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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