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ser·vice

 (sûr′vĭs)
n.
1.
a. Work that is done for others as an occupation or business: has done service for us as a consultant.
b. The performance of work or duties for a superior or as a servant: found the butler's service to be excellent.
c. An act or a variety of work done for others, especially for pay: offers a superior service to that of his competitors; provides full catering services.
2.
a. Assistance; help: was of great service to him during his illness.
b. An act of assistance or benefit; a favor: My friend did me a service in fixing the door.
3.
a. The serving of food or the manner in which it is served: The service was good, but the food was lousy.
b. A set of dishes or utensils: a silver tea service.
4.
a. Employment in duties or work for another, as for a government: has been in the company's service for 15 years.
b. A government branch or department and its employees: the diplomatic service.
c. A department or branch of a hospital staff that provides specified patient care: the anesthesiology service.
5.
a. The armed forces of a nation: joined the service right after college.
b. A branch of the armed forces of a nation.
6.
a. The installation, maintenance, or repairs provided or guaranteed by a dealer or manufacturer: a dealer with full parts and service.
b. The provision to the public of something, especially a utility: a town without sewer service.
c. The system or equipment used to provide something to the public: The electrical service was damaged in the storm.
7. Sports
a. The right of serving in many court games.
b. A serve: Her first service hit the net.
8. A religious rite or formal ceremony: held services in the evening; a memorial service.
9. Copulation with a female animal. Used of male animals, especially studs.
10. Law The serving of a legal process, such as a summons or court order.
11. The material, such as cord, used in binding or wrapping rope.
12. An answering service.
tr.v. ser·viced, ser·vic·ing, ser·vic·es
1. To make fit for use; adjust, repair, or maintain: service a car.
2. To provide services to: That cable company services most households in the area.
3. To make interest payments on (a debt).
4.
a. To copulate with (a female animal). Used of a male animal, especially studs.
b. Slang To have sex with.
adj.
1. Of or relating to the armed forces of a country.
2. Intended for use in supplying or serving: a service elevator; the service entrance.
3. Offering repairs or maintenance: a service guarantee; a road service area.
4. Offering services to the public in response to need or demand: a service industry.
Idioms:
at (someone's) service
Ready to help or be of use.
be of service
To be ready to help or be useful.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin servitium, slavery, from servus, slave.]
Usage Note: The verb service is used principally in the sense "to repair or maintain": service the washing machine. Exceptions to this usage include specialized senses in finance (service a debt) and animal breeding (service a mare). Serve means "to supply goods or services to," as in One radio network serves three states.

service

(ˈsɜːvɪs)
n
1. an act of help or assistance
2. an organized system of labour and material aids used to supply the needs of the public: telephone service; bus service.
3. (Commerce) the supply, installation, or maintenance of goods carried out by a dealer
4. the state of availability for use by the public (esp in the phrases into or out of service)
5. a periodic overhaul made on a car, machine, etc
6. the act or manner of serving guests, customers, etc, in a shop, hotel, restaurant, etc
7. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a department of public employment and its employees: civil service.
8. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) employment in or performance of work for another: he has been in the service of our firm for ten years.
9. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the work of a public servant
10. (Military)
a. one of the branches of the armed forces
b. (as modifier): service life.
11. the state, position, or duties of a domestic servant (esp in the phrase in service)
12. the act or manner of serving food
13. a complete set of dishes, cups, etc, for use at table
14. (Ecclesiastical Terms) public worship carried out according to certain prescribed forms: divine service.
15. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the prescribed form according to which a specific kind of religious ceremony is to be carried out: the burial service.
16. (Anglicanism) a unified collection of musical settings of the canticles and other liturgical items prescribed by the Book of Common Prayer as used in the Church of England
17. (Music, other) a unified collection of musical settings of the canticles and other liturgical items prescribed by the Book of Common Prayer as used in the Church of England
18. (General Sporting Terms) sport
a. the act, manner, or right of serving a ball
b. the game in which a particular player serves: he has lost his service. Often shortened to: serve
19. (Law) (in feudal law) the duty owed by a tenant to his lord
20. (Law) the serving of a writ, summons, etc, upon a person
21. (Nautical Terms) nautical a length of tarred marline or small stuff used in serving
22. (Zoology) (of male animals) the act of mating
23. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (modifier) of, relating to, or for the use of servants or employees
24. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (modifier) serving the public rather than producing goods
vb (tr)
25. to provide service or services
26. to make fit for use
27. to supply with assistance
28. to overhaul (a car, machine, etc)
29. (Zoology) (of a male animal) to mate with (a female)
30. (Banking & Finance) Brit to meet interest and capital payments on (debt)
[C12 servise, from Old French, from Latin servitium condition of a slave, from servus a slave]

