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serve 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/sərv/,
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serving, present participle; served, past participle; serves, 3rd person singular present; served, past tense;
  1. Perform duties or services for (another person or an organization)
    • - Malcolm has served the church very faithfully
  2. Provide (an area or group of people) with a product or service
    • - a telecommunications company that serves southern New England
  3. Be employed as a member of the armed forces
    • - a military engineer who served with the army
  4. Spend (a period) in office, in an apprenticeship, or in prison
    • - he is serving a ten-year jail sentence
  5. Present (food or drink) to someone
    • - they serve wine instead of beer
    • - serve white wines chilled
  6. Present (someone) with food or drink
    • - I'll serve you with coffee and cake
    • - Peter served them generous portions of soup
  7. (of food or drink) Be enough for
    • - the recipe serves four people
  8. Attend to (a customer in a store)
    • - she turned to serve the impatient customer
  9. Supply (goods) to a customer

  10. Act as a server at the celebration of the Eucharist

  11. Play (a trick) on (someone)
    • - I remember the trick you served me
  12. Deliver (a document such as a summons or writ) in a formal manner to the person to whom it is addressed
    • - a warrant was served on Jack Sherman
  13. Deliver a document to (someone) in such a way
    • - they were just about to serve him with a writ
  14. Be of use in achieving or satisfying
    • - this book will serve a useful purpose
    • - the union came into existence to serve the interests of musicians
  15. Be of some specified use
    • - the island's one pub serves as a café by day
    • - sweat serves to cool down the body
  16. Function for or treat (someone) in a specified way
    • - the strategy served him well
  17. (of a male breeding-animal) Copulate with (a female)

  18. (in tennis and other racket sports) Hit the ball or shuttlecock to begin play
    • - he tossed the ball up to serve
    • - serve the ball onto the front wall
  19. (in tennis and other racket sports) Begin play for each point in (a game)

  20. Bind (a rope) with thin cord to protect or strengthen it

  21. Operate (a gun)
    • - before long Lodge was the only man in his section able to serve the guns
Noun
  1. (in tennis and other racket sports) An act or turn of hitting the ball or shuttlecock to start play
    • - he was let down by an erratic serve

  1. (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game"
  2. serve a purpose, role, or function; "The tree stump serves as a table"; "The female students served as a control group"; "This table would serve very well"; "His freedom served him well"; "The table functions as a desk"
  3. do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function; "He served as head of the department for three years"; "She served in Congress for two terms"
  4. contribute or conduce to; "The scandal served to increase his popularity"
  5. service: be used by; as of a utility; "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"; "The garage served to shelter his horses"
  6. help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"
  7. A serve (or, more formally, a service) in tennis is a shot to start a point. A player begins a serve by tossing the ball into the air and hitting it (usually near the highest point of the toss) into the diagonally opposite service box without being stopped by the net. ...
  8. (Served (wine)) Wine tasting (often, in wine circles, simply tasting) is the sensory examination and evaluation of wine. While the practice of wine tasting is as ancient as its production, a more formalized methodology has slowly become established from the 14th century onwards. ...
  9. The serving size of a food product is a confusing term, as it is found both on the Food Pyramid and on Nutrition Labels and has two related but differing meanings. The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion sets the standards for these meanings in the United States.
  10. the act of putting the ball or shuttlecock in play in various games; A portion of food, a serving; To be a formal servant for (a god or deity); to worship in an official capacity. [from 12th c.]; To be a servant for; to work for, to be employed by. [from 13th c. ...
  11. (serving) The action of the verb to serve; A portion (especially, of a meal) served to someone; That or who serves or serve
  12. (SERVED) Found guilty. Convicted.
  13. (Served) Displays on individual ad statistics and shows the percentage of times that particular ad has displayed relative to other ads in an Ad Group. ...
  14. (Served) Someone who eats it big time.
  15. (Served) The receiving of delivered legal documents.
  16. (Serves) goalie releases, other than a punt, sent to a teammate following a save.
  17. (serves) to remind each of us that our country’s health system does not
  18. (Serving) Used to describe the process of displaying an advertisement on a web site (ad serving) or delivering a web page to a user’s web browser. (See Web server.)
  19. (Serving) The protective wrapping of thread around the loops and centre of the bow string to protect it from wear.
  20. (Serv-ing) Sorta like James Francoing
  21. (Serving) A typical single serving of shrimp uses 1/3 pound or 150 grams of shrimp in the shell.
  22. (Serving) Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, Towson, Annapolis, Pasadena, Rockville, Silver Spring, Laurel, College Park, Frederick, Ellicott City, Upper Marlboro, Landover, Lanham, Severn, Severna Park, Dundalk, Essex, Timonium, Catonsville, Brooklyn Park, Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Westminster ...
  23. (Serving) Equals eight fluid ounces of a beverage.
  24. (Serving) Extra thread wound around a bow string in order to support the main fiber. Usually in the center of the string, where it will be gripped, and also at the loop ends.
  25. (Serving) Great serve - rarely makes a double fault – definitely one of the top 50.