serving
noun Date: 1864 a helping of food or drink

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  • Serving — Serv ing, a. & n. from {Serve}. [1913 Webster] {Serving board} (Naut.), a flat piece of wood used in serving ropes. {Serving maid}, a female servant; a maidservant. {Serving mallet} (Naut.), a wooden instrument shaped like a mallet, used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • serving — [sʉr′viŋ] n. 1. the act of one who serves 2. a helping, or single portion, of food adj. used for or suitable for giving food to a person or persons at the table [a serving dish] …   English World dictionary

  • Serving — (Sarving), dicke, von alten Kabelgarnen geflochtene, platte, aber nicht spitzzulaufende Taue, welche hauptsächlich zur Bekleidung der Ankertaue u. zu ähnlichen Zwecken dienen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • serving — index adequate, part (portion), provision (act of supplying), ration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • serving — ► NOUN ▪ a quantity of food suitable for or served to one person …   English terms dictionary

  • serving — [[t]sɜ͟ː(r)vɪŋ[/t]] servings 1) N COUNT: oft N of n A serving is an amount of food that is given to one person at a meal. Quantities will vary according to how many servings of soup you want to prepare... Each serving contains 240 calories. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • serving — /ˈsɜvɪŋ / (say serving) noun 1. the act of someone or something that serves. 2. a portion of food or drink; a helping. –adjective 3. used for dishing out and distributing food at the table: serving spoon. 4. of or relating to someone who is still …   Australian English dictionary

  • Serving — Serve Serve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Served}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Serving}.] [OE. serven, servien, OF. & F. servir, fr. L. servire; akin to servus a servant or slave, servare to protect, preserve, observe; cf. Zend har to protect, haurva protecting. Cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • serving — 1. adjective That or who serves or serve. serving marines 2. noun a) The action of the verb to serve. The tennis match began with her serving. b) A portion (especially, of a meal) served to someone …   Wiktionary

  • serving — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Serving is used before these nouns: ↑bowl, ↑cart, ↑dish, ↑hatch, ↑plate, ↑size, ↑spoon, ↑tray {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adj. Serving is used with these nouns: ↑maid …   Collocations dictionary

  • serving — n. portion a generous, liberal; second; small serving * * * [ sɜːvɪŋ] liberal second small serving ( portion ) a generous …   Combinatory dictionary

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