Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who serves food and drink.
  • n. Something, such as a tray, that is used in serving food and drink.
  • n. An altar server.
  • n. Law One who serves a writ or summons.
  • n. Sports The player who serves, as in court games.
  • n. Computer Science A file server.
  • n. Computer Science A computer that processes requests for HTML and other documents that are components of webpages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who serves; a waitress or waiter.
  • n. A tray for dishes; a salver.
  • n. A computer or a program which provides services to other programs or users, either in the same computer or over a computer network.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who serves.
  • n. A tray for dishes; a salver.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who serves.
  • n. Specifically
  • n. In the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, an attendant on the priest at a low celebration of the eucharist, who helps the priest to vest and unvest, arranges the service-book, lights and extinguishes the altar-lights, places the elements and cruets on the credence and brings them to the priest at the offertory, brings the priest the basin and towel and pours the water at the lavabo, pours out the ablutions of wine and water, and ministers in other ways. The server is usually a boy or other layman, and represents, as far as a layman can, the priest's assistants and the choir at a high celebration.
  • n. One who serves up a meal, or sets the dishes on table.
  • n. In the game of tennis or of lawn-tennis, the player who serves or strikes the ball first. See lawn-tennis.
  • n. That which serves or is used in serving.
  • n. A male animal, particularly a bull, that copulates with, or serves, the female.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. utensil used in serving food or drink
  • n. (court games) the player who serves to start a point
  • n. (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network
  • n. a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)

Etymologies

serve +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • This does work on the server smbclient - L \\server smbclient - L \\server -- user validuser smbclient - L \\client1 -- user validuser

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  • When the user enters a server name, the name is assigned to the $server variable, which is used later in the script.

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  • In this case, your $server parameter should reflect the name of the server and the name of the instance, if it is not the default instance.

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  • The home folder is on my Win2K server, haven't tried putting it on the OS X server yet, and I have tried both \\servername\share\username and \\server. domain.name\share\username.

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  • The source locations can be either HTTP or FTP servers, and the destination can be a local disk, or a server (for instance: \server).

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  • -- @server - This variable identifies the server that

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  • $server: The server where SQL Server is installed.

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  • The main reason is that the physical serial connection establishes the location of the pump via a mapping of the term server to the bed or room location.

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  • H-P said it will use the Calxeda technology, based on chip designs licensed from ARM Holdings PLC, as the first part of what it calls a server development platform, dubbed Redstone.

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