1 help, assistance, aid, use, usefulness, utility, benefit, advantage:
May I be of service to you? You could do me a great service by not saying anything of this to my mother.
2 maintenance, overhaul, servicing, checking, repair, mending:
Must we send the copier out for service or can they do it in the office?
3 serving, accommodation, amenities, waiting, care:
The food is good but the service leaves much to be desired.
4 employment, employ:
How long have you been in my service, Jones?
5 use, utilization, usage, handling:
This old teapot has seen much service.
6 assignment, post, appointment, Military Brit secondment:
Oscar was on service in the Far East during the war.
7 rite, ceremony, ritual, worship:
I shall be attending a memorial service for Grimes on Saturday.
8 Often, services. army, navy, air force, marines; armed forces or services, military:
He was a pianist before joining the service.
9 Often, services. talents, help, professional care, work, advice:
You will need the services of a good accountant.
10 serve, serving; putting into play:
Clarke's tennis service is faster and more accurate than before.