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service

adjective

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of or relating to the armed services
  • spent his time in the army as a correspondent for service newspapers

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service

noun

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1 an act of kind assistance
  • performed many services for the charitable organization

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2 the capacity for being useful for some purpose
  • that broom is worn out beyond all service

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3 the combined army, air force, and navy of a nation
  • at the time the country had about a million men and women in the service

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4 a large unit of a governmental, business, or educational organization
  • the OSS, the nation's wartime intelligence service

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The first known use of service was in the 13th century

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“Service.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/service. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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