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 (sûr′vĭs-măn′, -mən)
1. A man who is a member of the armed forces.
2. also service man A man whose work is the maintenance and repair of equipment.


(ˈsɜːvɪsˌmæn; -mən)
n, pl -men
1. (Military) Also called (feminine): servicewoman a person who serves in the armed services of a country
2. (Professions) a man employed to service and maintain equipment


(ˈsɜr vɪsˌmæn, -mən)

n., pl. -men (-ˌmɛn, -mən)
1. a member of the armed forces of a country.
2. a person whose occupation is to maintain equipment.
usage: See -man.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.serviceman - someone who serves in the armed forcesserviceman - someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
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"
air force officer, commander - an officer in the airforce
artilleryman, cannoneer, gunner, machine gunner - a serviceman in the artillery
bluejacket, navy man, sailor boy, sailor - a serviceman in the navy
commando, ranger - a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids
conscript, draftee, inductee - someone who is drafted into military service
enlisted person - a serviceman who ranks below a commissioned officer
devil dog, leatherneck, Marine, shipboard soldier - a member of the United States Marine Corps
military officer, officer - any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
noncombatant - a member of the armed forces who does not participate in combat (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon)
occupier - a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered foreign country
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
striper - a serviceman who wears stripes on the uniform to indicate rank or years of service; "he's a four-striper"
ex-serviceman, vet, veteran - a person who has served in the armed forces
veteran, veteran soldier - a serviceman who has seen considerable active service; "the veterans laughed at the new recruits"
military volunteer, voluntary, volunteer - (military) a person who freely enlists for service
civilian - a nonmilitary citizen
أحد القُوّات المُسَلَّحَهجُنْديّ
pripadnik oružanih snaga
nam quân nhân


[ˈsɜːvɪsmən] N (servicemen (pl)) → militar m


[ˈsɜːrvɪsmən] nmilitaire m
He's a serviceman → Il est militaire.service provider nprestataire m de services
Who's your Internet service provider? → Quel est votre fournisseur d'accès Internet?service station nstation-service f


[ˈsɜːvɪsmən] n (-men (pl)) → militare m


(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.
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.


جُنْديّ voják soldat Militärangehöriger στρατιωτικός soldado sotilas militaire pripadnik oružanih snaga militare 軍人 군인 militair servicetekniker żołnierz militar военнослужащий militär ผู้ที่รับราชการทหาร ordu mensubu nam quân nhân 现役军人
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