service [-s] n

OFr < L servitium, slave.

  1. Worship meeting; church liturgy; religious ceremony with music and the spoken word.
  2. Funeral rites; eulogy ritual; observance of the dead with music and remarks of praise; [fig.] profession of respect, honor, allegiance, or veneration.
  3. Purpose; function; use.
  4. Duty; fee; something owed to a lord by his tenant.
  5. Effort of body; exertion of mind; work to be done; labor to be performed for the benefit of another.
  6. Assistance; aid; benefit.
  7. Table setting; set of dishes and other utensils used together for dining.