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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.
Trop souvent les Eglises se sont laissees prendre par les structures et elles sont arrivees a oublier qu'elles etaient servantes des personnes creees a l'image de Dieu [.
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The viewing party served as a reminder to Servantes that he had arrived.
For the Christmas festivities 1591/2 "the servantes of our own verie good Lord Strange (36) gave an unprecedented six performances at court, with the Queen's (two performances) the only other troupe appearing before the monarch.
Northumberland goes on to assure James of a consensus regarding her majesty's encroaching death, as well as James's right to the throne: "Euery one almost imbraces yow, for which we that are your trew servantes are glaide of.
In celebration of their arrival, the Salvadorian unit held a ceremony at the Miguel De Servantes Spanish military base in Blat.