serving

noun
serv·​ing | \ ˈsər-viŋ How to pronounce serving (audio) \

Definition of serving

: a helping of food or drink

Examples of serving in a Sentence

This is my third serving of mashed potatoes. According to the package, one serving size is 6 ounces.

Recent Examples on the Web

But don’t expect to get your daily dose of either from hummus alone: a two-tablespoon serving of the dip contains two grams of protein and one gram of fiber. Sophia Gottfried, Time, "Is Hummus Actually Healthy? Here's What the Experts Say," 11 July 2018 The American Heart Association recommends eating at least two 3½-ounce servings of fish a week. Consumer Reports, Washington Post, "From oatmeal to sardines, 7 foods that really can help hearts stay healthy," 7 May 2018 From cake stands in a gorgeous blush or green color to adorable ramekins for individual servings, the TV host has thought of everything. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Joanna Gaines's Easter Collection Drops in 4 Days and We Already Know What We're Buying," 20 Feb. 2019 Here, Chan’s stylist captured her serving up some major fashion inspiration on a blue couch complete with a beautiful floral arrangement and two bottles of Moët on a nearby table. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Celebrity Instagrams From The 2019 Golden Globes," 7 Jan. 2019 The details: There are 10 different recipes offered each week, in either two- or four-person servings. Glamour, "The 11 Best Healthy Food Delivery Services When You Just Can't With Grocery Shopping," 2 Jan. 2019 Spoon a bit of pesto into each serving and pass grated Parmesan at the table. David Tanis, New York Times, "A Soup for All Seasons (Even Summer)," 6 July 2018 When mom consumed between one and seven servings per week, her kids’ risk of obesity was between 11% and 20% lower, respectively. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "To reduce your risk of obesity, it helps to have a mom who follows five healthy habits," 5 July 2018 Cost per recipe: $0.97 Cost per serving: $0.97 Makes: 1 serving Ingredients: 1 whole grain tortilla ($0.37) 1 banana ($0.45) 2 Tbsp all-natural peanut butter ($0.15) Directions: On a tortilla, spread peanut butter. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "Here's How a Registered Dietitian Shops and Meal Preps on a Budget," 22 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of serving

1864, in the meaning defined above

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serving

noun

English Language Learners Definition of serving

: an amount of food or drink that is enough for one person

serving

noun
serv·​ing | \ ˈsər-viŋ\

Kids Definition of serving

: a helping of food He ate two servings of rice.

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