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1 service /ˈsɚvəs/ noun
plural services
1 service
/ˈsɚvəs/
noun
plural services
Learner's definition of SERVICE
[count] : an organization, company, or system that provides something to the public
see also answering service, civil service, dating service, foreign service, internal revenue service, postal service, public service, secret service, social services, wire service
: work done by an organization or person that does not involve producing goods
[count]
often plural
[noncount]
[noncount]
: work done for a business or organization : employment
: work done for your country, government, etc.
see also community service
old-fashioned : employment as a servant
[noncount] : the act of helping or serving customers at a restaurant, hotel, store, etc.
see also full-service, lip service, room service
[noncount] : use of a machine or vehicle
: the state of being available for use
: work that is done to repair something (such as a vehicle) or to keep it in good condition
[noncount]
[count]
: a regularly scheduled trip on a bus, airplane, boat, etc.
[count]
[noncount]
[count] : a religious ceremony
US the service or British the services : a country's military forces : a country's army, navy, air force, etc.
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[count] : a set of dishes, cups, etc., that match each other
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[count] sports : the act of serving the ball in tennis, volleyball, etc. : serve
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[noncount] law : the act of giving legal papers to someone
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services British : a place along a highway for drivers to get food, gasoline, etc. used both as a singular noun and as a plural noun

at someone's service

: ready or available for someone's use

be of service

: to be helpful or useful to someone

do (someone) a service

: to do something that helps (someone)
2 service /ˈsɚvəs/ verb
services; serviced; servicing
2 service
/ˈsɚvəs/
verb
services; serviced; servicing
Learner's definition of SERVICE
[+ object]
: to do the work that is needed to keep (a machine or vehicle) in good condition
technical : to pay interest on (a loan or debt)
: to provide (someone) with something that is needed or wanted
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