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Definition of Service


  1. Alt. of Service
  2. A name given to several trees and shrubs of the genus Pyrus, as Pyrus domestica and P. torminalis of Europe, the various species of mountain ash or rowan tree, and the American shad bush (see Shad bush, under Shad). They have clusters of small, edible, applelike berries.
  3. The act of serving; the occupation of a servant; the performance of labor for the benefit of another, or at another's command; attendance of an inferior, hired helper, slave, etc., on a superior, employer, master, or the like; also, spiritual obedience and love.
  4. The deed of one who serves; labor performed for another; duty done or required; office.
  5. Office of devotion; official religious duty performed; religious rites appropriate to any event or ceremonial; as, a burial service.
  6. Hence, a musical composition for use in churches.
  7. Duty performed in, or appropriate to, any office or charge; official function; hence, specifically, military or naval duty; performance of the duties of a soldier.
  8. Useful office; advantage conferred; that which promotes interest or happiness; benefit; avail.
  9. Profession of respect; acknowledgment of duty owed.
  10. The act and manner of bringing food to the persons who eat it; order of dishes at table; also, a set or number of vessels ordinarily used at table; as, the service was tardy and awkward; a service of plate or glass.
  11. The act of bringing to notice, either actually or constructively, in such manner as is prescribed by law; as, the service of a subp/na or an attachment.
  12. The materials used for serving a rope, etc., as spun yarn, small lines, etc.
  13. The act of serving the ball.
  14. Act of serving or covering. See Serve, v. t., 13.

Service Quotations

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mahatma Gandhi

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
Douglas Adams

The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.
Peter Drucker

Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
W. Edwards Deming
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Service Translations

service in Afrikaans is diens, erediens
service in Danish is tjeneste
service in Dutch is dienst, godsdienstoefening, eredienst
service in French is messe
service in German is Kundendienst, Bedienung, Dienst
service in Latin is munus, beneficium, officium
service in Spanish is prestacion, vigilancia, aguardar, culto, servicio
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