serve a purpose

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of serve a purpose

: 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

serve play
  1. : to be a servant

  2. : to do military or naval service

  3. : 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)

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

  2. : resolution, determination

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

  1. : to propose as an aim to oneself


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