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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 ?
Their distance from the base of the fatal hill was but a few rods, and the steeds had been serviceable only in crossing the shallow stream.
His gold-headed cane, too,--a serviceable staff, of dark polished wood,--had similar traits, and, had it chosen to take a walk by itself, would have been recognized anywhere as a tolerably adequate representative of its master.
A writer of story books What kind of business in life -- what mode of glorifying God, or being serviceable to mankind in his day and generation -- may that be?
Bird opened a wardrobe, and, taking from thence a plain, serviceable dress or two, she sat down busily to her work-table, and, with needle, scissors, and thimble, at hand, quietly commenced the "letting down" process which her husband had recommended, and continued busily at it till the old clock in the corner struck twelve, and she heard the low rattling of wheels at the door.
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.
May he continue to "grow in grace, and in the knowledge of God," that he may be increasingly serviceable in the cause of bleeding humanity, whether at home or abroad!
It had been serviceable in deadening the first shock, without retaining any influence to alarm.
Having received his orders, I despatched a man to fetch the attorney, and four more, provided with serviceable weapons, to demand my young lady of her jailor.
Lucie, my child, if ever you were brave and serviceable in your life--and you were always both--you will compose yourself now, to do exactly as I bid you; for more depends upon it than you can think, or I can say.
Heep gave him little trouble; for she not only returned with the deed, but with the box in which it was, where we found a banker's book and some other papers that were afterwards serviceable.
My right arm was tolerably restored; - disfigured, but fairly serviceable.
Ah, if there's good anywhere, we've need of it," repeated Dolly, who did not lightly forsake a serviceable phrase.