serv·​ing ˈsər-viŋ How to pronounce serving (audio)
: 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 Pregnant people should also limit their salmon consumption to two to three servings per week to prevent consuming too much mercury. Elisa Cinelli, Parents, 8 July 2024 This is useful for larger servings that might be a monumental task for a fork. Cody Godwin, USA TODAY, 8 July 2024 Eating three servings of baby carrots a week can give a significant boost of important nutrients found in the orange root vegetables, according to a new unpublished study presented June 30 in Chicago at Nutrition 2024, the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. Taylor Nicioli, CNN, 8 July 2024 According to a new study published in Osteoporosis International, a daily serving of prunes could decrease the risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis, a bone disease that makes a person’s bones weak and more likely to break. Sandra Rose Salathe, Flow Space, 3 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for serving 

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of serving was in 1864

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“Serving.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a helping of food or drink
another serving of vegetables
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