from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that performs the duties of a servant to another; an attendant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. one who performs the duties of a servant.
- n. one who serves in an army; a soldier.
- n. an undergraduate who performed menial duties in exchange for financial support from his college, particularly at Oxford University
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who serves; a servant; an attendant; one who acts under another; a follower or adherent.
- n. An undergraduate, partly supported by the college funds, whose duty it formerly was to wait at table. A servitor corresponded to a sizar in Cambridge and Dublin universities.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who serves or attends; a subordinate; a follower; an adherent.
- n. Specifically
- n. A male domestic servant; a menial.
- n. (b ) One who serves in the army; a soldier.
- n. Formerly, at Oxford University, an undergraduate who was partly supported by the college funds, who was distinguished by peculiar dress, and whose duty it was to wait at table on the fellows and gentlemen commoners. This class of scholars no longer exists, and practically has not existed for a century. The statement of Thackeray below is inexact, inasmuch as the Oxford servitors did not correspond to the Cambridge sizars, but to the subsizars.
- n. (d ) One who professes duty or service: formerly used in phrases of civility.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who performs the duties of an attendant for someone else
Middle English servitour, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin servītor, from servīre, to serve; see serve.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English servitour, from Latin servītor, from Latin servīre, to serve (Wiktionary)