Definition of Serving

1. Noun. An individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal. "There's enough for two servings each"

Exact synonyms: Helping, Portion
Group relationships: Meal, Repast
Terms within: Mouthful, Taste
Specialized synonyms: Drumstick, Second Joint, Thigh, Breast, White Meat, Wing, Medallion, Oyster, Parson's Nose, Pope's Nose, Piece, Slice, Round, Round Of Drinks, Drink, Libation
Generic synonyms: Small Indefinite Amount, Small Indefinite Quantity
Derivative terms: Help, Serve

2. Noun. The act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone. "He accepted service of the subpoena"
Exact synonyms: Service, Service Of Process
Generic synonyms: Bringing, Delivery

Definition of Serving

1. Adjective. That or who serves or serve. ¹

2. Noun. The action of the verb '''to serve'''. ¹

3. Noun. A portion (especially, of a meal) ''served'' to someone. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of serve) ¹

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Definition of Serving

1. a portion of food [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Serving

serving (current term)
serving cart
serving dish
serving dishes
serving girl
serving suggestion
serving suggestions
serving time

Literary usage of Serving

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"system was not "in active operation serving the public." and that the act did not require the purchase of such a plant as that owned by the plaintiff. ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"In 1759 he was a lieutenant of the Eurus with Captain John Elphinston [qv] in tln> operations in the St. Lawrence, and continued actively serving till ..."

3. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs edited by Thomas Percy (1900)
"... modem ones) upon the popular ballad, entitled, " The famous flower of serving-men ; or the Lady turned serving-man." You beauteous ladyes, great and ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"... for the difference between the salary at which he was serving and that from which he was reduced by the Secretary, In contest of the Secretary's power. ..."

5. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"... I determined to be guided by the one higher motive of which I was certain, the motive of serving the cause of Laura and the cause of Truth. ..."

6. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry:: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs by Thomas Percy (1847)
"Is given from a written copy, containing some improvements (perhaps modern ones) upon the popular ballad, entitled, " The famous flower of serving-men ; or, ..."

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