In the last year, he has revved up his serve by 10 miles per hour.
In the event that Pistorius is convicted, this distinction could serve him favorably.
serve the salmon from the heatproof platter or arrange the steamed vegetables and salmon on serving plates.
More than that, they deserve to be able to run for office, to serve as leaders and legislators, even president.
Two years ago, they began gleaning directly from farms to introduce more fresh produce into the diets of the people they serve.
Weissman and his co-workers have contended that this unaided principle will serve.
He tried to recall some forgotten detail of the business that might serve to occupy him.
If a princess cared to serve, she was none the less a princess!
To serve your friend would have been, I deemed, a labour of love.
Yes, it will serve him right,” replied Mrs Seagrave; “and be a lesson to him.
late 12c., "to render habitual obedience to," also "minister, give aid, give help," from Old French servir "to do duty toward, show devotion to; set table, serve at table; offer, provide with," from Latin servire "be a servant, be in service, be enslaved;" figuratively "be devoted; be governed by; comply with; conform; flatter," originally "be a slave," related to servus "slave," perhaps from Etruscan (cf. Etruscan proper names Servi, Serve, Latinized as Servius).
By c.1200 also as "to be in the service of, perform a service for; attend upon, be personal servant to; be a slave; owe allegiance to; officiate at Mass or other religious rites;" from early 13c. as "set food at table;" mid-14c. as "to wait on (customers)." From late 14c. as "treat (someone or something) in some fashion." To serve (someone) right "to treat as he deserves" is recorded from 1580s.
He no schuld neuer wondSense of "be useful, be beneficial, be suitable for a purpose or function" is from early 14c.; that of "take the place or meet the needs of, be equal to the task" is from late 14c.; that of "suffice" is from mid-15c. Meaning "render active military service" is from 1510s. Sporting sense, in tennis, badminton, etc., first recorded 1580s. Legal sense "present" (a writ, warrant,etc.), "give legal notice of" is from early 15c.
To seruen him fro fot to hond
["Amis and Amiloun," c.1330]
1680s, in sports (tennis, etc.), from serve (v.).