- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||a person, such as a maid or cook, who has a job working in someone else's home.
It took many servants to prepare the banquets and to take care of such a large house.
- similar words:
||a person hired to provide services to others.
A policeman is a public servant.
||servantless (adj.), servantlike (adj.)
The word servant
contains the following parts:
that means slave
adjective- and noun-forming suffix
that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
More about this word part:
The suffix -ant
forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident
and stud in student
. This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant
have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.