serv- (Latin: to be a slave, to serve; slave).
From Latin servire, to be a slave, to serve; from servus, slave, which is an Etruscan loan word. The Latin servus is not related to servare, to save, preserve.
To have acquired, and thus to have, a rightful claim to; to be entitled to, in return for services or meritorious actions, or sometimes for ill deeds and qualities; to be worthy to have.
1. To remove what has been served, to clear (the table).
2. The "(course following) clearing the table," from the past participle of desservir, literally "to remove what has been served."
3. In the U.S., it refers to a sweet course eaten at the end or toward the end of a meal (pudding, pie, ice cream, etc.).
4. In the U.K., fresh or dried fruit and nuts served at the end of a meal.
1. Someone who serves another, especially someone employed to do household jobs such as cooking, cleaning, and serving meals.
2. Someone in public employ.
1. To work for someone.
2. To be useful or helpful for a particular purpose.
1. Word done by someone for another; such as, a job, a duty, a punishment, or a favor.
2. A system or opration by which people are provided with something they need, e.g., public transportation, or the organization that runs such a system.
Subordinate, subject to rule.
1. Of, belonging to or proper to a slave or slaves.
2. An excessive willingness to agree with someone or to do whatever demeaning thing someone wants.
3. Relating to dirty degrading work that is considered fit only for servants or enslaved laborers.
In the spirit of a slave; with servile fear or submission; cringingly.
1. A servant or attendant.
2. A (male) personal or domestic attendant (in early use chiefly, one who waited at a table); a man-servant.
The state of being a slave.
2. The state of being ruled or dominated by someone or something.
3. Work imposed as a punishment for a crime.
4. The condition of being a slave or a serf, or of being the property of another person; absence of personal freedom. Often, and now usually, with the additional notion of subjection to the necessity of excessive labor.
1. An excessive eagerness to follow the wishes or orders of others.
2. In a position of secondary importance.