service

(ˈsɜːvɪs)
n
(Plants) See service tree

Service

(ˈsɜːvɪs)
n
(Biography) Robert (William). 1874–1958, Canadian poet, born in England; noted for his ballad-like poems of gold-rush era Yukon, such as 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew'; his books include Songs of a Sourdough (1907)

serv•ice1

(ˈsɜr vɪs)

n., adj., v. -iced, -ic•ing. n.
1. an act of helpful activity; help; aid.
2. the supplying or supplier of utilities, commodities, or other facilities that meet a public need, as water, electricity, communication, or transportation.
3. the providing or a provider of accommodation and activities required by the public, as maintenance or repair: guaranteed service and parts.
4. the organized system of apparatus, appliances, employees, etc., for supplying some accommodation required by the public: a television repair service.
5. the performance of duties or the duties performed as or by a waiter or servant.
6. employment in any duties or work for a person, organization, government, etc.
7. a department of public employment, or the body of public servants in it: the diplomatic service.
8. the duty or work of public servants.
9.
a. the armed forces: in the service.
b. a branch of the armed forces.
10. the actions required in loading and firing a cannon.
11. Often, services. the performance of any duties or work for another: medical services.
12. something made or done by a commercial organization for the public benefit and without regard to direct profit.
13. Also called divine service. public religious worship according to prescribed form and order.
14. a ritual or form prescribed for public worship or for some particular occasion: the marriage service.
15. the serving of God by obedience, piety, etc.
16. a musical setting of the sung portions of a liturgy.
17. a set of dishes, utensils, etc., for general table use or for particular use.
19. Law. the serving of a process or writ upon a person.
20. (in tennis, badminton, handball, etc.)
a. the act or manner of putting the ball or shuttlecock into play; serve.
b. the ball or shuttlecock as put into play.
21. the mating of a female animal with the male.
adj.
22. of service; useful.
23. of, pertaining to, or used by servants, delivery people, etc., or in serving food.
24. supplying services rather than products or goods: the service professions.
25. supplying maintenance and repair: a service center for electrical appliances.
26. of, for, or pertaining to the armed forces or one of them.
27. providing, authorizing, or guaranteeing service: a service contract.
v.t.
28. to make fit for use; repair or restore: to service an automobile.
29. to supply with aid, information, or other incidental services.
30. (of a male animal) to mate with (a female animal).
31. to pay off (a debt) over a period of time, as by meeting periodic interest payments.
[before 1100; late Old English serfise ceremony < Old French servise, service < Latin servitium servitude, derivative of serv(us) slave]

serv•ice2

(ˈsɜr vɪs)

n.
a service tree, esp. Sorbus domestica.
[1520–30; earlier serves, pl. of obsolete serve service tree, Middle English; Old English syrfe < Vulgar Latin *sorbea, derivative of Latin sorbus sorb1]

Ser•vice

(ˈsɜr vɪs)

n.
Robert W(illiam), 1874–1958, Canadian writer.

