active service

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of active service

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : producing or involving action or movement

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

  1. : an active person : one engaged in an action or activity

service play
  1. : the occupation or function of serving

  2. : employment as a servant

  3. : the work performed by one that serves

  1. : to perform services for: such as

  2. : to repair or provide maintenance for

  3. : to meet interest and sinking fund payments on

  1. : of or relating to the armed services

  2. : used in serving or supplying

  3. : 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


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