Synonyms of 'service'
an organization or system that provides something needed by the publica campaign for better social services
the serving of guests or customersclean restaurants with respectable service and fair prices
serving of food,
waiters or waitresses
a formal religious ceremonyThe President was attending the morning service.
The flag was blessed in a ceremony in the local cathedral.
This is the most ancient and holiest of the rituals.
rite, , ,
a fertility rite
Numerous religious observances set the rhythm of the day.
A member of the clergy read from the prayer-book.
If a young woman did not have a dowry, she went into domestic service.
What kind of work do you do?
Every man should receive a fair price for the product of his labour.
She was unable to find employment in the area.
May I ask what business you are in?
the honour and dignity of the office of President
My duty is to look after the animals.
a regular check made on a machine or vehicle in which parts are tested, cleaned, or replaced if wornThe car needs a service.
We were delighted to be of service.
There's no use you asking me any more questions about that.
I'm a great believer in the benefits of this form of therapy.
A good crowd will be a definite advantage to the team.
He inwardly questioned the utility of his work.
His efforts were to no avail.
His interest lay in the usefulness of his work.
to check and repair (a vehicle or machine)Make sure that all gas fires are serviced annually.
See be of service to someone
See in service
See out of service
See the services
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in the sense of advantage
benefit or profitA good crowd will be a definite advantage to the team.
in the sense of amenity
a useful or enjoyable featureThe hotel amenities include a health club and banqueting rooms.
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