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Serve 1

Definition: To be subordinate to; to act a secondary part under; to appear as the inferior of; to minister to.

Serve 2

Definition: To be suitor to; to profess love to.

Serve 3

Definition: To wait upon; to supply the wants of; to attend; specifically, to wait upon at table; to attend at meals; to supply with food; as, to serve customers in a shop.

Serve 4

Definition: Hence, to bring forward, arrange, deal, or distribute, as a portion of anything, especially of food prepared for eating; often with up; formerly with in.

Serve 5

Definition: To answer or be (in the place of something) to; as, a sofa serves one for a seat and a couch.

Serve 6

Definition: To work; to operate; as, to serve the guns.

Serve 7

Definition: To bring to notice, deliver, or execute, either actually or constructively, in such manner as the law requires; as, to serve a summons.

Serve 8

Definition: To make legal service opon (a person named in a writ, summons, etc.); as, to serve a witness with a subp/na.

Serve 9

Definition: To pass or spend, as time, esp. time of punishment; as, to serve a term in prison.

Serve 10

Definition: To copulate with; to cover; as, a horse serves a mare; said of the male.

Serve 11

Definition: To lead off in delivering (the ball).

Serve 12

Definition: To wind spun yarn, or the like, tightly around (a rope or cable, etc.) so as to protect it from chafing or from the weather. See under Serving.

Serve 13

Definition: To be a servant or a slave; to be employed in labor or other business for another; to be in subjection or bondage; to render menial service.

Serve 14

Definition: To perform domestic offices; to be occupied with household affairs; to prepare and dish up food, etc.

Serve 15

Definition: To be in service; to do duty; to discharge the requirements of an office or employment. Specifically, to act in the public service, as a soldier, seaman. etc.

Serve 16

Definition: To be of use; to answer a purpose; to suffice; to suit; to be convenient or favorable.

Serve 17

Definition: To lead off in delivering the ball.

serve 18

Definition: (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game"

serve 19

Definition: put the ball into play; "It was Agassi''s turn to serve"

serve 20

Definition: do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function; "He served as head of the department for three years"; "She served in Congress for two terms"

serve 21

Definition: provide (usually but not necessarily food); "We serve meals for the homeless"; "She dished out the soup at P.M."; "The entertainers served up a lively show"

serve 22

Definition: help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"

serve 23

Definition: mate with; "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"

serve 24

Definition: deliver a warrant or summons to someone; "He was processed by the sheriff"

serve 25

Definition: do military service; "She served in Vietnam"; "My sons never served, because they are short-sighted"

serve 26

Definition: work for or be a servant to; "May I serve you?"; "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair"; "Can you wait on our table, please?"; "Is a salesperson assisting you?"; "The minister served the King for many years"

serve 27

Definition: be used by; as of a utility; "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"; "The garage served to shelter his horses"

serve 28

Definition: devote (part of) one''s life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas; "She served the art of music"; "He served the church"; "serve the country"

serve 29

Definition: be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will do?"; "A ''B'' grade doesn''t suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve"

serve 30

Definition: contribute or conduce to; "The scandal served to increase his popularity"

serve 31

Definition: promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to; "Art serves commerce"; "Their interests are served"; "The lake serves recreation"; "The President''s wisdom has served the counrty well"

serve 32

Definition: serve a purpose, role, or function; "The tree stump serves as a table"; "The female students served as a control group"; "This table would serve very well"; "His freedom served him well"; "The table functions as a desk"

serve 33

Definition: spend time in prison or in a labor camp; "He did six years for embezzlement"


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