noun Date: 15th century 1. one that serves food or drink 2. the player who serves (as in tennis) 3. something used in serving food or drink 4. one that serves legal processes upon another 5. the celebrant's assistant at mass 6. a computer in a network that is used to provide services (as access to files or shared peripherals or the routing of e-mail) to other computers in the network

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