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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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