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 for service
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Service \Serv"ice\, n. [OE. servise, OF. servise, service, F.
     service, from L. servitium. See Serve.]
     1. The act of serving; the occupation of a servant; the
        performance of labor for the benefit of another, or at
        another's command; attendance of an inferior, hired
        helper, slave, etc., on a superior, employer, master, or
        the like; also, spiritual obedience and love. "O God . . .
        whose service is perfect freedom." --Bk. of Com. Prayer.
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              Madam, I entreat true peace of you,
              Which I will purchase with my duteous service.
                                                    --Shak.
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              God requires no man's service upon hard and
              unreasonable terms.                   --Tillotson.
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     2. The deed of one who serves; labor performed for another;
        duty done or required; office.
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              I have served him from the hour of my nativity, . .
              . and have nothing at his hands for my service but
              blows.                                --Shak.
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              This poem was the last piece of service I did for my
              master, King Charles.                 --Dryden.
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              To go on the forlorn hope is a service of peril; who
              will understake it if it be not also a service of
              honor?                                --Macaulay.
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     3. Office of devotion; official religious duty performed;
        religious rites appropriate to any event or ceremonial;
        as, a burial service.
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              The outward service of ancient religion, the rites,
              ceremonies, and ceremonial vestments of the old law.
                                                    --Coleridge.
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     4. Hence, a musical composition for use in churches.
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     5. Duty performed in, or appropriate to, any office or
        charge; official function; hence, specifically, military
        or naval duty; performance of the duties of a soldier.
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              When he cometh to experience of service abroad . . .
              ne maketh a worthy soldier.           --Spenser.
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     6. Useful office; advantage conferred; that which promotes
        interest or happiness; benefit; avail.
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              The stork's plea, when taken in a net, was the
              service she did in picking up venomous creatures.
                                                    --L'Estrange.
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     7. Profession of respect; acknowledgment of duty owed. "Pray,
        do my service to his majesty." --Shak.
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     8. The act and manner of bringing food to the persons who eat
        it; order of dishes at table; also, a set or number of
        vessels ordinarily used at table; as, the service was
        tardy and awkward; a service of plate or glass.
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              There was no extraordinary service seen on the
              board.                                --Hakewill.
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     9. (Law) The act of bringing to notice, either actually or
        constructively, in such manner as is prescribed by law;
        as, the service of a subp[oe]na or an attachment.
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     10. (Naut.) The materials used for serving a rope, etc., as
         spun yarn, small lines, etc.
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     11. (Tennis) The act of serving the ball.
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     12. Act of serving or covering. See Serve, v. t., 13.
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     Service book, a prayer book or missal.
  
     Service line (Tennis), a line parallel to the net, and at a
        distance of 21 feet from it.
  
     Service of a writ, process, etc. (Law), personal delivery
        or communication of the writ or process, etc., to the
        party to be affected by it, so as to subject him to its
        operation; the reading of it to the person to whom notice
        is intended to be given, or the leaving of an attested
        copy with the person or his attorney, or at his usual
        place of abode.
  
     Service of an attachment (Law), the seizing of the person
        or goods according to the direction.
  
     Service of an execution (Law), the levying of it upon the
        goods, estate, or person of the defendant.
  
     Service pipe, a pipe connecting mains with a dwelling, as
        in gas pipes, and the like. --Tomlinson.
  
     To accept service. (Law) See under Accept.
  
