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General dictionaries General (34 matching dictionaries)
  1. serve: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. serve: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. serve: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. serve: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. serve: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. serve, serve: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Serve, serve: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. serve: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. serve: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. serve: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. serve: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. serve: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. serve: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. serve: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. serve: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. serve: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. serve: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  18. Serve (tennis), Serve: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. serve: Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs [home, info]
  20. Serve: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  21. serve: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  22. serve: Rhymezone [home, info]
  23. serve: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  24. serve: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  25. SERVE: Stammtisch Beau Fleuve Acronyms [home, info]
  26. Serve: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]
  27. serve: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  28. serve: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  29. serve: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  30. serve: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  31. serve: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  32. serve: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. serve: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]
  2. serve: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  3. serve: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  4. serve: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. serve: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing [home, info]
  2. serve: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. serve: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. serve: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. serve: Sound-Alike Words [home, info]
  2. SERVE: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  3. SERVE: AbbreviationZ [home, info]
  4. serve: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Serve: Totally Unofficial Rap [home, info]

Sports dictionaries Sports (5 matching dictionaries)
  1. Serve: Racquetball Glossary [home, info]
  2. Serve: Tennis Glossary [home, info]
  3. Serve, serve, serve: Hickok Sports Glossaries [home, info]
  4. Serve: Inter Badminton [home, info]
  5. Serve: Sports Definitions [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (1 matching dictionary)
  1. serve: SeaTalk Dictionary of English Nautical Language [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (serve)

noun:  (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play ("His powerful serves won the game")
verb:  do military service ("She served in Vietnam")
verb:  work for or be a servant to ("May I serve you?")
verb:  devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas ("She served the art of music")
verb:  contribute or conduce to ("The scandal served to increase his popularity")
verb:  promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to ("Art serves commerce")
verb:  serve a purpose, role, or function ("The tree stump serves as a table")
verb:  spend time in prison or in a labor camp
verb:  put the ball into play ("It was Agassi's turn to serve")
verb:  do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function ("He served as head of the department for three years")
verb:  provide (usually but not necessarily food) ("We serve meals for the homeless")
verb:  help to some food; help with food or drink ("I served him three times, and after that he helped himself")
verb:  mate with ("Male animals serve the females for breeding purposes")
verb:  deliver a warrant or summons to someone
verb:  be used by; as of a utility ("The sewage plant served the neighboring communities")
verb:  be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity ("Nothing else will serve")
name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #78340)

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