Synonyms of service


1. service, work

usage: work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services"

2. service, aid, assist, assistance, help

usage: an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"

3. service, religious service, divine service, religious ceremony, religious ritual

usage: the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service"

4. service, company

usage: a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

5. service, employment, work

usage: employment in or work for another; "he retired after 30 years of service"

6. military service, armed service, service, force, personnel

usage: a force that is a branch of the armed forces

7. Service, Robert William Service

usage: Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958)

8. avail, help, service, helpfulness

usage: a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"

9. service, table service, tableware

usage: tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table

10. servicing, service, coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union

usage: the act of mating by male animals; "the bull was worth good money in servicing fees"

11. service, activity

usage: (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. serve, service, tennis stroke, tennis shot

usage: (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game"

13. service, serving, service of process, delivery, bringing

usage: the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; "he accepted service of the subpoena"

14. overhaul, inspection and repair, service, care, maintenance, upkeep

usage: periodic maintenance on a car or machine; "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"

15. service, accommodation

usage: the performance of duties by a waiter or servant; "that restaurant has excellent service"


1. service, serve, function, work, operate, go, run

usage: be used by; as of a utility; "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"; "The garage served to shelter his horses"

2. service, tune, tune up

usage: make fit for use; "service my truck"; "the washing machine needs to be serviced"

3. serve, service, copulate, mate, pair, couple

usage: mate with; "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"

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Definition and meaning of service (Dictionary)