American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of one that serves.
- n. An individual portion or helping of food or drink.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. That or who serves or serve.
- n. uncountable The action of the verb to serve.
- n. countable A portion (especially, of a meal) served to someone.
- n. countable A layer added to the outside of an electrical cable to protect it
- v. present participle of serve.
GNU Webster's 1913
- a. & n. from serve.
- n. the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone
- n. an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
“If power did not accrete with seniority, if there were no retirement benefits, if there were no automatic pay raises, in other words, if serving in the Senate or House were the *serving* that was originally envisioned, not a *CAREER*, there would be a lot less pressure from K street, as there would be no person who was the “Go To” for a specific bit of rent seeking.”
“The polyphony of David Lang's "For Love Is Strong" grew denser throughout the piece, with the words of the title serving as a kind of drone over which the lyrics were sung.”
“Most dish up one to two cups of pasta with a meal; a serving is a half-cup.”
“I make notes to prep before important phone calls, and like some crazed homemaker from the fifties, I label serving dishes with Post-it notes before parties to make sure I have a place to put the Nacho Cheese Doritos and the Sour Cream & Onion Lays.”
“LOVE: We're talking portion control, have fruit about a baseball sized portion or a cup is what we call a serving goal on a fruit serving.”
“Is that what you call serving our noble and austere cause?”
“That knowledge has grown even more during my term serving on the board," he said.”
“Ted Kaufman has said he will only have one term serving Delaware as senator.”
“So basically ... she's ahead because nothing says "revolution" like cutting and running halfway through a term serving the public -- all so she can make lots of money (and immediately begin campaigning for higher office based on an anti-incumbent platform)?”
“I have land, money, power, recognition from the world, a consciousness that I do my meed of good in serving others, a mate whom I love, children that are of my own fond flesh.”
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