] the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service"
[n] tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table
[n] a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
[n] a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
[n] a force that is a branch of the armed forces
[n] Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958)
[v] make fit for use, as of appliances or cars; "service my truck"
[v] mate with; "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"
[v] be used by; as of a utility; "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"; "The garage served to shelter his horses"


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