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English noun: serving

1. serving (food) an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal

SamplesThe helpings were all small.
His portion was larger than hers.
There's enough for two servings each.

Synonymshelping, portion

Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

Narrower (hyponym)breast, drink, drumstick, libation, medallion, oyster, parson's nose, piece, pope's nose, round, round of drinks, second joint, slice, thigh, white meat, wing

Part holonymmouthful, taste

Part meronymmeal, repast

2. serving (act) the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone

SamplesHe accepted service of the subpoena.

Synonymsservice, service of process

Broader (hypernym)bringing, delivery

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