serve

  • 21 serve — verb 1 give sb food or drink ADVERB ▪ immediately ▪ Pour the sauce over the pasta and serve immediately. VERB + SERVE ▪ be ready to ▪ Cover and chill the salad until ready to serve …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 22 serve — v. & n. v. 1 tr. do a service for (a person, community, etc.). 2 tr. (also absol.) be a servant to. 3 intr. carry out duties (served on six committees). 4 intr. a (foll. by in) be employed in (an organization, esp. the armed forces, or a place,… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 23 serve — servable, serveable, adj. /serrv/, v., served, serving, n. v.i. 1. to act as a servant. 2. to wait on table, as a waiter. 3. to offer or have a meal or refreshments available, as for patrons or guests: Come early, we re serving at six. 4. to… …

    Universalium

  • 24 serve — de·serve; dis·serve; re·serve·less; serve; sub·serve; con·serve; ob·serve; pre·serve; re·serve; …

    English syllables

  • 25 serve up — verb provide (usually but not necessarily food) (Freq. 1) We serve meals for the homeless She dished out the soup at 8 P.M. The entertainers served up a lively show • Syn: ↑serve, ↑dish out, ↑dish up, ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 26 serve — [c]/sɜv / (say serv) verb (served, serving) –verb (i) 1. to act as a servant. 2. to wait at table; hand food to guests. 3. to render assistance; help. 4. to go through a term of service; do duty as a soldier, sailor, councillor, juror, etc. 5. to …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 27 serve — I. verb (served; serving) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French servir, from Latin servire to be a slave, serve, from servus slave, servant Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. a. to be a servant b. to do military or naval service …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 28 serve — [[t]sɜrv[/t]] v. served, serv•ing, n. 1) to act as a servant 2) to wait on table, as a waiter 3) to have a meal or refreshments available, as for patrons or guests 4) to distribute a food or beverage, as a host or hostess 5) to render assistance; …

    From formal English to slang

  • 29 serve*/*/*/ — [sɜːv] verb I 1) [I/T] to provide food or a drink for someone, especially at a meal A light meal will be served during the flight.[/ex] Dinner is served between 7 and 10 pm.[/ex] Carolyn served them tea and cake in the garden.[/ex] 2) [I/T] to do …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 30 serve — 1. noun /səːv,sɝv/ a) the act of putting the ball or shuttlecock in play in various games Whose serve is it? b) A portion of food, a serving Syn: service …

    Wiktionary

  • 31 serve — verb 1》 perform duties or services for.     ↘be employed as a member of the armed forces.     ↘spend (a period) in office, in an apprenticeship, or in prison. 2》 present food or drink to (someone).     ↘(of food or drink) be enough for.… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 32 serve up — phrasal verb Word forms serve up : present tense I/you/we/they serve up he/she/it serves up present participle serving up past tense served up past participle served up 1) [transitive] informal to provide something The teams served up some highly …

    English dictionary

  • 33 serve — see you cannot serve God and Mammon no man can serve two masters if you would be well served, serve yourself first come, first served pay beforehand was never well served youth must be served …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 34 serve — [13] Latin servus ‘slave’ has been a rich source of English vocabulary. It is the direct ancestor of serf [15] (and of the second syllable of concierge [17]). but it is its derivatives that have made the most numerous contributions. From the verb …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 35 serve —    to copulate with    In standard usage, of male animals, and a fruitful ground for innuendo, as in the television comedy series set in a store and entitled Are You Being Served:     It was a pity there wasn t time and leisure, or I d have… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 36 serve — verb 1) they served their masters faithfully Syn: work for, be in the service of, be employed by; obey 2) this job serves the community Syn: be of service to, be of use to, help, assist, aid, make a contribution to …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 37 serve — verb 1) they served their masters faithfully Syn: work for, obey, do the bidding of 2) this job serves the community Syn: benefit, help, assist, aid, make a contribution to, do one s bit for 3) …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 38 serve — /sɜ:v/ verb ♦ to serve someone with a writ or to serve a writ on someone to give someone a writ officially, so that they have to receive it …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 39 serve — [13] Latin servus ‘slave’ has been a rich source of English vocabulary. It is the direct ancestor of serf [15] (and of the second syllable of concierge [17]). but it is its derivatives that have made the most numerous contributions. From the verb …

    Word origins

  • 40 serve up — {v.} To prepare and serve (as a food). * /Father caught a trout and Mother served it up at dinner./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms


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