English dictionary definition of:

serve


Noun

  • (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play

Verb

  • put the ball into play
  • do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function
  • provide (usually but not necessarily food)
  • help to some food; help with food or drink
  • mate with
  • deliver a warrant or summons to someone
  • do military service
  • work for or be a servant to
  • be used by; as of a utility
  • devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas
  • be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
  • contribute or conduce to
  • promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to
  • serve a purpose, role, or function
  • spend time in prison or in a labor camp

Thesaurus

answer assist attend dish do function help process service suffice

Spellzone course content

View spelling list Words ending in -ve and learn about the word serve in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 3. Spelling the consonant sounds, Part 2.

View spelling list er and ear words and learn about the word serve in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 11. Spelling choices for /er/ sound: er, ir, ur, ear + wor.

Scrabble score for serve


Scrabble score = 8

generated at 04:22:19 on 19-01-20

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