[ noun ] (work) work done by one person or group that benefits another
"budget separately for goods and services"
Used in print(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
In carrying_out this program science has undoubtedly performed a very considerable service for which it can claim due credit .(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)
These services include procurement and technical assistance and notice of surplus sales and invitations to bid on Government contracts for products and services within the registrants ' field_of_operations .
SBA loans , which may be made to small manufacturers , small business pools , wholesalers , retailers , service establishments and other small businesses ( when financing is not otherwise available to them on reasonable terms ) , are to finance business construction , conversion , or expansion ; the purchase of equipment , facilities , machinery , supplies , or materials ; or to supply working_capital .
This system provides long - and short-term credit to farmers and their cooperative marketing , purchasing , and business service organizations .(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
The colonial period has generally left people believing that government can , if it wishes , provide all manner of services for them - and that with independence free_men do not have_to work to realize the benefits of modern life .
[ noun ] (business) a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
Used in print(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)
The system is composed of three credit services , Federal_Land_Banks and National_Farm_Loan_Associations , Federal_Intermediate ( short-term ) Credit_Banks , and Banks_for_Cooperatives .
The credit provdied by the first two services in the system outlined above is primarily for general agricultural purposes .
The third credit service , Banks_for_Cooperatives , exists under authority of the Farm_Credit_Act_of_1933 .
[ noun ] (religion,Christianity) the act of public worship following prescribed rules
"the Sunday service"
Used in print(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
From many sides come remarks that Protestant churches are badly attended and the large medieval cathedrals look all_but empty during services .(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)
He finished the worship service as if there had been no brazen attempt to dishonor God and man .(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)
Kate moved through all the preparations and services in a state of bewilderment .(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)
Jubal would not have minded it if service had not gone_to_pieces .
[ noun ] an act of help or assistance
"he did them a service"
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
Graham will be recognized for his meritorious service to baseball and will get the William_J._Slocum_Memorial_Award .(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)
He would sit inside the coffee_shop and pound a gloved fist upon the table and a girl would hear him and come running , bowing with her running , calling_out in her bowing , `` At your service '' .
[ noun ] (work) employment in or work for another
"he retired after 30 years of service"
Used in print(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
In 1931 Mrs._F._H._Briggs , agent and chief operator , who was to retire in 1946 with thirty years ' service , led agency offices in sales for the year with $ 2490 .
William_Hitchcock , who retired in 1938 , was a veteran of thirty-four years ' local service .
[ noun ] (military) a force that is a branch of the armed forces
Used in print(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)
Near the end of his service he wrote that when the war was over he was going to buy two pups , name one of them `` fall-in '' and the other `` close-up '' , and_then shoot them both , `` and that will be the end of ' fall-in ' and ' close-up '' ' .(U.S. Reports. Volume 364. Cases Adjudged in the...)
In his report to the Attorney_General , the hearing_officer suggested that the petitioner be exempt only from combatant training and service .
[ verb ] be used by; as of a utility
: "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities" "The garage served to shelter his horses"
Used in print(The Providence Journal BR-B16. Chicago Daily Tribune...)
The East_Greenwich_Fire_District services parts of Warwick as_well as East_Greenwich .
Feelers were put_out last year to the City of Warwick , as reported in your newspapers , suggesting investigation of a common rubbish disposal area to service the Potowomut and Cowessett areas of Warwick along with East_Greenwich .(An Act for International Development, A Summary...)
Without such forward planning , investment_funds are wasted because manufacturing facilities are completed before there is power to operate them or before there is transport to service them ; or a skilled labor_force is trained before there are plants available in_which they can be employed .
[ verb ] make fit for use
"service my truck" "the washing machine needs to be serviced"
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
I have been absolutely shocked at the ineptness of the young_ladies who are servicing person-to-person calls , special long-distance_calls , etc. .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 16005