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3 definitions found
 for serviceable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Serviceable \Serv"ice*a*ble\, a.
     1. Doing service; promoting happiness, interest, advantage,
        or any good; useful to any end; adapted to any good end
        use; beneficial; advantageous. "Serviceable to religion
        and learning". --Atterbury. "Serviceable tools."
        --Macaulay.
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              I know thee well, a serviceable villain. --Shak.
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     2. Prepared for rendering service; capable of, or fit for,
        the performance of duty; hence, active; diligent.
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              Courteous he was, lowly, and servysable. --Chaucer.
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              Bright-hearnessed angels sit in order serviceable.
                                                    --Milton.
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              Seeing her so sweet and serviceable.  --Tennnyson.
        [1913 Webster] -- Serv"ice*a*ble*ness, n. --
        Serv"ice*a*bly, adv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  serviceable
      adj 1: ready for service or able to give long service;
             "serviceable equipment"; "heavy serviceable fabrics"
             [ant: unserviceable]
      2: capable of being put to good use; "a serviceable kitchen
         gadget"
      3: intended or able to serve a purpose without elaboration;
         "serviceable low-heeled shoes";

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "serviceable":
     advantageous, agential, agentival, agentive, aidful, aiding,
     appropriate, assisting, banausic, beneficial, commodious,
     conducive, constructive, contributory, durable, employable,
     expedient, facilitating, favoring, fitting, forwarding, functional,
     functioning, furthersome, good for, handy, helpful, instrumental,
     intermediary, long-lasting, mediating, mediatorial, ministerial,
     ministering, of general utility, of help, of service, of use,
     operating, operative, positive, practicable, practical,
     pragmatical, profitable, promoting, proper, remedial, salutary,
     subservient, therapeutic, tough, usable, useful, utilitarian,
     workable, working
  
  

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