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

To receive food, people must arrive at the site 15 minutes before the serving time. Rachel Berry, Cincinnati.com, "CPS, public library branches to provide free meals over summer break," 3 June 2019 Whole farro: Since the grain is still intact, this version has the most nutrients per serving and strongest flavor. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Farro? Why You Should Add This Ancient Grain to Your Dinner Rotation," 30 May 2019 Coconut Melon Soup Yield: 4 to 5 servings (makes about 4 cups) Here, juicy melon is blended with honey, lime juice and coconut milk then chilled and served elegantly with a small scoop of coconut sorbet and a shower of fresh mint. Ellie Krieger, charlotteobserver, "This dessert could be cooler than ice cream on a hot day," 3 July 2018 For a 1,000mg vial, like this Rosebud oil, one full dropper is around 33mg; Try to aim for between 15-25mg per serving of the brownies. Marie Claire, "You Can Put CBD in That: Chocolatey Peanut Butter Brownies," 19 Apr. 2019 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

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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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