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noun serv·er \ˈsər-vər\

Simple Definition of server

  • : a person who brings your food and drinks at a restaurant : a waiter or waitress

  • : the main computer in a network which provides files and services that are used by the other computers

  • : the player who begins play in tennis, volleyball, etc., by serving the ball

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of server

  1. 1 :  one that serves food or drink

  2. 2 :  the player who serves (as in tennis)

  3. 3 :  something used in serving food or drink

  4. 4 :  one that serves legal processes upon another

  5. 5 :  the celebrant's assistant at mass

  6. 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

Examples of server in a sentence

  1. She asked our server for another glass of wine.

  2. <we had barely finished ordering when the server brought our salads>



15th Century

First Known Use of server

15th century

Rhymes with server



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