     To see service (Mil.), to do duty in the presence of the
        enemy, or in actual war.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Service \Serv"ice\, n., or Service \Serv"ice\ [Properly, the
     tree which bears serve, OE. serves, pl., service berries, AS.
     syrfe service tree; akin to L. sorbus.] (Bot.)
     A name given to several trees and shrubs of the genus
     Pyrus, as Pyrus domestica and Pyrus torminalis of
     Europe, the various species of mountain ash or rowan tree,
     and the American shad bush (see Shad bush, under Shad).
     They have clusters of small, edible, applelike berries.
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     Service berry (Bot.), the fruit of any kind of service
        tree. In British America the name is especially applied to
        that of the several species or varieties of the shad bush
        ({Amelanchier.)
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rounding \Round"ing\, n.
     1. (Naut.) Small rope, or strands of rope, or spun yarn,
        wound round a rope to keep it from chafing; -- called also
        service.
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     2. (Phonetics) Modifying a speech sound by contraction of the
        lip opening; labializing; labialization. See Guide to
        Pronunciation, [sect] 11.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  service
      n 1: work done by one person or group that benefits another;
           "budget separately for goods and services"
      2: an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service" [ant:
         disservice, ill service, ill turn]
      3: the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the
         Sunday service" [syn: service, religious service, divine
         service]
      4: a company or agency that performs a public service; subject
         to government regulation
      5: employment in or work for another; "he retired after 30 years
         of service"
      6: a force that is a branch of the armed forces [syn: military
         service, armed service, service]
      7: Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the
         Yukon Territory (1874-1958) [syn: Service, Robert William
         Service]
      8: a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
         [syn: avail, help, service]
      9: tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or
         dishware) for use at table [syn: service, table service]
      10: the act of mating by male animals; "the bull was worth good
          money in servicing fees" [syn: servicing, service]
      11: (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the
          benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the
          property granted to him
      12: (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful
          serves won the game" [syn: serve, service]
      13: the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; "he
          accepted service of the subpoena" [syn: service,
          serving, service of process]
      14: periodic maintenance on a car or machine; "it was time for
          an overhaul on the tractor" [syn: overhaul, inspection
          and repair, service]
      15: the performance of duties by a waiter or servant; "that
          restaurant has excellent service"
      v 1: be used by; as of a utility; "The sewage plant served the
           neighboring communities"; "The garage served to shelter his
           horses" [syn: service, serve]
      2: make fit for use; "service my truck"; "the washing machine
         needs to be serviced"
      3: mate with; "male animals serve the females for breeding
         purposes" [syn: serve, service]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  382 Moby Thesaurus words for "service":
     American plan, European plan, Mass, a la carte, accommodation,
     account, acquiescence, act of grace, act of kindness, action,
     active service, activities, activity, advantage, advice, affair,
     affairs, agency, aid, air force, allegiance, amenities, antepast,
     applicability, appointment, appropriateness, arm, armed forces,
     army, assignment, assistance, attendance, avail,
     baccalaureate service, bag, ball, be intimate, bedtime prayer,
     behalf, behoof, benefaction, benefit, benevolence, benignity,
     berth, billet, blessing, bowl, branch, business, busywork,
     camp meeting, care, cast, celebration, ceremonial, ceremony,
     change of pace, change-up, chare, charge, checking, chore, chuck,
     chunk, church, church service, cobble, cohabit, combat,
     come together, comfort, commencement, commerce, commission,
     commit adultery, compliance, compline, concern, concernment,
     condition, conformity, convenience, convocation, copulate, couple,
     course, courtesy, couvert, cover, cover charge, curve, darn,
     dessert, device, devotions, diddle, dish, dispensation,
     divine service, do up, doctor, downcurve, duteousness, dutifulness,
     duty, ease, employ, employment, empty formality, engagement,
     enterprise, entree, entremets, errand, evening devotions, evensong,
     exercise, exercises, expedient, faith, fastball, favor, fealty,
     fighting, fish to fry, fitness, fix, fix up, fling, flip, form,
     form of worship, formal, formality, formula, formulary, fornicate,
     forward pass, frig, function, gear, gig, going between, good deed,
     good offices, good turn, grace, graduation, graduation exercises,
     handling, have sex, have sexual relations, heave, help, helping,
     holy rite, homage, homework, hurl, inaugural, inauguration,
     incumbency, incurve, indulgence, inferiority, initiation,
     institution, instrumentality, interest, intermediation, job,
     job of work, juniority, kind deed, kind offices, kindly act,
     kindness, knuckleball, labor, labor of love, lateral, lateral pass,
     lauds, lay, lie with, liturgy, lob, lookout, lower status, loyalty,
     machinery, maintenance, make it with, make love, make out,
     make-work, marines, mate, matins, matter, matters in hand,
     mechanism, mediation, meeting, mend, mending, mercy, military,
     ministration, ministry, mission, mitzvah, mode of worship,
     moonlighting, morning devotions, mount, mummery, mystery,
     national service, navy, night song, none, nones, novena, obedience,
     obediency, obligation, observance, occupation, odd job, office,
     offices, opening, order of worship, ordinance, ordinary, outcurve,
     overhaul, pass, patch, patch up, peg, peonage, percentage,
     performance, piece of work, pitch, place, plate, point, portion,
     position, post, practice, praise meeting, prayer, prayer meeting,
     prayers, prescribed form, prime, prime song, profit, project,
     protection, public worship, put, put in commission, put in order,
     put in repair, put in shape, ready, recap, recondition, recourse,
     relevance, relief, religious ceremony, remedy, repair, rescue,
     resort, retread, revival, revival meeting, rig, rigging, rite,
     rite de passage, rite of passage, ritual, ritual observance,
     rituality, ropework, roping, running rigging, sacrament,
     sacramental, satellite status, screw, screwball, second helping,
     second job, selective service, self-service, serfdom, serve,
     serviceability, services, servility, serving, servitium,
     servitorship, servitude, set to rights, sew up, sext, shot-put,
     shy, sinker, situation, slavery, sleep with, slider, sling,
     solemnity, solemnization, spitball, spitter, standing rigging,
     station, stint, subjecthood, submission, submissiveness,
     subordinacy, subordinate role, subordination, subservience,
     subserviency, succor, suit and service, suit service, support,
     tackle, tackling, talents, task, tendance, tent meeting, tenure,
     therapy, thing, things to do, throw, tierce, tinker, tinker up,
     toss, turn, undersong, undertaking, upcurve, usage, use,
     usefulness, utility, utilization, vacancy, value, vesper, vespers,
     vigils, waiting, watch meeting, watch night, watch-night service,
     whipping, willingness, work, worship, worth
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  service
  