Service

 the settings for a table; sets of dishes, etc.
Examples: service of china, 1788; of gilt plate, 1669; of plate; of tableware.

service


Past participle: serviced
Gerund: servicing

Imperative
service
service
Present
I service
you service
he/she/it services
we service
you service
they service
Preterite
I serviced
you serviced
he/she/it serviced
we serviced
you serviced
they serviced
Present Continuous
I am servicing
you are servicing
he/she/it is servicing
we are servicing
you are servicing
they are servicing
Present Perfect
I have serviced
you have serviced
he/she/it has serviced
we have serviced
you have serviced
they have serviced
Past Continuous
I was servicing
you were servicing
he/she/it was servicing
we were servicing
you were servicing
they were servicing
Past Perfect
I had serviced
you had serviced
he/she/it had serviced
we had serviced
you had serviced
they had serviced
Future
I will service
you will service
he/she/it will service
we will service
you will service
they will service
Future Perfect
I will have serviced
you will have serviced
he/she/it will have serviced
we will have serviced
you will have serviced
they will have serviced
Future Continuous
I will be servicing
you will be servicing
he/she/it will be servicing
we will be servicing
you will be servicing
they will be servicing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been servicing
you have been servicing
he/she/it has been servicing
we have been servicing
you have been servicing
they have been servicing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been servicing
you will have been servicing
he/she/it will have been servicing
we will have been servicing
you will have been servicing
they will have been servicing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been servicing
you had been servicing
he/she/it had been servicing
we had been servicing
you had been servicing
they had been servicing
Conditional
I would service
you would service
he/she/it would service
we would service
you would service
they would service
Past Conditional
I would have serviced
you would have serviced
he/she/it would have serviced
we would have serviced
you would have serviced
they would have serviced

service


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The stroke that starts each point, played from behind the base line into the service court diagonally opposite.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.service - work done by one person or group that benefits anotherservice - work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services"
work - activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
consulting service - service provided by a professional advisor (e.g., a lawyer or doctor or CPA etc.)
facility - a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you; "a cell phone with internet facility"
national service - compulsory service in the military during peacetime
utility - the service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility; "the cost of utilities never decreases"; "all the utilities were lost after the hurricane"
2.service - an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"
assist, assistance, help, aid - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
child care, childcare - a service involving care for other people's children
community service - an unpaid service for the benefit of the public that is performed by lawbreakers as part (or all) of their sentence
community service, public service - a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions
help desk, helpdesk - a service that provides information and assistance to the users of a computer network
seating - the service of ushering people to their seats
disservice, ill service, ill turn - an act intended to help that turns out badly; "he did them a disservice"
3.service - the act of public worship following prescribed rulesservice - the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service"
religious ceremony, religious ritual - a ceremony having religious meaning
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
devotional - a short religious service
prayer meeting, prayer service - a service at which people sing hymns and pray together
chapel service, chapel - a service conducted in a place of worship that has its own altar; "he was late for chapel"
committal service - service committing a body to the grave; "the committal service will be held next Monday"
none - a service in the Roman Catholic Church formerly read or chanted at 3 PM (the ninth hour counting from sunrise) but now somewhat earlier
vesper - a late afternoon or evening worship service
watch night - a devotional service (especially on New Year's Eve)
invocation, supplication - a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
4.service - a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
company - an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
public utility, public utility company, public-service corporation, utility - a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
5.service - employment in or work for another; "he retired after 30 years of service"
employment, work - the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"
6.service - a force that is a branch of the armed forcesservice - a force that is a branch of the armed forces
army, ground forces, regular army - a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
naval forces, navy - an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
coastguard - a military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waters
Marines - members of a body of troops trained to serve on land or at sea
air force, airforce - the airborne branch of a country's armed forces
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
personnel, force - group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
7.Service - Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958)
8.service - a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
helpfulness - the property of providing useful assistance
9.service - tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at tableservice - tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table
dinner service, dinner set - a table service for serving dinner
place setting, setting - a table service for one person; "a place setting of sterling flatware"
tableware - articles for use at the table (dishes and silverware and glassware)
10.service - the act of mating by male animals; "the bull was worth good money in servicing fees"
mating, pairing, sexual union, union, coupling, conjugation - the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
11.service - (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
socage - land tenure by agricultural service or payment of rent; not burdened with military service
military service - land tenure by service in the lord's army
knight's service - land tenure by service to the lord as a knight
common law, precedent, case law - (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
12.service - (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in playservice - (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game"
squash rackets, squash racquets, squash - a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
badminton - a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
tennis shot, tennis stroke - the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket
ace - a serve that the receiver is unable to reach
fault - (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults"
net ball, let - a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
13.service - the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; "he accepted service of the subpoena"
bringing, delivery - the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); "his reluctant delivery of bad news"
14.service - periodic maintenance on a car or machine; "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"
maintenance, upkeep, care - activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care"
interim overhaul - an overhaul between the regular times for overhauling
15.service - the performance of duties by a waiter or servant; "that restaurant has excellent service"
curb service - service provided to customers who remain in their vehicles
self-service - the practice of serving yourself (as in a grocery or cafeteria)
valet parking - a service provided (at a club or restaurant or airport etc.) whereby a patron leaves a car at the entrance and an attendant parks and retrieves it
accommodation - the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
Verb1.service - be used by; as of a utility; "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"; "The garage served to shelter his horses"
function, operate, work, run, go - perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
serve, function - serve a purpose, role, or function; "The tree stump serves as a table"; "The female students served as a control group"; "This table would serve very well"; "His freedom served him well"; "The table functions as a desk"
2.service - make fit for use; "service my truck"; "the washing machine needs to be serviced"
tune, tune up - adjust for (better) functioning; "tune the engine"
3.service - mate with; "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"
stand - be available for stud services; "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"
copulate, mate, couple, pair - engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"

