Definition of server
1 : one that serves food or drink
2 : the player who serves (as in tennis)
3 : something used in serving food or drink
4 : one that serves legal processes upon another
5 : the celebrant's assistant at mass
6 : a computer in a network that is used to provide services (such as access to files or shared peripherals or the routing of e-mail) to other computers in the network
Examples of server in a Sentence
She asked our server for another glass of wine.
we had barely finished ordering when the server brought our salads
Recent Examples of server from the Web
But U.S.-based Microsoft kept the emails on a server in Ireland.
But unlike some newer theaters, there are no servers delivering food or reclining seats, because there just wasn't enough room.
Information from the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections was also posted on the unsecured server.
In the lead-up to the dismissal, Rosenstein drafted a memo for Sessions and Trump outlining his criticisms of Comey’s actions during the federal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server last year.
Customer service: Friendly, attentive bartenders and servers.
Dine-in customers generally start arriving about 8:15 p.m. as the servers bring out the food for the buffet.
The endless stream of abstracts comes from the preprint server bioRxiv.
Jobs include front desk, night auditors, room attendants, laundry, maintanence techs, servers, bartenders, cooks, a sales manager and a sales coordinator.
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Definition of server for English Language Learners
: a person who brings your food and drinks at a restaurant : a waiter or waitress
: the main computer in a network which provides files and services that are used by the other computers
: the player who begins play in tennis, volleyball, etc., by serving the ball
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