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ser·vice·a·ble

 (sûr′vĭ-sə-bəl)
adj.
1. Ready for service; usable: serviceable equipment.
2. Able to give long service; durable: a heavy, serviceable fabric.

ser′vice·a·bil′i·ty, ser′vice·a·ble·ness n.
ser′vice·a·bly adv.

serviceable

(ˈsɜːvɪsəbəl)
adj
1. capable of or ready for service; usable
2. capable of giving good service; durable
3. archaic diligent in service
ˌserviceaˈbility, ˈserviceableness n
ˈserviceably adv

serv•ice•a•ble

(ˈsɜr və sə bəl)

adj.
1. being of service or help; useful.
2. wearing well; durable: serviceable cloth.
3. adequate; sufficient.
[1300–50; Middle English servisable < Middle French; see service1, -able]
serv`ice•a•bil′i•ty, serv′ice•a•ble•ness, n.
serv′ice•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.serviceable - ready for service or able to give long service; "serviceable equipment"; "heavy serviceable fabrics"
functional - designed for or capable of a particular function or use; "a style of writing in which every word is functional"; "functional architecture"
practical - concerned with actual use or practice; "he is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art"
useful, utile - being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"
unserviceable - not ready for service; "unserviceable equipment may be replaced"
2.serviceable - capable of being put to good use; "a serviceable kitchen gadget"
useful, utile - being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"
3.serviceable - intended or able to serve a purpose without elaboration; "serviceable low-heeled shoes";
practical - concerned with actual use or practice; "he is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art"

serviceable

serviceable

adjective
1. In a condition to be used:
2. Serving or capable of serving a useful purpose:
Translations
صالِحٌ للعَمَلنافِع
použitelnýsolidní
brugbar
desservableutilisable
endingargóîurgagnlegur
dayanıklıfaydalıişe yararsağlam

serviceable

[ˈsɜːvɪsəbl] ADJ (= practical) [clothes etc] → práctico; (= lasting) → duradero; (= usable, working) → utilizable

serviceable

[ˈsɜːrvɪsəbəl] adj (= adequate) [goods, machine] → en état d'usage, utile; [ability, skill] → utileservice area n (on motorway)aire f de serviceservice charge n (British) (in restaurant)service m
There's no service charge → Le service est compris.service department n (= repair shop) → atelier m de réparationsservice economy néconomie f de servicesservice engineer nagent(e) m/f de maintenanceservice history n [car] → carnet m d'entretien
The car has a full service history → La voiture a un carnet d'entretien à jour.service industries nplindustries fpl de service

serviceable

adj (= durable)strapazierfähig; (= practical)praktisch, zweckmäßig; (= usable)brauchbar; (Tech) → betriebsfähig

serviceable

[ˈsɜːvɪsəbl] adj (practical, clothes, shoes) → pratico/a; (usable, functioning) → usabile

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.
References in classic literature ?
Jupiter made answer: "You have only to thank yourselves for the misfortunes to which you are exposed: for if you did not make such excellent pillars and posts, and prove yourselves so serviceable to the carpenters and the farmers, the axe would not so frequently be laid to your roots.
No one will dispute that the rudimentary teeth in the upper jaws of young ruminants, and certain rudimentary bones of the leg, are highly serviceable in exhibiting the close affinity between Ruminants and Pachyderms.
Those dresses are good, sensible, serviceable dresses, without any frills or furbelows about them, and they're all you'll get this summer.
In heroic poetry, indeed, all these varieties are serviceable.
As gold is gold only if it is serviceable not merely for exchange but also for use, so universal historians will be valuable only when they can reply to history's essential question: what is power?
Passepartout was by no means one of those pert dunces depicted by Moliere with a bold gaze and a nose held high in the air; he was an honest fellow, with a pleasant face, lips a trifle protruding, soft-mannered and serviceable, with a good round head, such as one likes to see on the shoulders of a friend.
That an equality of goods was in some degree serviceable to strengthen the bands of society, seems to have been known to some of the ancients; for Solon made a law, as did some others also, to restrain persons from possessing as much land as they pleased.
Bulstrode I should be turning my back on an opportunity of making my profession more generally serviceable.
But I fear my advice had little effect upon the unfortunate young lady; and, finding I could render myself so little serviceable, my residence at Ashby Park became doubly painful.
The maiden sisters at home wrote to Aurelia two or three times a year, and sent modest but serviceable presents to the children at Christmas, but refused to assist L.
He had lain like a Trojan behind his mattress in the gallery; he had followed every order silently, doggedly, and well; he was the oldest of our party by a score of years; and now, sullen, old, serviceable servant, it was he that was to die.
So that, supposing us to have the gift of reason, he could not see how it were possible to cure that natural antipathy, which every creature discovered against us; nor consequently how we could tame and render them serviceable.