from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation
  • n. of servant;
  • n. in pharmacy, of the Latin serva, ‘keep, preserve’;
  • n. [capitalized] of Servian.
  • n. An abbreviation of Servia.


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  • On a more personal level, I experienced the notion of serv­ing right out of college.

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  • Our own Product, in a cleanly wholsome manner, contented our Appetites; such as serv'd the Conveniency of Life, not superfluous Luxury.

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  • It took our publishing the survey on a list-serv which is watched by people in a few different organizations and administrations, before Vince Casillas of the Obama campaign sent us this:

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  • Then the Harry Potter for Grown Ups list serv which is HUGE and global.


  • Justice wou'd ha 'serv'd turn, and have done the Business at any Hour: but Patience is a Virtue -- _Roger_, go after Mr. _Fainlove_, and tell him

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  • Note that certain names (anything using "serv", curse words, etc.) are banned.


  • Many will never understand what the term "serv" comes with as far as dedication, devotion or sacrifice.

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  • 'Tis past the Canonical hour as they call it, or I wou'd marry my Daughter instantly, I profess we ne're had good daies since these Canonicall Fopperies came up again, meer Popish tricks to give our Children time for disobedience, — the next Justice wou'd ha 'serv'd turn, and have done the business at any hour, but Patience is a Vertue — Roger, go after Mr. Fain-love, and tell him I wou'd speak with him instantly.

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  • U.S. Dr. Adam Lea, a researcher at the University College London Department of Space and Climate Physics, posted some fascinating statistics relating to this fact on a hurricane research list-serv.

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  • Data from chartered surveyors e. serv says the average loan-to-value ratio dropped in September to 57.2%.

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