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English noun: service

1. service (act) work done by one person or group that benefits another


SamplesBudget separately for goods and services.


Broader (hypernym)work


Narrower (hyponym)consulting service, facility, national service, utility

2. service (act) an act of help or assistance


SamplesHe did them a service.


Broader (hypernym)aid, assist, assistance, help


Narrower (hyponym)child care, childcare, community service, community service, help desk, helpdesk, public service, seating


Antonymsdisservice, ill service, ill turn

3. service (act) the act of public worship following prescribed rules


SamplesThe Sunday service.


Synonymsdivine service, religious service


Broader (hypernym)religious ceremony, religious ritual


Narrower (hyponym)chapel, chapel service, church, church service, committal service, devotional, none, prayer meeting, prayer service, vesper, watch night


Part holonyminvocation, supplication

4. service (group) a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation


Broader (hypernym)company


Narrower (hyponym)public utility, public utility company, public-service corporation, utility

5. service (act) employment in or work for another


SamplesHe retired after 30 years of service.


Broader (hypernym)employment, work

6. service (group) a force that is a branch of the armed forces


Synonymsarmed service, military service


Broader (hypernym)force, personnel


Narrower (hyponym)air force, airforce, army, coastguard, ground forces, Marines, naval forces, navy, regular army


Member holonymforce, military force, military group, military unit


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

7. Service (person) Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958)


SynonymsRobert William Service


Instance hypernymauthor, writer

8. service (attribute) a means of serving


SamplesOf no avail.
There's no help for it.


Synonymsavail, help


Broader (hypernym)helpfulness

9. service (artifact) tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table


Synonymstable service


Broader (hypernym)tableware


Narrower (hyponym)dinner service, dinner set, place setting, setting

10. service (act) the act of mating by male animals


SamplesThe bull was worth good money in servicing fees.


Synonymsservicing


Broader (hypernym)conjugation, coupling, mating, pairing, sexual union, union

11. service (act) (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)knight's service, military service, socage


Domain categorycase law, common law, precedent

12. service (act) (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play


SamplesHis powerful serves won the game.


Synonymsserve


Broader (hypernym)tennis shot, tennis stroke


Narrower (hyponym)ace, fault, let, net ball


Domain categorybadminton, lawn tennis, squash, squash rackets, squash racquets, tennis

13. service (act) the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone


SamplesHe accepted service of the subpoena.


Synonymsservice of process, serving


Broader (hypernym)bringing, delivery

14. service (act) periodic maintenance on a car or machine


SamplesIt was time for an overhaul on the tractor.


Synonymsinspection and repair, overhaul


Broader (hypernym)care, maintenance, upkeep


Narrower (hyponym)interim overhaul

15. service (act) the performance of duties by a waiter or servant


SamplesThat restaurant has excellent service.


Broader (hypernym)accommodation


Narrower (hyponym)curb service, self-service, valet parking


English verb: service

1. service (social) be used by; as of a utility


SamplesThe sewage plant served the neighboring communities.
The garage served to shelter his horses.


Synonymsserve


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)function, go, operate, run, work


Verb groupfunction, serve

2. service (change) make fit for use


SamplesService my truck.
The washing machine needs to be serviced.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)tune, tune up

3. service (contact) mate with


SamplesMale animals serve the females for breeding purposes.


Synonymsserve


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)copulate, couple, mate, pair


Narrower (hyponym)stand









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