• WordNet 3.6
    • n server utensil used in serving food or drink
    • n server (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network
    • n server (court games) the player who serves to start a point
    • n server a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Server A tray for dishes; a salver.
    • Server One who serves.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n server One who serves.
    • n server Specifically.
    • n server In the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, an attendant on the priest at a low celebration of the eucharist, who helps the priest to vest and unvest, arranges the service-book, lights and extinguishes the altar-lights, places the elements and cruets on the credence and brings them to the priest at the offertory, brings the priest the basin and towel and pours the water at the lavabo, pours out the ablutions of wine and water, and ministers in other ways. The server is usually a boy or other layman, and represents, as far as a layman can, the priest's assistants and the choir at a high celebration.
    • n server One who serves up a meal, or sets the dishes on table.
    • n server In the game of tennis or of lawn-tennis, the player who serves or strikes the ball first. See lawn-tennis.
    • n server That which serves or is used in serving. Specifically
    • n server A male animal, particularly a bull, that copulates with, or serves, the female.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Server one who serves: an attendant on the priest at the celebration of the Eucharist: the player who strikes the tennis-ball first: a salver, any utensil for distributing or helping at table
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. servir—L. servīre, to serve.


In literature:

From Maurice Gorman, coward and time-server, there was nothing to be hoped.
"Kilgorman" by Talbot Baines Reed
I will have no eye-servers under me.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
He is no wabbler or time-server.
"The Life, Public Services and Select Speeches of Rutherford B. Hayes" by James Quay Howard
But, time-server as he was, he was no sycophant.
"John Lyly" by John Dover Wilson
Only a craven time-server would say wait and see.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 22, 1916" by Various
The servers now brought in supper.
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
The server has two trials.
"Games and Play for School Morale" by Various
Time-servers wondered that his uncurbed speech never brought him to grief.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
Behind came an army of tent men: cooks, servers, and sutlers.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
It is a "let," too, if the server, in attempting to serve, misses the shuttle altogether.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various

In poetry:

And suddenly I know that now
The priest within, with shining brow,
Lifts high the small round of the Host.
The server's tingling bell is lost
"Battery Moving Up to a New Position from Rest Camp:Dawn" by Robert Nichols
It is even seen, time's something server,
In mankind's medley a duty-swerver,
At downright 'No or yes?'
Doffs all, drives full for righteousness.
"The Loss Of The Eurydice" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Ah, just for once, once only, be
An altar-server--stoop and set me
Upon the altar richly wrought
Of your most secret flower-sweet thought:
One nightlight's flicker burn for me
Before you sleep and quite forget me.
"The Least Possible" by Edith Nesbit

In news:

The new multiroom entertainment server has a unique iBLU feature, and it's completely legal.
When companies such as Google and Facebook design their own servers, switches and data centers, it's more a business decision than it is a test of their hardware-hacking skills.
ARM officials unveil the Cortex -A15 design, which will have features, including virtualization support, that will help it expand beyond smartphones and possibly into servers.
They're looking for 1,200 people to work as VIP suite attendants, servers, ticket scanners and parking attendants.
Microsoft introduced transparent data encryption (TDE) when it released SQL Server 2008, adding full database encryption rather than the limited cell-based encryption that debuted in SQL Server 2005.
Until recently, the number of books on Microsoft's SQL Server was small.
Here are some words servers can use to increase sales and provide customers with information.
IPhone Users Devour Data from Apple's Servers.
To disable the use of Server Message Block (SMB) 2.0 protocol on a Windows client, perform the following.
Customers said, 'You want me to do what with all of my servers.
Oracle's New Database Appliance Could Eat Into HP Server Sales.
Error messages returned from the server's oracle could then be used to read data from the target server.
And the winner is the Dell PowerEdge R720, the 12th generation two-socket, 2U Xeon server, which outperformed last year's CRN Product of the Year for Servers, its cousin, Dell PowerEdge C6145, by a substantial margin.
Microsoft last week released an updated monitoring pack for System Center 2012 running on Windows Server 2008 that provides reporting capabilities for Unix and Linux servers.
Servers 3 d3 Technologies d3 HD Media Server.

In science:

This means the servers can transmit y2 first (or before it receives y1 ).
Pretty-Simple Password-Authenticated Key-Exchange Protocol
The concept of a “server” is currently the traditional interpretation of the word, but might in future also refer to the multi-tiered data-GRID for data access and analysis.
CMS Data Analysis: Current Status and Future Strategy
Fernandes, Invariants for Lie-algebroids, preprint server math.
Chern classes and Lie-Rinehart algebras
To identify galaxies in the Tycho -2 Catalogue we have compared the positions of all objects in the Tycho -2 main catalogue and the Tycho -2 supplement 1 (Høg et al. 2002) with catalogues of galaxies and quasars available at the CDS FTP-Server (
Formalism and quality of a proper motion link with extragalactic objects for astrometric satellite missions
The Aladin image server is an example of such a VO service.
Discovery of optically faint obscured quasars with Virtual Observatory tools