service

noun
1. facility, system, resource, utility, amenity a campaign for better social services
2. waiting, attendance, serving of food, waiters or waitresses clean restaurants with respectable service and fair prices
3. ceremony, ritual, worship, rite, function, ordinance, observance, sacrament, liturgy The President was attending the morning service.
4. work, labour, employment, business, office, duty, employ If a young woman did not have a dowry, she went into domestic service.
5. check, servicing, routine check, maintenance check The car needs a service.
plural noun
1. help, assistance, aid, offices, helping hand, ministrations They have offered their services free of charge.
2. armed forces, forces, military, army, navy, marines, air force, armed services People joined the services entirely on a voluntary basis.
verb
1. overhaul, check, maintain, tune (up), repair, go over, fine tune, recondition, keep in good condition, give a maintenance check to Make sure that all gas fires are serviced annually.
2. pay off, clear, settle, square, discharge, liquidate, pay in full A quarter of the country's earnings go to service a foreign debt.
be of service to someone assist, help, serve, benefit, aid, be helpful, be valuable, be of use, be advantageous, be of assistance, give a helping hand to That is, after all, the primary reason we live - to be of service to others.
in service working, in use, in operation Equipment has been kept in service long after it should have been replaced.
out of service out of action, not working, out of order, not functioning, out of commission, on the blink (slang), inoperative The photocopier is out of service today.

service

noun
1. The condition of being put to use:
2. A formal act or set of acts prescribed by ritual:
3. A kindly act:
Archaic: benefit.
Translations
أحَد فُروع الجيْش: البَحر، البَر، الجَوأسْطول تِجاريالخِدْمَه، العَمَلخِدْمَةخِدْمَة ، مَصْلَحَه
служба
službapodánípomocpráceprovádět údržbu
serviceserviceeftersynservicerestyrelsetjeneste
servo
hooldamajumalateenistusserviisteenindamateenistus
palvellapalvelupalvelussyöttöasepalvelus
servisiratiusluga
szolgálatviszonylatkatonai szolgálatkiszolgálásköztisztviselõi kar
aîstoî, hjálpeftirlit, viîhaldfara yfir, sjá um viîhaldguîsòjónusta; athöfnheròjónusta
サービスサービスを提供する
서비스서비스를 하다봉사
aptarnavimasapžiūrabuvimas tarnaitedegalinė ir technikos priežiūros stotiskariškis
apkalpošanaapkopeapskateapskatītcivildienests
obchodné loďstvoobsluharobiť údržbuslužbaza obsluhu
mašaobredpomočpostrežbaservis
tjänstserva
huduma
การบริการซ่อมบำรุง
hizmethizmetçilikHizmetleriişleriordu
dịch vụphục vụ

