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ser·vant

 (sûr′vənt)
n.
1. One who is privately employed to perform domestic services.
2. One who is publicly employed to perform services, as for a government.
3. One who expresses submission, recognizance, or debt to another: your obedient servant.

[Middle English, from Old French, from present participle of servir, to serve; see serve.]

servant

(ˈsɜːvənt)
n
1. (Professions) a person employed to work for another, esp one who performs household duties
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) See public servant
[C13: via Old French, from servant serving, from servir to serve]
ˈservant-ˌlike adj

serv•ant

(ˈsɜr vənt)

n.
1. a person employed by another, esp. to perform domestic duties.
2. a person in the service of another.
3. a person employed by the government: a public servant.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French, n. use of present participle of servir to serve; see -ant]
serv′ant•hood`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.servant - a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)servant - a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
body servant - a valet or personal maid
cabin boy - a young man acting as a servant on a ship
domestic, domestic help, house servant - a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
factotum - a servant employed to do a variety of jobs
familiar - a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
flunkey, flunky, lackey - a male servant (especially a footman)
major-domo, seneschal - the chief steward or butler of a great household
manservant - a man servant
menial - a domestic servant
scullion - a kitchen servant employed to do menial tasks (especially washing)
servant girl, serving girl - a girl who is a servant
2.servant - in a subordinate position; "theology should be the handmaiden of ethics"; "the state cannot be a servant of the church"
subordinateness, subsidiarity - secondary importance

servant

noun attendant, domestic, slave, maid, help, helper, retainer, menial, drudge, lackey, vassal, skivvy (chiefly Brit.), servitor (archaic), varlet (archaic), liegeman She couldn't lift a spoon without a servant.
Translations
خَادِمخادِممُسْتَخْدَم، مُوَظَّف مَدَني
sluhaslužkastátní úředník-ice
tjenertjenestemandhusassistent
teener
palvelija
slugaslužavka
szolga
òjónnopinber starfsmaîur
使用人
하인
darbinieksierēdniskalponekalpotājskalps
služabnik
tjänare
คนรับใช้
người hầu

servant

[ˈsɜːvənt]
A. N
1. (domestic) → criado/a m/f, sirviente/a m/f, muchacho/a m/f, mucamo/a m/f (S. Cone)
the servants (collectively) → la servidumbre
2. (fig) → servidor(a) m/f
your devoted servant; your humble servantun servidor, servidor de usted
your obedient servant (in letters) → suyo afmo., atento y seguro servidor
see also civil B
B. CPD servant girl Ncriada f

servant

[ˈsɜːrvənt] n
(= person) → domestique mf
They used to have servants → Ils avaient des domestiques.
domestic servant → employé(e) m/f de maison
(= tool) to be the servant of sth/sb → être au service de qch/qn
Technology must be our servant, not our master → La technologie doit être à notre service et non l'inverse.

servant

n (lit, fig)Diener(in) m(f); (also servant girl)Dienstmädchen nt; (domestic) → Bedienstete(r) mf, → Dienstbote m/-botin f; to have servantsBedienstete or Diener haben; servants’ quartersGesinderäume pl (Hist), → Dienstbotenräume pl; your devoted or humble or obedient servant (old)Ihr ergebenster or untertänigster Diener (old) ? public servant, civil servant

servant

[ˈsɜːvnt] n (domestic) → domestico/a (fig) (of the public, one's country) → servitore m

servant

(ˈsəːvənt) noun
1. a person who is hired to work for another, especially in helping to run a house.
2. a person employed by the government, or in the administration of a country etc. a public servant; civil servants.

servant

خَادِم sluha tjener Dienstbote υπηρέτης criado palvelija serviteur sluga domestico 使用人 하인 bediende tjener służący criado слуга tjänare คนรับใช้ hizmetçi người hầu 仆人
References in classic literature ?
There were none who knew Messer Antonio da Venafro as the servant of Pandolfo Petrucci, Prince of Siena, who would not consider Pandolfo to be a very clever man in having Venafro for his servant.
But to enable a prince to form an opinion of his servant there is one test which never fails; when you see the servant thinking more of his own interests than of yours, and seeking inwardly his own profit in everything, such a man will never make a good servant, nor will you ever be able to trust him; because he who has the state of another in his hands ought never to think of himself, but always of his prince, and never pay any attention to matters in which the prince is not concerned.
The banker did not seem really great to me, but his servant - oh yes.
According to legend we once had a servant - in my childhood I could show the mark of it on my forehead, and even point her out to other boys, though she was now merely a wife with a house of her own.
The housekeeper is at her wits' end to find a new servant.
All the circumstances are in my favor, if I am received into the house as a servant; and as a servant I mean to go.
But it is a desperate evil, in a servant to a prince, or a citizen in a republic.
She was so good as to add, that I was her trusted adviser, as well as her old servant, and that in anything which related to the household I was the person whom it might be most profitable to consult.
My good servants, who have been with me for years, have, I am ashamed to say, had their boxes and rooms searched already by the other officer.
As these games were very silently conducted, notwithstanding the magnitude of the interests involved, Mr Swiveller began to think that on those evenings when Mr and Miss Brass were out (and they often went out now) he heard a kind of snorting or hard-breathing sound in the direction of the door, which it occurred to him, after some reflection, must proceed from the small servant, who always had a cold from damp living.
I didn't mean any harm indeed, upon my word I didn't,' cried the small servant, struggling like a much larger one.
Then the cook sent three servants after them, who were to run and overtake the children.