the use of electronic technology by an organization to provide services to its customers
the services performed by an airline, as flights between various destinations to transport passengers, freight, and mail
having formerly served in the armed forces
If people working in a particular profession are given in-service training, they attend special courses to improve their skills or to learn about new developments in their field .
If you say that someone pays lip service to an idea, you are critical of them because they say they are in favour of it, but they do not do anything to support it.
If someone or something is of service to you, they help you or are useful to you.
a public bus with a regular route
a military cap with a round, flat top and a visor
A tea service is the same as a → tea set .
to win a game in which an opponent is serving
a service, held in a church around Christmas, at which Christmas carols are sung
The Civil Service of a country consists of its government departments and all the people who work in them. In many countries, the departments concerned with military and legal affairs are not part of the Civil Service.
service, for example, from a restaurant to customers in vehicles parked at the curb
the amount set aside annually in a fund to pay the interest and the part of the principal due on a debt
military service performed in the field
The fire service is an organization which has the job of putting out fires.
the preparation, delivery, serving, etc., of ready-to-eat foods
offering the complete range of services for a business of its type
a transport service in which goods are sent by train from one location to another
civic duty to serve on a jury
a service in a hotel or other form of holiday accommodation in which a chambermaid cleans and tidies your room
denoting a business that involves both the manufacture of goods and the provision of after-sales services
an organization that gathers and publishes or broadcasts news
The level or standard of service provided by an organization or company is the amount or quality of the work it can do for you.
Room service is a service in a hotel by which meals or drinks are provided for guests in their rooms.
A self-service shop, restaurant, or garage is one where you get things for yourself rather than being served by another person.
A service area is a place beside a motorway where you can buy petrol and other things, or have a meal .
a book containing the forms of worship used in divine services
a tennis game won when the other player was serving
any of various clubs, as Rotary, Kiwanis, etc., organized to provide certain services for its members and to promote the community welfare
a khaki army uniform more formal than khakis but less formal than full army dress
a flat in which domestic services are provided by the management
a game in which a particular tennis player is the one who serves
a small hatch or opening in a kitchen wall used to serve food through to an adjoining room
a lift which carries heavy goods in a place of business, as for example, plates in a restaurant
the line at the back of the court behind which the server must stand when serving
a symbol, design, word, letter, slogan, etc. used by a supplier of a service, as transportation, laundry, etc. to distinguish the service from that of a competitor
a medal awarded for performance of specified service, usually in time of war or national emergency
a rifle that is issued as standard to soldiers of an army or armed force
a relatively narrow road running parallel to a main road and providing access to houses, shops, offices, factories, etc, situated along its length
a Eurasian rosaceous tree, Sorbus domestica, cultivated for its white flowers and brown edible apple-like fruits
the provision of trains available to the public
a cleaning service, in which your clothes are collected for cleaning, from your house or hotel, and returned to you
an agency supplying news, etc, to newspapers, radio and television stations, etc
a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which transmits programmes in many languages around the world
Someone who is on active service is taking part in a war as a member of the armed forces.
an instance of a religious service in a church
a set of china consisting of coffee cups and saucers, a pot, milk jug, and sugar bowl
a special delivery service
The Customs Service is a United States federal organization which is responsible for collecting taxes on imported and exported goods. Compare → Customs and Excise .