service

[ˈsɜːvɪs]
A. N
1. (= work)
1.1. (= period of work) → trabajo m
he retired after 50 years' servicese jubiló después de 50 años de trabajo
a middle manager with over 20 years serviceun mando medio con más de 20 años de antigüedad (en la empresa)
he saw service in Egyptcombatió en Egipto
he never saw active servicenunca estuvo en servicio activo
1.2. (= work provided) → servicio m
the company has a reputation for good servicela empresa tiene fama de dar un buen servicio (a los clientes)
they offered their services free of chargeofrecieron sus servicios gratuitamente
they provide a 24-hour serviceproporcionan un servicio de 24 horas
1.3. (domestic)
to be in serviceser criado/a, servir
she was in service at Lord Olton'sera criada or servía en casa de Lord Olton
to go into service (with sb)entrar a servir (en casa de algn)
2. (= organization, system) → servicio m
the diplomatic serviceel servicio diplomático
they are attempting to maintain essential servicesestán intentando mantener en funcionamiento los servicios mínimos
the postal serviceel servicio postal
rail services were disrupted by the strikeel servicio ferroviario se vio afectado por la huelga
the train service to Pamplonael servicio de trenes a Pamplona
see also secret C
see also social C
3. (= help, use) → servicio m
he was knighted for his services to industryle concedieron el título de Sir por sus servicios a la industria
he died in the service of his countrymurió en acto de servicio a su patria
this machine will give years of serviceesta máquina durará años
Tristram Shandy, at your service!¡Tristram Shandy, para servirle or a sus órdenes!
I am at your serviceestoy a su disposición
to be of serviceayudar, servir
how can I be of service?¿en qué puedo ayudar or servir?
the new buses were brought into service in 1995los autobuses nuevos entraron en servicio en 1995
to come into service [vehicle, weapon] → entrar en servicio
to do sth/sb a service you have done me a great serviceme ha hecho un gran favor, me ha sido de muchísima ayuda
they do their country/profession no serviceno hacen ningún favor a su patria/profesión
to be out of service (Mech) → no funcionar, estar fuera de servicio
see also community B
4. (in hotel, restaurant, shop) → servicio m
"service not included"servicio no incluido
see also room C
5. services (Econ) (= tertiary sector) → sector m terciario or (de) servicios; (on motorway) → área f de servicio
6. (Mil)
service life didn't suit himla vida militar no le pegaba
the Serviceslas fuerzas armadas
see also military C
see also national C
7. (Rel) (= mass) → misa f; (other) → oficio m (religioso)
I usually go to morning servicenormalmente voy a la misa or al oficio matinal
see also funeral B
see also wedding B
8. (Aut, Mech) → revisión f
the car is in for a serviceestán revisando el coche, están haciendo una revisión al coche
to send one's car in for a servicemandar el coche a revisar
9. (= set of crockery) → vajilla f
dinner servicevajilla f
tea servicejuego m or servicio m de té
10. (Tennis) → servicio m, saque m
a break of serviceuna ruptura de servicio
to break sb's serviceromper el servicio a or de algn
to hold/lose one's serviceganar/perder el servicio
B. VT
1. [+ car] → revisar, hacer la revisión a; [+ appliance] → realizar el mantenimiento de
2. [+ organization, committee, customers] → dar servicio a, proveer de servicios a
3. [+ debt] → pagar el interés de
C. CPD service area N (on motorway) → área f de servicio
service charge N (in restaurant) → servicio m; [of flat] → gastos mpl de comunidad or de escalera (Sp), gastos mpl comunes (LAm)
service elevator N (US) = service lift service engineer Ntécnico/a m/f (de mantenimiento)
service families NPLfamilias fpl de miembros de las fuerzas armadas
service flat N (Brit) piso o apartamento con servicio de criada y conserje
service hatch Nventanilla f de servicio
service industry N (= company) → empresa f de servicios
the service industry or industriesel sector terciario or (de) servicios
service lift Nmontacargas m inv
service line N (Tennis) → línea f de servicio or saque
service provider N (Internet) → proveedor m de (acceso a) Internet, proveedor m de servicios
service road Nvía f de acceso or de servicio
service sector N (Econ) → sector m terciario or (de) servicios
service station Ngasolinera f, estación f de servicio, bencinera f (Chile), grifo m (Peru)
service tree Nserbal m
service wife Nesposa f de un miembro de las fuerzas armadas

