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service

ser·vice

service

 
 
pronunciation:
suhr vihs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of helping.
He provides many services as a coach.
synonyms:
aid, assistance, help
similar words:
turn
definition 2: the act of one who serves, such as a waiter, repair person, or government worker.
We needed the service of an auto mechanic.
definition 3: a government department.
I work for the foreign service in the State Department.
similar words:
bureau
definition 4: any work done for another.
We offered our services to the neighborhood clean-up team.
synonyms:
job, work
similar words:
assistance
definition 5: work done for the public.
He opened a clinic for health services.
definition 6: the armed forces; military.
He was in the service after high school.
synonyms:
armed forces, military
definition 7: a religious ceremony.
We went to the evening service at our church.
similar words:
church
definition 8: a set of items used for serving and eating food.
The china service was a gift from my grandmother.
synonyms:
set
similar words:
china
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: serviced, services, servicing
definition: to repair and to keep in working order.
My father was able to service our washing machine.
synonyms:
fix, repair
similar words:
adjust, maintain, restore, tune
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Word Parts
The word service contains the following part:
serv2 Latin root that means slave
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