service-n; 17 Senses

Sense Number 1: paid work that benefits a recipient

Commentary: SERVICE[+activity][+work][+paid][+beneficial][+for_recipient]

The GNP is the sum of goods and services produced annually in the nation.
Feudal tenants received land from their lords in exchange for service to him.
I was on the phone with customer service for an hour. ('customer' implies you paid at some point)
The service in that restaurant seems to have improved this year.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 13, 11

Sense Number 2: altruistic assistance, aid given without payment

Commentary: SERVICE[+event][+assistance][+altruistic]

He did a great service to the community by turning his farm into a public green space.
She has volunteered her services as a driver for the school picnic.
The judge sentenced them each to 25 hours of community service.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 3: a religious meeting or ceremony

Commentary: SERVICE[+event][+social][+meeting][+religious]

A baby cried throughout the church service this morning.
Mary hasn't picked out the music yet for her wedding service.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: government agencies that provide a need to the public

Commentary: SERVICE[+entity][+organization][+agency][+government][+provider]

He's working for the park service now in Oregon.
They are expanding the role of the fish and game services.
Only people working for the essential government services should report to work this week.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 5: a span of time in a particular employment

Commentary: SERVICE[+quantity][+span][+temporal][+of_employment]

He retired after 40 years' service.
The CEO had devoted more than 20 years of service to the oil industry.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: the armed forces

Commentary: SERVICE[+entity][+organization][+armed_forces]

Her son just got out of the service.
At the Pentagon you will see personnel from all branches of the services.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 7: being useful for some purpose

Commentary: SERVICE[+relation][+role][+usefulness][+for_purpose]

How may I be of service to you?
This broken umbrella is of no service at all in keeping us dry!
This car will provide you with years of good service.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 14

Sense Number 8: a set of tableware, often with matched pieces

Commentary: SERVICE[+entity][+artifact][+tableware][+set]

Sally set a service for eight at the dining table.
I need to replace some soup bowls in my bone china service.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 9: the act of mating a stud animal, implies payment

Commentary: SERVICE[+event][+physical][+mating][+animal][+stud]

The farmer will hire his stallion for service.
They arranged for the bull's service tomorrow.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 12

Sense Number 10: ball stroke in a racket sport

Commentary: SERVICE[+event][+physical][+sports][+racket][+stroke][+ball]

That tennis star is known for his powerful service.
It's Mary's service. (turn to put ball into play)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 11: official deliverance of a legal document

Commentary: SERVICE[+event][+official][+deliverance][+of_document][+legal]

The judge ordered service of the summons to Mr. Brown.
The service of this writ was performed by the sheriff.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 12: regular or periodical mechanical maintenance

Commentary: SERVICE[+activity][+work][+maintenance][+mechanical][+regular]

The aircraft is scheduled for service at the next hub.
How much is a yearly service contract for this copy machine?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10

Sense Number 13: a system of utility or transportation, addressing a public need

Commentary: SERVICE[+system][+utility][+public]

Is there train service to those small towns anymore?
Phone and electric service were greatly expanded in rural areas during the 1930s.
Bus service has been stopped due to the strike.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 14: a fee charged for providing assistance

Commentary: SERVICE[+quantity][+money][+fee][+for_assistance]

Service is already included in the bill at this restaurant.
John was unhappy with the additional services added in to his hotel bill.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1f

Sense Number 15: functioning, available

Commentary: Idiom: in_service

This vending machine seems to be back in service.
The new airline route will be in service starting next June.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: Idiom

Sense Number 16: out of use, not functioning

Commentary: Idiom: out_of_service

It says the ATM is out of service.
Bus 22 goes out of service after 11 pm.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: Idiom

Sense Number 17: be used or involved with

Commentary: Idiom: see_service

He saw service in the navy during the Korean War.
That building later saw service as a blacksmith's shop in the late 1800s.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: Idiom