service

[ˈsɜːrvɪs]
n
(= needed facility) → service m
public services → les services publics
the railway service → le service ferroviaire
the Fire Service → les sapeurs-pompiers
(= work, duty) to be at sb's service [thing] (= available to use) → être à la disposition de qn
He has considerable resources at his service → Il a des ressources considérables à sa disposition.; [person] (= available to help) → être au service de qn military service, national service
(= favour, assistance) → service m
to do sb a service → rendre service à qn
can I be of service? → puis-je vous aider?
(in restaurant)service m
Service is included → Le service est compris.
The service here isn't very good → Le service n'est pas très bon ici.
(for car) (= maintenance) → révision f
The car needs a service → La voiture a besoin d'une révision.
to put one's car in for a service → donner sa voiture à réviser
(TENNIS)service m
(= set of crockery) → service m
a porcelain tea service → un service à thé en porcelaine
a dinner service → une service de table
(in church)office m
out of service (= not functioning) → hors service
Sorry, the lift is out of service → Désolé, l'ascenseur est hors service.
in service → en service
(in introductions) at your service → à votre service
vt
[+ car, boiler] → réviser
to have sth serviced → faire réviser qch
I'd just had the car serviced → Je venais juste de faire réviser la voiture.
services npl
the services, the armed services → les forces fpl armées
(= work, assistance) → services mpl
His services are no longer required → On s'est passé de ses services.
modif
(= for appliance) [agreement, contract] → d'entretien
I have a service agreement for my gas boiler → J'ai un contrat d'entretien pour ma chaudière à gaz. service engineer, service history
(= selling services) [sector] → des services; [organization] → de services service economy

service

n
Dienst m; his faithful serviceseine treuen Dienste; services to one’s country/the Queen (of soldier etc) → Dienst an seinem Vaterland/für die Königin; her services to industry/the country (politician, industrialist) → ihre Verdienste in der Industrie/um das Land; he died in the service of his countryer starb in Pflichterfüllung für sein Vaterland; he has ten years’ service behind himer hat zehn Jahre Dienstzeit hinter sich (dat); to do somebody a servicejdm einen Dienst erweisen; to do or see good servicegute Dienste leisten; this box did service as a tablediese Kiste hat schon als Tisch gedient; to be of servicenützlich sein; to be of service to somebodyjdm nützen; it’s of little service in an emergencyim Notfall nützt es wenig; to be at somebody’s servicejdm zur Verfügung stehen; (person also) → jdm zu Diensten stehen; can I be of service to you?kann ich Ihnen behilflich sein?; out of serviceaußer Betrieb; to need the services of a lawyereinen Anwalt brauchen, einen Anwalt zuziehen müssen
(= operation)Betrieb m; to be out of serviceaußer Betrieb sein; to bring something into serviceetw in Betrieb nehmen; to come into servicein Betrieb genommen werden; “this number is not in service (US Telec) → „kein Anschluss under dieser Nummer
(Mil) → Militärdienst m; to see service as a soldier/sailorbeim Militär/in der Marine dienen; when I was in the servicesals ich beim Militär war; the three servicesdie drei Waffengattungen
(with adj attr: = branch, department etc) → -dienst m; telephone serviceTelekommunikation f; telephone services (= utility)Telekommunikationsdienste pl; BT offers different telephone servicesBT bietet eine Reihe von (Telekommunikations)dienstleistungen an; medical service(s)ärztliche Versorgung
(to customers) → Service m; (in shop, restaurant etc) → Bedienung f
(= bus, train, plane service etc)Bus-/Zug-/Flugverbindung f; to increase services in rural areasden Verkehr or die Verkehrslage in ländlichen Gebieten verbessern; there’s no service to Oban on Sundayssonntags besteht kein Zug-/Busverkehr nach Oban; the number 12 (bus) servicedie Linie 12
(= domestic service)Dienst m, → Stellung f; to be in service (with somebody)(bei jdm) in Stellung sein, in jds Dienst (dat)stehen; to go into service (with somebody)(bei jdm) in Stellung gehen, in jds Dienst (acc)treten
(Eccl) → Gottesdienst m
(of machines)Wartung f; (Aut: = major service) → Inspektion f; my car is in for/has had a servicemein Auto wird/wurde gewartet, mein Auto ist/war zur Inspektion
(= tea or coffee set)Service nt
(Tennis) → Aufschlag m; to lose one’s serviceseinen Aufschlag abgeben; whose service is it?wer hat Aufschlag?
(Jur) → Zustellung f
services pl (commercial) → Dienstleistungen pl; (gas, electricity, water) → Versorgungsnetz nt; all the services have been cut offGas, Wasser und Strom sind abgestellt worden
services pl (Brit Mot) → Tankstelle und Raststätte f
vt
car, machinewarten; to send a car to be servicedein Auto warten lassen; (major service) → ein Auto zur Inspektion geben
areabedienen; committee etczuarbeiten (+dat); to service somebody’s needsjds Bedürfnissen gerecht werden
cow, maredecken
(Fin) loan, debtbedienen

