Translations for servesɜrv

1

serve(verb)

to work for a person etc eg as a servant

He served his master for forty years.

2

serve(verb)

to distribute food etc or supply goods

She served the soup to the guests; Which shop assistant served you (with these goods)?

3

serve(verb)

to be suitable for a purpose

This upturned bucket will serve as a seat.

4

serve(verb)

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

serve(verb)

to undergo (a prison sentence)

He served (a sentence of) six years for armed robbery.

6

serve(noun)

act of serving (a ball).

7

serve(verb)

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?

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