n.1.(Bot.) 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.
Service berry
(Bot.) the fruit of any kind of service tree. In British America the name is especially applied to that of the several species or varieties of the shad bush (Amelanchier.
1.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.
God requires no man's service upon hard and unreasonable terms.
- Tillotson.
2.The deed of one who serves; labor performed for another; duty done or required; office.
To go on the forlorn hope is a service of peril; who will understake it if it be not also a service of honor?
- Macaulay.
3.Office of devotion; official religious duty performed; religious rites appropriate to any event or ceremonial; as, a burial service.
4.Hence, a musical composition for use in churches.
5.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.
When he cometh to experience of service abroad . . . ne maketh a worthy soldier.
- Spenser.
6.Useful office; advantage conferred; that which promotes interest or happiness; benefit; avail.
7.Profession of respect; acknowledgment of duty owed.
8.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.
There was no extraordinary service seen on the board.
- Hakewill.
9.(Law) The act of bringing to notice, either actually or constructively, in such manner as is prescribed by law; as, the service of a subpŒna or an attachment.
10.(Naut.) The materials used for serving a rope, etc., as spun yarn, small lines, etc.
11.(Tennis) The act of serving the ball.
12.Act of serving or covering. See Serve, v. t., 13.
Service book
a prayer book or missal.
Service line
(Tennis) a line parallel to the net, and at a distance of 21 feet from it.
Service of a writ
(Law) personal delivery or communication of the writ or process, etc., to the party to be affected by it, so as to subject him to its operation; the reading of it to the person to whom notice is intended to be given, or the leaving of an attested copy with the person or his attorney, or at his usual place of abode.
Service of an attachment
(Law) the seizing of the person or goods according to the direction.
Service of an execution
(Law) the levying of it upon the goods, estate, or person of the defendant.
Service pipe
a pipe connecting mains with a dwelling, as in gas pipes, and the like.
To accept service
(Law) See under Accept.
- Tomlinson.
To see service
(Mil.) to do duty in the presence of the enemy, or in actual war.
Noun1.service - work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services"
2.service - a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
3.Serviceservice - the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service"
4.service - an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"
disservice, ill service, ill turn - an act intended to help that turns out badly; "he did them a disservice"
5.service - employment in or work for another; "he retired after 30 years of service"
6.Serviceservice - a force that is a branch of the armed forces
7.service - the performance of duties by a waiter or servant; "that restaurant has excellent service"
8.service - periodic maintenance on a car or machine; "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"
9.service - tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table
Synonyms: table service
10.service - (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game"
Synonyms: serve
11.service - the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; "he accepted service of the subpoena"
12.Service - Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958)
13.service - a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
Synonyms: avail, help
14.service - the act of mating by male animals; "the bull was worth good money in servicing fees"
Synonyms: servicing
15.service - (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
Verb1.service - be used by; as of a utility; "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"; "The garage served to shelter his horses"
Synonyms: serve
2.service - make fit for use; "service my truck"; "the washing machine needs to be serviced"
3.service - mate with; "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"
Synonyms: serve

SERVICE, contracts. The being employed to serve another.
     2. In cases of seduction, the gist of the action is not injury which the seducer has inflicted on the parent by destroying his peace of mind, and the reputation of his child, but for the consequent inability to perform those services for which she was accountable to her master or her parent who assumes this character for the purpose Vide Seduction, and 2 Mees. & W. 539; 7 Car. & P. 528.

SERVICE, feudal law. That duty which the tenant owes to his lord, by reason of his fee or estate.
     2. The services, in respect of their quality, were either free or base, and in respect of their quantity and the time of exacting them, were either certain or uncertain. 2 Bl. Com. 62.
     3. In the civil law by service is sometimes understood servitude. (q.v.)

SERVICE, practice. To execute a writ or process; as, to serve a writ of capias signifies to arrest a defendant under the process; Kirby, 48; 2 Aik. R. 338; 11 Mass. 181; to serve a summons, is to deliver a copy of it at the house of the party, or to deliver it to him personally, or to read it to him; notices and other papers are served by delivering the same at the house of the party, or to him in person.
     2. When the service of a writ is prevented by the act of the party on whom it is to be served, it will, in general, be sufficient if the officer do everything in his power to serve it. 39 Eng. C. L. R. 431 1 M. & G. 238.

(networking, programming)service - Work performed (or offered) by a server. This may mean simply serving simple requests for data to be sent or stored (as with file servers, gopher or http servers, e-mail servers, finger servers, SQL servers, etc.); or it may be more complex work, such as that of irc servers, print servers, X Windows servers, or process servers.

E.g. "Access to the finger service is restricted to the local subnet, for security reasons".
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