service

:
service academy
n (US Mil) → Militärakademie f
service agreement
nWartungsvertrag m
service area
service box
n (Elec) → Hauptanschlusskasten m
service break
n (Tennis) → Break nt
service bus
nLinienbus m
service ceiling
n (Aviat) → Dienstgipfelhöhe f
service charge
nBedienung f, → Bedienungsgeld nt; (of bank)Bearbeitungsgebühr f
service contract
n
(= maintenance contract)Wartungsvertrag m
service court
n (Tennis etc) → Aufschlagfeld nt
service department
nKundendienstabteilung f
service dress
service elevator
n (esp US) → Lasten- or Warenaufzug m
service engineer
nServicemechaniker(in) m(f)
service entrance
service family
nFamilie fvon Militärpersonal
service flat
n (Brit) → Appartement ntmit vollem Service (Portier, Hausmeister etc)
service game
nAufschlagspiel nt
service hatch
nDurchreiche f
service industry
nDienstleistungsbranche f
service life
n (Tech) → Lebensdauer f
service lift
n (Brit) → Lasten- or Warenaufzug m
service line
n (Tennis etc) → Aufschlaglinie f
serviceman
service module
n (Space) → Versorgungsmodul nt
service provider
n (Comput) → Serviceprovider m
service road
n (for access) → Zufahrtsstraße f; (for works traffic) → Versorgungsstraße f; (for delivery) → Andienungsstraße f
service sector
n (of economy)Dienstleistungssektor m
service speed
n (Naut) → Reisegeschwindigkeit f
service station
nTankstelle f(mit Reparaturwerkstatt); (Brit: = service area) → Tankstelle und Raststätte f
service switch
n (Elec) → Hauptschalter m
service tunnel
nVersorgungstunnel m
servicewoman

service

[ˈsɜːvɪs]
1. n
a. (gen, also) (Mil) → servizio
to see service (Mil) → prestare servizio
military service → servizio militare
at your service → al suo (or vostro) servizio
to be of service (to sb) → essere utile (a qn)
to do sb a service → fare un (gran) favore a qn
this old chair has seen a lot of service → questa vecchia sedia ne ha viste tante
in service (domestic) → a servizio
On Her (or His) Majesty's Service → al servizio di Sua Maestà (Britannica)
in the service of one's country → al servizio della patria
b. (department, system) → servizio
medical/social services → servizi sanitari/sociali
the essential services → i servizi primari
goods and services (Econ) → beni mpl e servizi
the train service to London → il servizio di treni per Londra
the number 13 bus service → la linea del 13
c. the Services (Mil) → le Forze Armate
d. (Rel) → funzione f
funeral service → rito funebre
to hold a service → celebrare una funzione
e. (maintenance work) → revisione f (periodica)
to put the car in for a service → portare la macchina in officina per una revisione
f. (set of crockery) → servizio
a tea/coffee/dinner service → un servizio da tè/da caffè/da tavola
g. (on motorway) services nplstazione fsg di servizio
h. (Tennis) → servizio, battuta
2. vt (car, washing machine) → revisionare; (group, organization) → dare assistenza a (Fin) (debt) → pagare gli interessi su

