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Definitions of serving

  1. an individual portion of food or drink; " the helpings were all small"; " his portion was larger than hers"; " there's enough for two servings each"
  2. the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; " he accepted service of the subpoena"
  3. an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; " the helpings were all small"; " his portion was larger than hers"; " there's enough for two servings each"
  4. of Serve
  5. a. & amp; n. from Serve.
  6. a. & n. from Serve.
  7. Among seamen, the process of covering large ropes or cables with canvas or spun yarn to prevent friction or wearing in parts much exposed.
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Antonyms for serving

inoperable, down, nonoperating, malfunctioning, inoperative, nonfunctional, nonfunctioning, kaput.

Quotes of serving

  1. Owing to the fact that leaders in the women's groups made a point of serving on the jury here whenever they were called, we have always had an unusually high type of women represented on the jury. – Florence E. Allen
  2. The biggest threat to McDonald's lies within- and that is us as a company becoming complacent. There are a lot of companies that get fat, dumb and happy and take their eye off the ball and forget about serving customers. – Charlie Bell
  3. You are dealing with people who have taken the responsibility of killing their own because they think that they are right, they think that they are serving the interests of their people. They not going to give that up easily, just because you've shown up. – Lakhdar Brahimi
  4. I've gone from being one of the youngest governors to now the longest consecutive serving governor in the country. – John Engler
  5. Everyone has a responsibility to not only tolerate another person's point of view, but also to accept it eagerly as a challenge to your own understanding. And express those challenges in terms of serving other people. – Arlo Guthrie
  6. You can only govern men by serving them. The rule is without exception. – Victor Kiam
  7. Let us also reflect on the honorable service of our men and women of the U. S. Armed Forces currently serving our country overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, and around the world. – John Linder
  8. You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems. – Pope John Paul II
  9. The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict? – Max de Pree
  10. As a former cop, I respect and appreciate those who've dedicated their lives to serving others as well as those who appreciate the rule of law and honor it. – Dave Reichert
  11. We have the incredible privilege of serving in the highest offices in the state. We must prove ourselves worthy of our fellow citizens' faith. We must be trusted to always place the public's good above our own and to always choose fairness over favoritism. – Jodi Rell
  12. There are three reasons why this book came into being. First, throughout the 33 years I've been writing recipes- although I'm not vegetarian myself- I have greatly enjoyed creating vegetarian recipes, and cooking and serving them at home. – Delia Smith
  13. The more generous we are, the more joyous we become. The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become. The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become. The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become. – William Arthur Ward

Usage examples for serving

  1. He had in it a double affection,- that of serving and being served. – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. She poured whiskey into her glass and called to the serving man to drink it. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  3. Here am I serving tea for the third time, and now there's the lunch to get ready. – Fruits of Culture by Leo Tolstoy
  4. He rang the bell once or twice, and after a while the old serving man came to him. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  5. The method of serving them must also be considered. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  6. The next moment a serving man came in, puzzled and inclined to laugh. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  7. Hugo smiled, for the big serving man had spoken with the faith of a child. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  8. What kind of a master is he serving – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  9. And this Morhange must be a man serving the interests of the Army Commission. – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  10. Look here, don't you play tricks with doctors; they get such chances for serving you out. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  11. To think that the Master could accuse him of serving the evil one! – Men Called Him Master by Elwyn Allen Smith
  12. The idea that he should find any of his own men serving on board King George's vessel was rather amusing. – Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812 by James Barnes
  13. Then take him with you, I have no objection to the voyage, or serving in India which I have often wished to see. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  14. Betty Dalrymple must have paid the youth well for serving her thus far. – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  15. You'll be serving the lady best that way. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  16. Claude had intended to stay at home, as his cousin was not yet well enough to leave the room; but just at this time a college friend of the Rector's, hearing of his illness, wrote to propose to come and stay with him for a month or six weeks, and help him in serving his church. – Scenes and Characters by Charlotte M. Yonge
  17. I was serving my country and doing my duty on board of a King's ship, and you were left here, and therefore lucky it was that you fell in with old Peter; but, Tom, I could not be in two places at the same time, and if I did not do my duty as a father towards you, at all events I was doing my duty to my country. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  18. But then one rarely does in talking to a waiter when he is serving you. – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  19. Think we're serving free lunch? – Cape Cod Stories The Old Home House by Joseph C. Lincoln
  20. A good- natured, elderly serving woman, who stood at the door, explained matters. – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
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