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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.
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serving

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

noun portion, helping, ration, plateful, bowlful Each serving contains 240 calories.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

serving

noun
An individual quantity of food:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

serving

[ˈsɜːvɪŋ] n (portion) → porzione
serving dish → piatto da portata
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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).
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

serving

n porción f, ración f; amount per — cantidad f por porción; servings per container porciones por envase; — size tamaño de porción
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References in classic literature ?
But men of Nottingham Town knew more of Robin Hood and his doings than the Sheriff did, and many laughed to think of serving a warrant upon the bold outlaw, knowing well that all they would get for such service would be cracked crowns; so that no one came forward to take the matter in hand.
Then of his warrant, and of the fourscore angels he was to gain for serving it upon Robin Hood.
Anna Pavlovna was obviously serving him up as a treat to her guests.
Children of the Camp are we, Serving each in his degree; Children of the yoke and goad, Pack and harness, pad and load.
Having no longer the motive of serving and protecting her, Alban must, nevertheless, have taken the journey to Northumberland.
"You are already, since you fear to compromise yourself in serving me."
Pull 8 inches of serving material out of the serving jig and lay 6 inches of the material along the string, starting about one-third of the way in from the right upright and laying it towards the left upright.
The rule is merely that the payment must have fully accrued in a month during any part of which the MAF served in the combat zone or was hospitalized anywhere as a result of wounds, disease or injury incurred while serving in a combat zone.
JVS agencies specialize in employment and training programs serving people with disabilities, those who are economically disadvantaged, refugees, and dislocated family wage earners.
Select most of your daily servings of food from the food groups that are the largest in the picture and closest to the bottom of the Pyramid.
Regarding demographics of persons served, responding centers reported serving more than 8,000 persons during the year prior to the survey.
For example, the Ohio-Indiana-Michigan area is very heavy in automotive suppliers and we have one team specifically serving that region and consequently that business.