service

(ˈsəːvis) noun
1. the process of serving customers in a hotel, shop etc. You get very slow service in that shop; (also adjective) a service charge on a hotel bill.
2. the act of doing something to help. He was rewarded for his service to refugees.
3. the condition or work of a servant. In the last century, many young women went into service; She had been in service as a kitchen maid; He has given faithful service to the church for many years.
4. a check made of all parts of eg a car, machine etc to ensure that it is in a good condition. Bring your car in for a service.
5. a regular public supply of something eg transport. a good train service into the city.
6. a regular meeting for worship, or a religious ceremony (in church). He attends a church service every Sunday.
7. in tennis and similar games, the act or manner of serving the ball. He has a strong service.
8. a department of public or government work. the Civil Service.
9. (often in plural) one of the three fighting forces, the army, navy or air force.
10. employment in one of these. military service.
verb
to check (a car, machine etc) thoroughly to ensure that it works properly.
ˈserviceable adjective
(negative unserviceable).
1. useful; capable of being used. This tractor is so old it is barely serviceable now.
2. hard-wearing. He walks to school every day, so he must have serviceable shoes.
ˈservicemanfeminine ˈservicewoman noun
a person in one of the armed services.
service station
a petrol station with facilities for servicing cars etc.

service

خِدْمَة, يَصُون provést údržbu, služba service, servicere bedienen, Dienst εξυπηρετώ, υπηρεσία dar mantenimiento, hacer una revisión, servicio palvella, palvelu réviser, service servisirati, usluga revisionare, servizio サービス, サービスを提供する 서비스, 서비스를 하다 dienst, onderhouden etterse, service obsłużyć, usługa prestar serviço, serviço обслуживание, обслуживать serva, tjänst การบริการ, ซ่อมบำรุง hizmet, servise götürmek dịch vụ, phục vụ 技术维修, 服务

service

n (frec. pl) servicio (frec. pl); emergency services servicios de emergencia; medical services servicios médicos; social services servicios sociales
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Laurence has commissions for me in Washington, and it will give me real satisfaction to be of service to her there.
In the dense blotch of light beneath the table, the kneeling figure looked like a priest engaged in some service of his church.
I can remember a score of these country girls who were in service in Black Hawk during the few years I lived there, and I can remember something unusual and engaging about each of them.
Likely as not it was Sunday," she laughed; "and I was running away from prayers, from the Presbyterian service, read in a spirit of gloom by my father that chills me yet to think of.
That which at first was only rumor, soon became certainty, as orders passed from the quarters of the commander-in-chief to the several corps he had selected for this service, to prepare for their speedy departure.
Munroe thinks we will be of service there just now.
Nay, please your worship," answered the man, in much perplexity, but with a backwardness that strikingly indicated the hard and severe character of Colonel Pyncheon's domestic rule; "my master's orders were exceeding strict; and, as your worship knows, he permits of no discretion in the obedience of those who owe him service.
They were allowed, on my representation, to rest from their arduous labours, and soon afterwards -- as if their sole principle of life had been zeal for their country's service -- as I verily believe it was -- withdrew to a better world.
The fact to be in possession of was therefore that his old friend, the youngest of several daughters of a poor country parson, had, at the age of twenty, on taking service for the first time in the schoolroom, come up to London, in trepidation, to answer in person an advertisement that had already placed her in brief correspondence with the advertiser.
Further on, from the bright red windows of the Sword-Fish Inn, there came such fervent rays, that it seemed to have melted the packed snow and ice from before the house, for everywhere else the congealed frost lay ten inches thick in a hard, asphaltic pavement, --rather weary for me, when I struck my foot against the flinty projections, because from hard, remorseless service the soles of my boots were in a most miserable plight.
He says, Monsieur, that he's very happy to have been of any service to us.
In such a position as I hold in the military service one needs to be of good family and possess an education much above the common to be worthy of the place.