active service

Definition of active service

  1. :  participation in a battle or battles He saw no active service during his time in the army.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  characterized by action rather than by contemplation or speculation

    :  producing or involving action or movement

    :  asserting that the person or thing represented by the grammatical subject performs the action represented by the verb

  1. :  the occupation or function of serving

    :  employment as a servant

    :  the work performed by one that serves

  1. :  to perform services for: such as

    :  to repair or provide maintenance for

    :  to meet interest and sinking fund payments on (as government debt)

  1. :  of or relating to the armed services

    :  used in serving or supplying

    :  intended for hard or everyday use

  1. :  an Old World tree (Sorbus domestica) resembling the related mountain ashes but having larger flowers and larger edible fruit

    :  a related Old World tree (S. torminalis) with bitter fruits

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