• WordNet 3.6
    • adj serviceable intended or able to serve a purpose without elaboration; "serviceable low-heeled shoes"
    • adj serviceable ready for service or able to give long service "serviceable equipment","heavy serviceable fabrics"
    • adj serviceable capable of being put to good use "a serviceable kitchen gadget"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Sample of the "Capital News and Feature Service" Sample of the "Capital News and Feature Service"
Lafayette Offering His Services to Franklin Lafayette Offering His Services to Franklin
Distinguished Service Cross Distinguished Service Cross
Distinguished Service Order Distinguished Service Order

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Israel is the only country in the world, which has compulsory military service for women.
    • Serviceable Doing service; promoting happiness, interest, advantage, or any good; useful to any end; adapted to any good end use; beneficial; advantageous. "Serviceable to religion and learning""Serviceable tools.""I know thee well, a serviceable villain."
    • Serviceable Prepared for rendering service; capable of, or fit for, the performance of duty; hence, active; diligent. "Courteous he was, lowly, and servysable .""Bright-hearnessed angels sit in order serviceable .""Seeing her so sweet and serviceable ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The standard blue U.S. Postal Service mailbox can hold approximately 4,000 letters at a time.
    • serviceable Disposed to be of service; willing; diligent; attentive.
    • serviceable Connected with service; proffering service.
    • serviceable Capable of rendering useful service; promoting happiness, interest, advantage, or any good; useful; beneficial; advantageous.
    • serviceable Durable; admitting of hard or long use or wear: as, a serviceable fabric.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Jean Marie Butler was the first woman graduate from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1980. She also was the first woman to graduate from any U.S. service academy.
    • adj Serviceable able or willing to serve: advantageous: useful: capable of rendering long service, durable
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  • Steven J. Ross
    Steven J. Ross
    “Quality, service, cleanliness, and value.”
  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It is not enough to give the customer excellent service. You must subtly make him aware of the great service he is getting.”
  • George W. Goethals
    George W. Goethals
    “Faith in the ability of a leader is of slight service unless it be united with faith in his justice.”
  • Daniel J. Boorstin
    “A sign of celebrity is often that their name is worth more than their services.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    “Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.”


Lip service - When people pay lip service to something, they express their respect, but they don't act on their words, so the respect is hollow and empty.
Yeoman's service - (UK) To do yeoman's service is to serve in an exemplary manner.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. servitium.


In literature:

At early service yesterday among the Intercessions was one for patience in this time of trial waiting for our proper work.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
All religious denominations used the spacious auditorium for their services.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
The Forestry Service under the Engineer Corps has cut the greater part of the timber and railway ties required.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Rain or shine, the faithful assembled for two services.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
The finest looking and largest men are detailed for service on Broadway.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
A form of service was printed on slips of paper, and on Sunday, May 13th, we had services for the three infantry brigades.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
Every one has seen service somewhere outside his country.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
When the time of service came Densuke appeared in full uniform and with his pike.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Certainly the King did not hasten to do me this kindly service.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
Railroad service was crippled, mails delayed and telegraph and telephone service hampered.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
Every child, large and small, in city and country, can learn to do this work and can thus perform a real service.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
Lucian alludes to the service of these devoted women in prisons.
"Deaconesses in Europe" by Jane M. Bancroft
We held three religious services every day, and between these services taught the people to read in the Syllabic characters.
"By Canoe and Dog-Train" by Egerton Ryerson Young
Wealth and public service, 515.
"Ethics" by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
The closing of services while the reconstruction was in progress gave Mr.
"Sketches of Successful New Hampshire Men" by Various
None of these counties has really adequate train service.
"The Church on the Changing Frontier" by Helen O. Belknap
Pilate, after ten years of service, was disgraced and called to Rome.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
It was his last service to his adopted country.
"The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 2 of 2" by Edward Tyas Cook
Each is valued for its service or its series of services.
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
Alongside of Home and Hospital Service in the army and navy stood the Bureaus of Outpost Service and of Army Field Service.
"With the Doughboy in France" by Edward Hungerford

In poetry:

Yet somehow I can't figure why
You make the Service sore
You're really quite as handsome as
The one the Captain wore.
"Old F. S. Coat" by Robert A Donaldson
No trustier service claimed the wreath
For Sparta's bravest son;
No truer soldier sleeps beneath
The mound of Marathon;
"A Memorial tribute" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"'Wicked weather for walking,"
Said Eddi of Manhood End.
"But I must go on with the service
For such as care to attend."
"Eddi's Service" by Rudyard Kipling
Sickness may be more hale than health,
And service kingdom high;
Yea, poverty be bounty's wealth,
To give like God thereby.
"The Widow With The Two Mites" by George MacDonald
Yet, weak and blinded though we be,
Thou dost our service own;
We bring our varying gifts to Thee,
And Thou rejectest none.
"Our Master" by John Greenleaf Whittier
We held it as the leaves of life
In hidden silent service fold
About a Rose's heart of gold,
So jealous of all outer strife!
"Our White Dove" by Gerald Massey

In news:

Products & Services: Kennels/Services, Pet Apparel, Pet Grooming, Pet Supplies.
He will oversee the growth of the Military Aftermarket Services business through the operational shops and Air Force bases where Military Aftermarket Services performs maintenance.
There's a wide variety in catering services, both in types of food offered and services supplied.
Google Inc (GOOG GOOG), owner of the world's most popular search engine, unveiled a cloud- computing service for building and running applications to help woo customers and challenge Inc (AMZN AMZN) 's Web Services.
Service cuts seems inevitable as fewer people are using the increasingly expensive service.
When consumers don't have to pay for the services they use, they won't care what those services cost.
Lutheran Family Service, a state-wide provider of faith-based counseling services for individuals, couples, families and children, recently announced the placement of a new therapist.
The fire company was in service for 50 minutes and the ambulances were in service for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Services will be at 2 pm Monday at Lynch Funeral Service in Greenville.
Innovations to VSI's Vertical Services Platform technology combine business process management with service guidance to improve end-to-end service.
To David Bowles, owner of Environmental Services of Charlotte Inc, a full-service HVAC company based in Charlotte, N.C.
JOLIET — Shabbat Services for the Joliet Jewish congregation will be held at 7 pm on Friday evenings, while Saturday services are at 9 a.m.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday, Nov 9, 2012, at Sawyer – Pickett Funeral & Cremation service in North Vernon.
Services are pending at Merkle Funeral Service.
C Spire Wireless launched a new service last week that provides high-quality home phone service using the company's network rather than a traditional landline or broadband connection.

In science:

Medhi, “Server operational cost optimiza tion for cloud computing service providers over a time horizon,” in Proceedings of the 11th USENIX conference on Hot topics in management of internet, cloud, and enterprise networks and services, 2011, pp. 4–4. M.
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers
We implemented our service for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (Abazajian et al. 2009) data (see Fig. 3) as a Universal Worker Service (Harrison & Rixon 2011) that executes a compiled binary on a server.
Lessons learnt in building VO resources: binding together several VO standards into an operational service
In order to facilitate analysis, querying and collaboration over such infrastructures, numerous projects in the domain have built community specific high-level distributed services. These include pipeline management, provenance, image handling and anonymization services [1, 2].
Reusable Services from the neuGRID Project for Grid-Based Health Applications
Grid platforms, thereby creating a foundation of cross-community and cross-platform services. For the purposes of this paper emphasis will be placed on the pipeline specification and glueing services as examples of the neuGRID services.
Reusable Services from the neuGRID Project for Grid-Based Health Applications
The neuGRID designers have adopted a layered approach by isolating user facing functionality from the backend Grid infrastructure, to deliver sets of services that address the requirements of its user community and, at the same time, maximizing the poss ibility of service reuse.
Reusable Services from the neuGRID Project for Grid-Based Health Applications
Creating well-formed scalable services, which are stateless a t the same time.  Enabling service redundancy.
Reusable Services from the neuGRID Project for Grid-Based Health Applications
The service interfaces need changes with every new release of a middleware to cope with the middleware evolution. The middleware agnostic services will not have to undergo these changes since an abstraction layer will shield the services when the underlying middleware evolves.
Reusable Services from the neuGRID Project for Grid-Based Health Applications
At the Grid end, the design integrates seamlessly with other neuGRID services, including the Glueing Service.
Reusable Services from the neuGRID Project for Grid-Based Health Applications
Services are designed and built upon a standards based service-oriented architecture.
Reusable Services from the neuGRID Project for Grid-Based Health Applications
Future work includes the implementation of the services that have been identified in the service layer and their composition into different biomedical applications.
Reusable Services from the neuGRID Project for Grid-Based Health Applications
Deep Resource (In)Dependence Analysis: The availability risks discussed in Section 3 result from the fact that cloud service and infrastructure providers usually do not reveal the deep dependency structure underlying their services.
Icebergs in the Clouds: the Other Risks of Cloud Computing
Since the Cloud is the underlying delivery mechanism, Cloud based applications and services may support any type of software application or service in use today . The essential characteristics of Cloud Computing include : 1.
IDPS: An Integrated Intrusion Handling Model for Cloud
This research has made use of NASA’s Astrophysics Data System Bibliographic Services, and the ArXiv preprint service hosted by Cornell University.
Rossiter-McLaughlin Effect Measurements for WASP-16, WASP-25 and WASP-31
The outcome is to point out the research gap as far as web services supply chains and the QoS aspects of web services supply chains are considered and possible future research work.
Web Services Supply Chains: A Literature Review
The dynamism makes these supply chains more different from the service supply chains definitions in the literature. The advent of advanced concepts like service oriented architecture SOA and web services have made the dynamic collaboration possible .
Web Services Supply Chains: A Literature Review