Results for: service
service /srvs/ v. [T] -iced, -icing, -ices 1 to keep a machine in good working order: The mechanic services our car every three months. 2 to provide goods and services: We service our customers with a smile and a thank you. 3 to make payments on a loan: to service a debt
n. 1 [U] the care of a machine to keep it in good working order: When our oven broke, we called a repairman for service. 2 [U] general attention to customers needs in a business (store, restaurant, etc.): The service at our favorite restaurant is excellent; the waiters are quick and polite. 3 [C;U] a specific service: room service at a hotel 4 [U] government work (when used with the, meaning the armed forces): Our nephew is in the service, the army.||His mother is in public service; she works for the U.S. Department of Education. 5 [U] a service paid for with money: bus service, electric service 6 [C;U] a good deed, favor: You did me a good service by driving me to work. 7 [C] religious worship: Our temple has a service on Friday night. 8 [U] (in law) the delivery of a legal document: a service of a summons 9 [U] loan payments: The debt service on our companys loan is very large each month. 10 [C] (in tennis, volleyball, etc.) the act of putting a ball in play: Its your service. 11 at your service: here to help you: Let me finish my own work, and then I will be at your service. 12 in service or out of service: working or not working: The elevator is out of service today; take the stairs. Tomorrow, it will be back in service. 13 of service: useful, helpful: A dictionary is of service when you are learning a new language.||May I be of service and carry those bags?
Thesaurus: service v. 1 to do maintenance, check s.t. 2 to serve 3 to pay, usu. monthly.