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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sur-vis]
    • /ˈsɜr vɪs/
    • /ˈsɜː.vɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-vis]
    • /ˈsɜr vɪs/

Definitions of services word

  • noun services a service tree, especially Sorbus domestica. 1
  • noun services the shadbush. 1
  • adjective services of service; useful. 1
  • adjective services of, relating to, or used by servants, delivery people, etc., or in serving food: service stairs; the service pieces in a set of dishes. 1
  • adjective services supplying aids or services rather than products or goods: Medicine is one of the service professions. 1
  • adjective services supplying maintenance and repair: He operates a service center for electrical appliances. 1

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Origin of services

First appearance:

before 1100
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1100; Middle English (noun) < Old French < Latin servitium servitude, equivalent to serv(us) slave + -itium -ice; replacing Middle English servise, late Old English serfise ceremony < Old French servise, variant of service

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Parts of speech for Services


services popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

services usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for services

noun services

  • almighty dollar — money regarded as a major goal in life or as the basis of power: Love of the almighty dollar has ruined many people.
  • commencement — The commencement of something is its beginning.
  • consumer — A consumer is a person who buys things or uses services.
  • curtain-raiser — A curtain-raiser is an event, especially a sporting event or a performance, that takes place before a more important one, or starts off a series of events.
  • customer — You can use customer in expressions such as a cool customer or a tough customer to indicate what someone's behaviour or character is like.

verb services

  • bill — A bill is a written statement of money that you owe for goods or services.
  • boned — having had the bones removed from it
  • boning — Anatomy, Zoology. one of the structures composing the skeleton of a vertebrate. the hard connective tissue forming the substance of the skeleton of most vertebrates, composed of a collagen-rich organic matrix impregnated with calcium, phosphate, and other minerals.
  • debited — the recording or an entry of debt in an account.
  • debiting — the recording or an entry of debt in an account.

Antonyms for services

noun services

  • disservices — Plural form of disservice.
  • manufacturing — the making of goods or wares by manual labor or by machinery, especially on a large scale: the manufacture of television sets.

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