server

[sur-ver]
noun
1.
a person who serves.
2.
something that serves or is used in serving, as a salver.
3.
a broad fork, spoon, or spatula for dishing out and serving individual portions of food, as vegetables, cake, or pie.
4.
Ecclesiastical. an attendant on the priest at Mass, who arranges the altar, makes the responses, etc.
5.
(in tennis, badminton, handball, etc.) the player who puts the ball or shuttlecock in play.
6.
a computer that makes services, as access to data files, programs, and peripheral devices, available to workstations on a network. Compare client ( def 5 ), file server.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see serve, -er1

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server (ˈsɜːvə)
 
n
1.  a person who serves
2.  chiefly RC Church a person who acts as acolyte or assists the priest at Mass
3.  something that is used in serving food and drink
4.  the player who serves in racket games
5.  computing a computer or program that supplies data or resources to other machines on a network

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Science Dictionary
server   (sûr'vər)  Pronunciation Key 
A computer that manages centralized data storage or network communications resources. A server provides and organizes access to these resources for other computers linked to it.
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Cultural Dictionary

server definition


Computer or software that performs administration or coordination functions within a network.

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Slang Dictionary

server

n. A kind of daemon that performs a service for the requester and which often runs on a computer other than the one on which the server runs. A particularly common term on the Internet, which is rife with `web servers', `name servers', `domain servers', `news servers', `finger servers', and the like.
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servers definition


server

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Example sentences for servers
This tier keeps data neutral and independent from application servers or business logic.
Application servers are software engines that deliver applications to client computers.
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