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serv·ing

 (sûr′vĭng)
n.
1. The act of one that serves.
2. An individual portion or helping of food or drink.

serving

(ˈsɜːvɪŋ)
n
(Cookery) a portion or helping of food or drink

serv•ing

(ˈsɜr vɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person or thing that serves.
2. a single portion of food or drink; helping.
adj.
3. for use in distributing food to or at the table: a serving tray.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.serving - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a mealserving - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
meal, repast - the food served and eaten at one time
mouthful, taste - a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it"
drumstick - the lower joint of the leg of a fowl
second joint, thigh - the upper joint of the leg of a fowl
white meat, breast - meat carved from the breast of a fowl
wing - the wing of a fowl; "he preferred the drumsticks to the wings"
medallion - a circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat); "medallions of veal"
oyster - a small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl
parson's nose, pope's nose - the tail of a dressed fowl
slice, piece - a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; "a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread"
round of drinks, round - a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic); "he ordered a second round"
drink - a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
libation - a serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
2.serving - 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"

serving

noun portion, helping, ration, plateful, bowlful Each serving contains 240 calories.

serving

noun
An individual quantity of food:
Translations
porce
portion
adag
skammtur

serving

[ˈsɜːvɪŋ]
A. ADJ [officer] → en activo
B. N [of meal] → servicio m
C. CPD serving cart N (US) serving trolley N (Brit) → carrito m
serving dish Nplato m de servir

serving

[ˈsɜːrvɪŋ] n (= portion) [food] → portion f
Each serving contains 240 calories → Chaque portion contient 240 calories.
a serving of soup
BUT une assiette de soupe.serving dish nplat m de serviceserving spoon ncuillère f de service

serving

adj politicianamtierend; (Mil) officerdiensttuend attr, → im Dienst; manim Dienst
n (= helping of food)Portion f; “makes 4 servings” (Cook) → ergibt 4 Portionen

serving

:
serving bowl
nServierschüssel f
serving dish
serving girl
serving hatch
nDurchreiche f
serving spoon
nVorlegelöffel m

serving

[ˈsɜːvɪŋ] n (portion) → porzione
serving dish → piatto da portata

serve

(səːv) verb
1. to work for a person etc eg as a servant. He served his master for forty years.
2. to distribute food etc or supply goods. She served the soup to the guests; Which shop assistant served you (with these goods)?
3. to be suitable for a purpose. This upturned bucket will serve as a seat.
4. to perform duties, eg as a member of the armed forces. He served (his country) as a soldier for twenty years; I served on the committee for five years.
5. to undergo (a prison sentence). He served (a sentence of) six years for armed robbery.
6. in tennis and similar games, to start the play by throwing up the ball etc and hitting it. He served the ball into the net; Is it your turn to serve?
noun
act of serving (a ball).
ˈserver noun
1. (usually in plural) a utensil used in serving food. salad servers.
2. a person who serves (a ball).
ˈserving noun
a portion of food served. I had two servings of pie.
it serves you etc right
you etc deserve your misfortune etc. He has done no work so it will serve him right if he fails his exam.
serve an apprenticeship
to spend a (fixed) period of time as an apprentice.
serve out
to distribute to each of a number of people. She served out the pudding.
serve up
to start serving (a meal).

serving

n porción f, ración f; amount per — cantidad f por porción; servings per container porciones por envase; — size tamaño de porción
References in classic literature ?
No one said anything, till Laurie, who insisted on serving the bride, appeared before her, with a loaded salver in his hand and a puzzled expression on his face.
All the strong things of her heart came out in her body, that had been so tireless in serving generous emotions.
First, you must promise two things, both in your own name and for your friends, or without serving you we shall only injure ourselves
But then, what reams of other manuscripts -- filled, not with the dulness of official formalities, but with the thought of inventive brains and the rich effusion of deep hearts -- had gone equally to oblivion; and that, moreover, without serving a purpose in their day, as these heaped-up papers had, and -- saddest of all -- without purchasing for their writers the comfortable livelihood which the clerks of the Custom-House had gained by these worthless scratchings of the pen.
In man, breathing is incessantly going on --one breath only serving for two or three pulsations; so that whatever other business he has to attend to, waking or sleeping, breathe he must, or die he will.
All the year round they had been serving as cogs in the great packing machine; and now was the time for the renovating of it, and the replacing of damaged parts.
Legree was serving brandy, profusely, round among them, as also among the negroes, who had been detailed from the various plantations for this service; for it was an object to make every service of this kind, among the negroes, as much of a holiday as possible.
I would not have every man nor every part of a man cultivated, any more than I would have every acre of earth cultivated: part will be tillage, but the greater part will be meadow and forest, not only serving an immediate use, but preparing a mould against a distant future, by the annual decay of the vegetation which it supports.
At this, above the salt, sat the visiting nobles and the grown members of their families, of both sexes, -- the resident Court, in effect -- sixty-one per- sons; below the salt sat minor officers of the house- hold, with their principal subordinates: altogether a hundred and eighteen persons sitting, and about as many liveried servants standing behind their chairs, or serving in one capacity or another.
Here in soap boxes hidden among the trees were stored all their treasures: wee baskets and plates and cups made of burdock balls, bits of broken china for parties, dolls, soon to be outgrown, but serving well as characters in all sorts of romances enacted there,--deaths, funerals, weddings, christenings.
They were not bound to regard with affection a thing that could not sympathise with one amongst them; a heterogeneous thing, opposed to them in temperament, in capacity, in propensities; a useless thing, incapable of serving their interest, or adding to their pleasure; a noxious thing, cherishing the germs of indignation at their treatment, of contempt of their judgment.
The stolidity with which I received these instructions was, no doubt, rather exasperating: for they were delivered in perfect sincerity; but I believed a person who could plan the turning of her fits of passion to account, beforehand, might, by exerting her will, manage to control herself tolerably, even while under their influence; and I did not wish to 'frighten' her husband, as she said, and multiply his annoyances for the purpose of serving her selfishness.