serve a purpose

Definition of serve a purpose

  1. :  to have a particular use or function :  to be useful or helpful in some way Everything on the boat serves a purpose .

Word by Word Definitions

serveplay
  1. :  to be a servant

    :  to do military or naval service

    :  to assist a celebrant as server at mass

  1. :  the act or action of putting the ball or shuttlecock in play in various games (such as volleyball, badminton, or tennis)

    :  a turn to serve

purposeplay
  1. :  something set up as an object or end to be attained :  intention

    :  resolution, determination

    :  a subject under discussion or an action in course of execution

  1. :  to propose as an aim to oneself


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