Definitions of servant

  1. To subject.
  2. in a subordinate position; " theology should be the handmaiden of ethics"; " the state cannot be a servant of the church"
  3. One who serves, or does services, voluntarily or on compulsion; a person who is employed by another for menial offices, or for other labor, and is subject to his command; a person who labors or exerts himself for the benefit of another, his master or employer; a subordinate helper.
  4. One in a state of subjection or bondage.
  5. A professed lover or suitor; a gallant.
  6. One who performs menial work for wages.
  7. A person who labors for another.
  8. One who is in the service of another; one in domestic service; one in a state of subjection; a slave; a subject; a minister; a tool; a word of civility.
  9. A person employed by another for labour, and to be at his command; to serve in, to belong to and do duty in, as in the army or navy; to serve one out, to retaliate upon; to requite; to serve one's self, to act as one's own servant; to take or use without help; to avail one's self of; to serve out, to distribute in portions; to serve up, to place on the table, as dressed food; to serve a writ or summons, to read it to the defendant, or more usually, to leave an attested copy at his residence; to serve a warrant, to show or read it to the person against whom it is issued, and to seize his person; to serve an execution, to seize or take possession of lands, goods, or person, according as the law requires in the case; to serve an office, to discharge the duties of a public office; time- server, one who regulates his actions by the requirements of the times instead of by duty; one who meanly complies; a servant of servants, one debased to the lowest condition of servitude; your humble servant, your obedient servant, & c., conventional phrases of civility at the close of a letter, coming immediately before the signature.