yeoman's/yeoman work/service

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Definition of yeoman's/yeoman work/service

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: very good, hard, and valuable work that someone does especially to support a cause, to help a team, etc.
  • They've done yeoman's work in raising money for the organization.

Word by Word Definitions

yeoman play
  1. : an attendant or officer in a royal or noble household

  2. : a person attending or assisting another : retainer

  3. : yeoman of the guard

yeoman play
  1. : an attendant or officer in a royal or noble household

  2. : a person attending or assisting another : retainer

  3. : yeoman of the guard

work play
  1. : to perform work or fulfill duties regularly for wages or salary

  2. : to perform or carry through a task requiring sustained effort or continuous repeated operations

  3. : to exert oneself physically or mentally especially in sustained effort for a purpose or under compulsion or necessity

  1. : activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something:

  2. : activity that a person engages in regularly to earn a livelihood

  3. : a specific task, duty, function, or assignment often being a part or phase of some larger activity

  1. : suitable or styled for wear while working

  2. : used for work

  3. : involving or engaged in work

service play
  1. : the occupation or function of serving

  2. : employment as a servant

  3. : the work performed by one that serves

  1. : to perform services for: such as

  2. : to repair or provide maintenance for

  3. : to meet interest and sinking fund payments on

  1. : of or relating to the armed services

  2. : used in serving or supplying

  3. : intended for hard or everyday use

  1. : an Old World tree (Sorbus domestica) resembling the related mountain ashes but having larger flowers and larger edible fruit


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