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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 never was such a woman for givin' away vittles and drink, clothes and firin'," replied Hannah, who had lived with the family since Meg was born, and was considered by them all more as a friend than a servant.
The man who had proclaimed himself the only true servant of God in all the valley of Wine Creek, and who had wanted God to send him a sign of approval by way of a son out of the womb of Kather- ine, began to think that at last his prayers had been answered.
and away he hurried after Eradicate, fearful lest the old servant do all the honors.
Madame Lebrun was bustling in and out, giving orders in a high key to a yard-boy whenever she got inside the house, and directions in an equally high voice to a dining-room servant whenever she got outside.
Let danger come as it will, thy servant is now prepared
The young girls were not yet ready, but he was shown by the Chinese servant into the parlor to wait for them.
Do not you see, fellow," said the high-sheriff of the county, taking the servant aside, "that this is no less a man than the lieutenant-governor?
It was only with the assistance of a servant, and by leaning his hand heavily on the iron balustrade, that he could slowly and painfully ascend the Custom-House steps, and, with a toilsome progress across the floor, attain his customary chair beside the fireplace.
I felt that I doubtless needn't press too hard, in such company, on the place of a servant in the scale; but there was nothing to prevent an acceptance of my companion's own measure of my predecessor's abasement.
But there, if a woman's husband can't rule her of course a servant can't; so I wash my hands of it, and if she can't get to the duchess' garden party I can't help it.
She was only thirteen, and small for her age, but she did all this without a murmur; and her mother went out, and after trudging a couple of days about the yards, settled down as a servant of a "sausage machine.
If anybody had ever said to me that I should sell Tom down south to one of those rascally traders, I should have said, `Is thy servant a dog, that he should do this thing?