      Work performed (or offered) by a
     server.  This may mean simply serving simple requests for
     data to be sent or stored (as with file servers, gopher or
     http servers, e-mail servers, finger servers, SQL
     servers, etc.); or it may be more complex work, such as that
     of irc servers, print servers, X Windows servers, or
     process servers.
  
     E.g. "Access to the finger service is restricted to the
     local subnet, for security reasons".
  
     (1997-09-11)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SERVICE, feudal law. That duty which the tenant owes to his lord, by reason 
  of his fee or estate. 
       2. The services, in respect of their quality, were either free or base, 
  and in respect of their quantity and the time of exacting them, were either 
  certain or uncertain. 2 Bl. Com. 62. 
       3. In the civil law by service is sometimes understood servitude. 
  (q.v.) 
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SERVICE, practice. To execute a writ or process; as, to serve a writ of 
  capias signifies to arrest a defendant under the process; Kirby, 48; 2 Aik. 
  R. 338; 11 Mass. 181; to serve a summons, is to deliver a copy of it at the 
  house of the party, or to deliver it to him personally, or to read it to 
  him; notices and other papers are served by delivering the same at the house 
  of the party, or to him in person. 
       2. When the service of a writ is prevented by the act of the party on 
  whom it is to be served, it will, in general, be sufficient if the officer 
  do everything in his power to serve it. 39 Eng. C. L. R. 431 1 M. & G. 238. 
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SERVICE, contracts. The being employed to serve another. 
       2. In cases of seduction, the gist of the action is not injury which 
  the seducer has inflicted on the parent by destroying his peace of mind, and 
  the reputation of his child, but for the consequent inability to perform 
  those services for which she was accountable to her master or her parent who 
  assumes this character for the purpose Vide Seduction, and 2 Mees. & W. 539; 
  7 Car. & P. 528. 
  
  

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