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ser·vant

 (sûr′vənt)
n.
1. One who is privately employed to perform domestic services.
2. One who is publicly employed to perform services, as for a government.
3. One who expresses submission, recognizance, or debt to another: your obedient servant.

[Middle English, from Old French, from present participle of servir, to serve; see serve.]

servant

(ˈsɜːvənt)
n
1. (Professions) a person employed to work for another, esp one who performs household duties
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) See public servant
[C13: via Old French, from servant serving, from servir to serve]
ˈservant-ˌlike adj

serv•ant

(ˈsɜr vənt)

n.
1. a person employed by another, esp. to perform domestic duties.
2. a person in the service of another.
3. a person employed by the government: a public servant.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French, n. use of present participle of servir to serve; see -ant]
serv′ant•hood`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.servant - a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)servant - a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
body servant - a valet or personal maid
cabin boy - a young man acting as a servant on a ship
domestic, domestic help, house servant - a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
factotum - a servant employed to do a variety of jobs
familiar - a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
flunkey, flunky, lackey - a male servant (especially a footman)
major-domo, seneschal - the chief steward or butler of a great household
manservant - a man servant
menial - a domestic servant
scullion - a kitchen servant employed to do menial tasks (especially washing)
servant girl, serving girl - a girl who is a servant
2.servant - in a subordinate position; "theology should be the handmaiden of ethics"; "the state cannot be a servant of the church"
subordinateness, subsidiarity - secondary importance

servant

noun attendant, domestic, slave, maid, help, helper, retainer, menial, drudge, lackey, vassal, skivvy (chiefly Brit.), servitor (archaic), varlet (archaic), liegeman She couldn't lift a spoon without a servant.
Translations
خَادِمخادِممُسْتَخْدَم، مُوَظَّف مَدَني
sluhaslužkastátní úředník-ice
tjenertjenestemandhusassistent
teener
palvelija
slugaslužavka
szolga
òjónnopinber starfsmaîur
使用人
하인
darbinieksierēdniskalponekalpotājskalps
služabnik
tjänare
คนรับใช้
người hầu

servant

[ˈsɜːvənt]
A. N
1. (domestic) → criado/a m/f, sirviente/a m/f, muchacho/a m/f, mucamo/a m/f (S. Cone)
the servants (collectively) → la servidumbre
2. (fig) → servidor(a) m/f
your devoted servant; your humble servantun servidor, servidor de usted
your obedient servant (in letters) → suyo afmo., atento y seguro servidor
see also civil B
B. CPD servant girl Ncriada f

servant

[ˈsɜːrvənt] n
(= person) → domestique mf
They used to have servants → Ils avaient des domestiques.
domestic servant → employé(e) m/f de maison
(= tool) to be the servant of sth/sb → être au service de qch/qn
Technology must be our servant, not our master → La technologie doit être à notre service et non l'inverse.

servant

n (lit, fig)Diener(in) m(f); (also servant girl)Dienstmädchen nt; (domestic) → Bedienstete(r) mf, → Dienstbote m/-botin f; to have servantsBedienstete or Diener haben; servants’ quartersGesinderäume pl (Hist), → Dienstbotenräume pl; your devoted or humble or obedient servant (old)Ihr ergebenster or untertänigster Diener (old) ? public servant, civil servant

servant

[ˈsɜːvnt] n (domestic) → domestico/a (fig) (of the public, one's country) → servitore m

servant

(ˈsəːvənt) noun
1. a person who is hired to work for another, especially in helping to run a house.
2. a person employed by the government, or in the administration of a country etc. a public servant; civil servants.

servant

خَادِم sluha tjener Dienstbote υπηρέτης criado palvelija serviteur sluga domestico 使用人 하인 bediende tjener służący criado слуга tjänare คนรับใช้ hizmetçi người hầu 仆人
References in classic literature ?
Par l'ordre du Senechal de Castelnau, et de l'Echevin de Cahors, servantes fideles du tres vaillant et tres puissant Edouard, Prince de Galles et d'Aquitaine.
Le reel est le pire ennemi des deux bonnes servantes qui s'amusent a imiter leur patronne quand celle-ci est absente.
En 1949, elles avaient accompagne ces congregations: les Filies de Marie Reine des Apotres (Tanzanie, 1903); les Banabikira (Ouganda, 1909); les Benebikira (Rwanda, 1919); les Soeurs de Saint-Joseph (Congo RDC, 1920); les Soeurs de l'Enfant Jesus (Zambie, 1926); les Beneteresa (Burundi, 1931); Soeurs Marie Reine des apotres (Congo RDC, 1932); Filies de Maria Teresa (Malawi, 1932); Soeurs Therese Enfant Jesus (Tanzanie, 1932) ; Filies de Marie-Immaculee (Tanzanie, 1933); Filies de l'Immaculee-Conception (Burkina Faso, 1934); Soeurs Servantes de Jesus (Congo RDC, 1935); Filies du Coeurs immacule de Marie (Mali, 1937); Sisters of Mary Immaculate (Ghana, 1946) et les Soeurs de l'Annonciation (Burkina Faso, 1948).
Tandis que certaines etaient recrutees en tant que servantes remunerees, d'autres etaient placees (parfois sous la forme <<d'adoptions>> informelles) dans des maisonnees oo elles effectuaient des taches domestiques en echange du vivre et du couvert et dans l'espoir de recevoir un enseignement.
La fantastica Barataria seria recurso dialectico y hasta de fijacion toponimica, y Servantes nombre de un paseo habanero, como Sancho Panza el de plaza, calle y callejon de la ciudad de Mexico, y de pulqueria sita en la misma manzana, todo ello en el ultimo tercio del XVIII (12).
26) In one of these documents, a letter to the privy council from 'the righte honorable the Lord Straunge his servantes and Plaiers', the company, through an appeal to the watermen's plight, asks the council to recall the restraint and permit their use of the Rose: 'And for that the vse of our plaiehowse on the Banckside, by reason of the passage to and frome the same by water, is a greate releif to the poore watermen theare.
Salvetti XM, Oliveira JA, Servantes DM, Vincenzo de Paola AA.
Servantes, Batac and Manalo scored 20, 17 and 16 points at the helm of Yummy Yummy.
Les valets et les servantes dans le theatre comique en France de 1610 a 1700.
Nous ne serions plus ces manieuses d'eponges sur le tableau noir de leurs fautes, nous ne serions plus ce choeur laudatif de servantes.
La fin des oeuvres d'enseignement impliquant aussi une perte de revenus, les conditions de vie des SBC se modifient radicalement et elles acceptent de partager le couvent de Santa Cruz avec les Soeurs servantes des Saints Coeurs de Jesus et de Marie (SSCM), une cohabitation qui durera plus de vingt ans
Servante d'un temple: certaines de ces femmes sont qualifiees de "servantes" (SUHUR.