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
: 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
: to perform services for: such as
: to repair or provide maintenance for
: to meet interest and sinking fund payments on (as government debt)
: 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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