French translation of 'service'
1. (= needed facility) service m
public services les services publics
the railway service le service ferroviaire
the Fire Service les sapeurs-pompiers
2. (= work, duty)
to be at sb’s service [thing] (= available to use) être à la disposition de qnsee also military service, national service
He has considerable resources at his service. Il a des ressources considérables à sa disposition.[person] (= available to help) être au service de qn
3. (= favour, assistance) service m
to do sb a service rendre service à qn
can I be of service? puis-je vous aider ?
4. (in restaurant) service m
Service is included. Le service est compris.
The service here isn’t very good. Le service n’est pas très bon ici.
5. (for car) (= maintenance) révision f
The car needs a service. La voiture a besoin d’une révision.
to put one’s car in for a service donner sa voiture à réviser
6. (Tennis) service m
7. (= set of crockery) service m
a porcelain tea service un service à thé en porcelaine
a dinner service une service de table
8. (in church) office m
out of service (= not functioning) hors service
Sorry, the lift is out of service. Désolé, l’ascenseur est hors service.
in service en service
10. (in introductions)
at your service à votre service
[car, boiler] réviser
to have sth serviced faire réviser qch
I’d just had the car serviced. Je venais juste de faire réviser la voiture.
services plural noun
the services, the armed services les forces fpl armées
(= work, assistance) services mpl
His services are no longer required. On s’est passé de ses services.
1. (= for appliance) [agreement, contract] d’entretien
I have a service agreement for my gas boiler. J’ai un contrat d’entretien pour ma chaudière à gaz.see also service engineer, service history
2. (= selling services)
[sector] des services
[organization] de servicessee also service economy
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Example Sentences Including 'service'
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The service economy bets the opposite way.LIVING ON THE FAULT LINE, REVISED EDITION (2002)
The service sector saw an increase of 0.1% in the second quarter.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This will involve outsourcing the repair and delivery services.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
No trains were running but there was a bus service.FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)
Harrods will be supplying the concierge service.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The time has come now to have a wholly independent regulator for all public service broadcasters.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
And many gyms provide a similar service.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
They reckon happier workers will provide better service and help their business to grow faster.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They use the service charge to make up the wages.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
At motorway services it's higher still.The Sun (2014)
She decided to take them on and return power to union members and voters sick of strikes and queues for Third World public services.The Sun (2013)
Staff and service were great such as you seldom see.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The following year he was posted to the western front to service and rescue aircraft.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The service is free to complainants and offers guidance on making complaints.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Train services were also hit with delays and cancellations.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They are barred from higher education and government service.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We will return to church service again in a couple of years.Christianity Today (2000)
The fertility service running the donor pool was making the choice.The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)
Trends of 'service'
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'service' in Other Languages
British English: service /ˈsɜːvɪs/ NOUN
A service is an organization or system that provides something for the public.
...the social services.
- American English: service
- Arabic: خِدْمَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: serviço
- Chinese: 服务
- Croatian: usluga
- Czech: služba
- Danish: service
- Dutch: dienst
- European Spanish: servicio
- Finnish: palvelu
- French: service services publics
- German: Dienst
- Greek: υπηρεσία
- Italian: servizio
- Japanese: サービス
- Korean: 서비스
- Norwegian: service
- Polish: usługa
- European Portuguese: serviço prestação
- Romanian: serviciu
- Russian: обслуживание
- Spanish: servicio
- Swedish: tjänst service
- Thai: การบริการ
- Turkish: hizmet
- Ukrainian: служба
- Vietnamese: dịch vụ
British English: service /ˈsɜːvɪs/ VERB
If you have a vehicle or machine serviced, you arrange for someone to examine, adjust, and clean it so that it will keep working efficiently and safely.
I had my car serviced at the local garage.
- American English: service
- Arabic: يَصُون
- Brazilian Portuguese: prestar serviço
- Chinese: 技术维修
- Croatian: servisirati
- Czech: provést údržbu stroje, vozu
- Danish: servicere
- Dutch: onderhouden repareren
- European Spanish: hacer una revisión
- Finnish: palvella
- French: réviser voiture
- German: bedienen
- Greek: εξυπηρετώ
- Italian: revisionare
- Japanese: サービスを提供する
- Korean: 서비스를 하다
- Norwegian: etterse
- Polish: obsłużyć
- European Portuguese: prestar serviço
- Romanian: a întreține
- Russian: обслуживать
- Spanish: dar mantenimiento
- Swedish: serva
- Thai: ซ่อมบำรุง
- Turkish: servise götürmek
- Ukrainian: обслуговувати
- Vietnamese: phục vụ
British English: service ADJECTIVE
Service is used to describe the parts of a building or structure that are used by the staff who clean, repair, or look after it, and are not usually used by the public.
He wheeled the trolley down the corridor and disappeared with it into the service lift.
- American English: service
- Brazilian Portuguese: de serviço
- Chinese: 员工专用的
- European Spanish: de servicio
- French: de service
- German: Dienst-
- Italian: di servizio
- Japanese: 業務用の
- Korean: 직원용의
- European Portuguese: de serviço
- Spanish: de servicio
Translation of service from the Collins English to French Dictionary