Service Definition

Define what is Service?

1. Service (noun)

work done by one person or group that benefits another.

  • budget separately for goods and services.

work noun
activity directed toward making or doing something.


consulting service noun
service provided by a professional advisor (e.g., a lawyer or doctor or CPA etc.).

facility noun
a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you.

national service noun
compulsory service in the military during peacetime.

utility noun
the service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility.

2. Service, serve (verb)

be used by; as of a utility.

  • The sewage plant served the neighboring communities.
  • The garage served to shelter his horses.
Synonyms: serve

function, operate, work, run, go verb
perform as expected when applied.

3. Service (noun)

an act of help or assistance.

  • he did them a service.
Antonyms: disservice, ill service, ill turn (noun)

an act intended to help that turns out badly.


assist, assistance, help, aid noun
the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose.


child care, childcare noun
a service involving care for other people's children.

community service noun
an unpaid service for the benefit of the public that is performed by lawbreakers as part (or all) of their sentence.

community service, public service noun
a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions.

help desk, helpdesk noun
a service that provides information and assistance to the users of a computer network.

seating noun
the service of ushering people to their seats.

4. Service (verb)

make fit for use.

  • service my truck.
  • the washing machine needs to be serviced.

tune, tune up verb
adjust for (better) functioning.

5. Service, serve (verb)

mate with.

  • male animals serve the females for breeding purposes.
Synonyms: serve

copulate, mate, couple, pair verb
engage in sexual intercourse.


stand verb
be available for stud services.

6. divine service, religious service, Service (noun)

the act of public worship following prescribed rules.

  • the Sunday service.

religious ceremony, religious ritual noun
a ceremony having religious meaning.


church service, church noun
a service conducted in a house of worship.

devotional noun
a short religious service.

prayer meeting, prayer service noun
a service at which people sing hymns and pray together.

chapel service, chapel noun
a service conducted in a place of worship that has its own altar.

committal service noun
service committing a body to the grave.

none noun
a service in the Roman Catholic Church formerly read or chanted at 3 PM (the ninth hour counting from sunrise) but now somewhat earlier.

Vesper noun
a late afternoon or evening worship service.

watch night noun
a devotional service (especially on New Year's Eve).

7. Service (noun)

a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation.


    company noun
    an institution created to conduct business.


    public-service corporation, public utility, public utility company, utility noun
    a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation.

    8. Service (noun)

    employment in or work for another.

    • he retired after 30 years of service.

    employment, work noun
    the occupation for which you are paid.

    9. armed service, military service, Service (noun)

    a force that is a branch of the armed forces.


      personnel, force noun
      group of people willing to obey orders.


      Army, ground forces, regular army noun
      a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state.

      naval forces, Navy noun
      an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare.

      coastguard noun
      a military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waters.

      Marines noun
      members of a body of troops trained to serve on land or at sea.

      Air Force, airforce noun
      the airborne branch of a country's armed forces.

      10. Robert William Service, Service (noun)

      Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958).

        11. avail, help, Service (noun)

        a means of serving.

        • of no avail.
        • there's no help for it.
        Synonyms: avail, help

        helpfulness noun
        the property of providing useful assistance.

        12. table service, Service (noun)

        tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table.

          Synonyms: table service

          tableware noun
          articles for use at the table (dishes and silverware and glassware).


          dinner service, dinner set noun
          a table service for serving dinner.

          place setting, setting noun
          a table service for one person.

          13. servicing, Service (noun)

          the act of mating by male animals.

          • the bull was worth good money in servicing fees.
          Synonyms: servicing

          mating, pairing, sexual union, coupling, Union, conjugation noun
          the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes.

          14. Service (noun)

          (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him.


            activity noun
            any specific behavior.


            socage noun
            land tenure by agricultural service or payment of rent; not burdened with military service.

            military service noun
            land tenure by service in the lord's army.

            knight's service noun
            land tenure by service to the lord as a knight.

            15. serve, Service (noun)

            (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play.

            • his powerful serves won the game.
            Synonyms: serve

            tennis shot, tennis stroke noun
            the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket.


            ACE noun
            a serve that the receiver is unable to reach.

            fault noun
            (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area).

            net ball, LET noun
            a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again.

            16. service of process, serving, Service (noun)

            the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone.

            • he accepted service of the subpoena.

            bringing, delivery noun
            the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail).

            17. inspection and repair, overhaul, Service (noun)

            periodic maintenance on a car or machine.

            • it was time for an overhaul on the tractor.

            maintenance, upkeep, care noun
            activity involved in maintaining something in good working order.


            interim overhaul noun
            an overhaul between the regular times for overhauling.

            18. Service (noun)

            the performance of duties by a waiter or servant.

            • that restaurant has excellent service.

            accommodation noun
            the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need.


            curb service noun
            service provided to customers who remain in their vehicles.

            self-service noun
            the practice of serving yourself (as in a grocery or cafeteria).

            valet parking noun
            a service provided (at a club or restaurant or airport etc.) whereby a patron leaves a car at the entrance and an attendant parks and retrieves it.

            Nearby Terms

            service abroad (noun)
            naval service aboard a ship at sea

            service agency (noun)
            a business that makes its facilities available to others for a fee; achieves economy of scale

            service area (noun)
            place on a highway providing garage services and eating and toilet facilities

            service book (noun)
            a book setting forth the forms of church service

            service break (noun)
            a tennis game won on the opponent's service

            service bureau (noun)
            a business that makes its facilities available to others for a fee; achieves economy of scale

            service call (noun)
            a trip made by a repairman to visit the location of something in need of service

            service cap (noun)
            a cap with a flat circular top and a visor

            service ceiling (noun)
            altitude above which a plane cannot climb faster than a given rate

            service charge (noun)
            a percentage of a bill (as at a hotel or restaurant) added in payment for service

            service club (noun)
            a club of professional or business people organized for their coordination and active in public services

            service contract (noun)
            a contract for maintenance services

            service cutback (noun)
            the act of reducing service

            service department (noun)
            the division of a business that provides customer services

            service door (noun)
            an entrance intended for the use of servants or for delivery of goods and removal of refuse