Definitions of servant

  1. in a subordinate position; " theology should be the handmaiden of ethics"; " the state cannot be a servant of the church"
  2. a person working in the service of another ( especially in the household)
  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. To subject.
  7. One who performs menial work for wages.
  8. A person who labors for another.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Usage examples for servant

  1. " Miss Sommerton is not at home," said the servant. – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
  2. Her horse, led up and down by her servant, at the door of her house!... – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  3. I am the servant of the King's dog. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  4. " You are not a servant at the Hall, of course. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  5. I wish you would be a servant of Christ, Mr. Babbage! – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  6. A servant came to meet him. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  7. I have the honor to be, with high esteem, Sir, your most obedient and most humble servant, Th: Jefferson. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  8. And did you not send the man- servant to us, with her letter from Fritz? – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  9. The only servant they have is a woman who comes in for a few hours every day. – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  10. For even a servant in the back of a house has a heart, dear miss." – The Rustler of Wind River by G. W. Ogden
  11. Tell me of this servant of yours and how you found him in the sea." – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  12. The girl says she is a grocer's servant, and has hands like a duchess's. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  13. Here, George, tell the servant to come over this way. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  14. I'm afraid I'm not the right sort for a servant. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  15. You said he lived here alone except for his man- servant. – The Dragon's Secret by Augusta Huiell Seaman
  16. It was the habit of Judge Marshall, and very often he took no servant with him. – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  17. The servant at least should be there. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  18. He was an old servant of the Company, and he is now at the head of the government of that country. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  19. Belisarius is not the only servant of Justinian. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  20. I am a poor servant out of service. – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience