serving

Definitions

  • Glad to Serve Any of the Descendants Of The Heroes 126
    Glad to Serve Any of the Descendants Of The Heroes 126
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n serving the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone "he accepted service of the subpoena"
    • n serving an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal "the helpings were all small","his portion was larger than hers","there's enough for two servings each"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing...
Serving Table Complete Serving Table Complete
Detail of Serving Table Detail of Serving Table
Serving in the Place of a Cravat--3-51-386 Serving in the Place of a Cravat--3-51-386
The dog is served water by one of his many attendants The dog is served water by one of his many attendants
And vowed he would serve them the same the next day And vowed he would serve them the same the next day
serving dish and spoon serving dish and spoon
Wolsey is served food and wine while minstrels play Wolsey is served food and wine while minstrels play

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pancakes are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Australia
    • Serving a. & n. from Serve.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The biggest hamburger that was served was 8,266 pounds. It was made at the Burger Fest in Seymour, Wisconsin
    • n serving Same as service,1.
    • n serving Nautical, same as service, 17.
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Quotations

  • Karl Albrecht
    Karl Albrecht
    “If you're not serving the customer, you'd better be serving someone who is.”
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel%20Smiles
    “The apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest of men have had to serve.”
  • Nikita Ivanovich Panin
    Nikita Ivanovich Panin
    “Two men please God -- who serves Him with all his heart because he knows Him; who seeks Him with all his heart because he knows Him not.”
  • Albert Schweitzer
    Albert%20Schweitzer
    “The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”
  • John Florio
    John Florio
    “Who has not served cannot command.”
  • William Wycherley
    William Wycherley
    “Women serve but to keep a man from better company.”

Idioms

First come, first served - This means there will be no preferential treatment and a service will be provided to those that arrive first.
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Serve time - When someone is serving time, they are in prison.
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Serve your country - When someone is serving their country, they have enrolled in the military.
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Usage

In literature:

This sauce serves many purposes.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
The next man of consequence after Ferguson was J. L. Camp, who served the system for eleven years.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
Place the dishes that are to be served at table directly in front of the one who is to serve them.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
The player who serves the ball should stand at a central point ten feet from the dividing line, and may serve the ball in two ways.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
Serve with rice prepared according to taste.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
The closet will have to serve for your suits of clothes, or, in lieu of that, your trunk.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
A foreigner serving on board, subject to some prince in friendship with us.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Serve decorated with celery tips.
"American Cookery" by Various
Serve on a platter, garnish with parsley and serve.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
It is now ready to serve for a variety of soups, named according to what is served in them.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
When done, fold over and serve on a hot dish.
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
She cherished him, and served him, and worked for him.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Serving as I would be served?
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
We will serve each other, and let it go at that.
"Beyond the Frontier" by Randall Parrish
Adams and Franklin framed the preliminary treaty of Versailles, and, as the first American minister to England, he served until 1788.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Yet the King he served left him often without a penny or a crust.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Lay the asparagus on individual serving plates, and pour the butter generously over it, or it may be served on toast.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
The asparagus served with this is, of course, canned.
"Gala Day Luncheons" by Caroline Benedict Burrell
When ready to serve, unmold and serve with custard, or 1 tbs.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
Yes, because you serve a miserable wretch, whom earth ought not to bear, and because you have made yourself a partaker in his crimes.
"The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
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In poetry:

Drunk beneath the moon,
He often attains sagehood.
Lost among the flowers,
He serves no lord.
"For Meng Hao-Jan" by Li Po
Riper, and riper now,
Each hour let me become;
More fit to serve below;
More meet for heaven my home.
"I Said, My God, At Length" by Horatius Bonar
It were no wonder
My memory deceived me. I have had
Many a worthy master, and this one
I served not long. He fell at Askalon -
But he was a kind lord.
"Nathan The Wise - Act IV" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Make thou a hallow'd church of thy abode,
And let thy family, like angels, be,
Where ev'ry one may duely serve his God,
According to his calling and degree.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
"One hour for sleep," we said, "and yet one other;
All day we served her, and who shall serve by night?"
Not knowing of thee, thy face not knowing, O mother,
O light wherethrough the darkness is as light.
"Mater Triumphalis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Since then, my God, thou hast
So brave a Palace built; O dwell in it,
That it may dwell with thee at last!
Till then, afford us so much wit;
That, as the world serves us, we may serve thee,
And both thy servants be.
"Man" by George Herbert

In news:

I want to thank those who are serving or have served in the military and their families.
If you don't want to serve all of this soup at once, cook only the amount of pasta and beef that you want to serve.
15 servings Serving size: 1/3 cup Yield: 4 cups.
The Salvation Army, 832 Sixth St in Bremerton, will be serving dinner on Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm Christmas dinner will also be served on Dec 24, from 11 am to 1 p.m.
Which is better, the traditional suckling pig recipe served in the town of in Negrais, or the one served in Bairrada?That's easy: both.
Lunch served 11 am to 3 pm Dinner served 5 pm to 9 pm.
In this image taken on July 9, 2012, an economy pound cake served with blueberries, cherries, and strawberries is shown in Concord, N.H. An old cookbook serves up a new take on pound cake.
12 servings Serving size: 2 tablespoon Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
8 servings Serving size: 1 1/2 ounces.
5 servings Serving size: 1 Tablespoon Yield: 1 jar (about 1/3 cup).
8 servings Serving size: 3 tablespoons dip Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Two of the many military veterans honored during a special program in PV on Monday are Derek Dutton (right), who served in the Army in Iraq, and his father, Phillip Dutton (left), who served in the Navy in Vietnam.
Yoder's fried chicken served with mash potatoes and gravy and fried okra is one of the favorite meals served at the Sarasota establishment.
4 servings Serving size: 2 tortillas plus 2/3 cup salsa.
2 servings Serving size: 3 ounces cooked fish.
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In science:

IV C) that can serve either as a small-scale parametrization of 2D turbulence (Sec.
Generalized thermodynamics and Fokker-Planck equations. Applications to stellar dynamics, two-dimensional turbulence and Jupiter's great red spot
This serves as a motivation for Definition 3.
Ellipsoidal shapes in general relativity: general definitions and an application
Section 2 serves to collect the notions from Colombeau theory needed in the sequel.
Elliptic regularity and solvability for partial differential equations with Colombeau coefficients
Ordinary differential operators may serve to illustrate a few further points: Example 4.3.
Elliptic regularity and solvability for partial differential equations with Colombeau coefficients
The Schwinger model and other similar theories [5, 6] have served as toy models in order to explain the confinement mechanism and the infrared behaviour of quantum field theories.
Comment on `A simple explanation of the non-appearance of physical gluons and quarks'
By the ‘energy principle’ we understand the property, that all energy of the selfgravitating system serves as source for the gravitational fi eld.
Close encounters of black holes
One filtration is responsible for the “law of large numbers” while another serves the “central limit theorem”.
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams
The metric tensor serves to define the curvature tensor on a symmetric space (subsection 5.1).
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
The resulting relations will serve as a motivation for our main theoretical results—transfer theorems and the extension of the singularity analysis toolkit.
Additive functionals on random search trees
These estimates will serve as the basis for the induction to follow.
Additive functionals on random search trees
When the dielectric functions vary, the A±k serve to identify how the wave coefficients are transferred across the dielectric structure from a region of asymptotically constant εL and µL on the left to a region of (possibly different) εR and µR on the right.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
We show in Sec. 5 how, in principle, absorption can be included and that the beam splitter itself serves as a convenient model of an absorber.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
In a sense, the family (1λ ) serves as a replacement for the identity.
Presenting generalized q-Schur algebras
On the other hand, a 3/4 -approximation is trivial: a random assignment satisfies an expected 3/4 ths of the clauses, and a derandomized algorithm is simple (our algorithm used to prove the lower bound for Theorem 4 can serve).
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
Subsections 1.1-3 serve to review Colombeau theory, fix our notations for generalized symbols, and also recall the corresponding result on the Cauchy problem for hyperbolic differential operators with generalized coefficients.
First-order hyperbolic pseudodifferential equations with generalized symbols
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