“They would not be able to devote themselves so completely to service if they had a husband or kids,” asserts Piazza.
As Cutrone's 22-year-old personal assistant Andrew Mukamal put it: “We're at the service end of the fashion industry.”
This was a routine procedure, he explained, one that he would repeat many times during his service.
Prisoners even fill out questionnaires to rate the level of service.
As is the way with the Ukrainian Orthodox, the service was not spoken, but sung.
During this service, the most perilous action occurred in which he was ever engaged.
But in regard to Freet or to any graft in the service he was persistently silent.
He had read the service over her, out of her own prayer-book, without a break in his voice.
In antagonizing you farmers, I've opened the way for the enemies of the service to reach you.
The steamer was small and only fairly comfortable; the service was Chinese.
c.1100, "celebration of public worship," from Old French servise "act of homage; servitude; service at table; Mass, church ceremony," from Latin servitium "slavery, condition of a slave, servitude," also "slaves collectively," from servus "slave" (see serve (v.)).
Meaning "act of serving, occupation of an attendant servant" is attested from c.1200, as is that of "assistance, help; a helpful act." From c.1300 as "provision of food; sequence of dishes served in a meal;" from late 14c. as "service at table, attendance during a meal." Meaning "the furniture of the table" (tea service, etc.) is from mid-15c.
Meanings "state of being bound to undertake tasks for someone or at someone's direction; labor performed or undertaken for another" are mid-13c. Sense of "service or employment in a court or administration" is from c.1300, as is that of "military service (especially by a knight); employment as a soldier;" hence "the military as an occupation" (1706).
Also in Middle English "sexual intercourse, conjugal relations" (mid-15c.; service of Venus, or flesh's service). Service industry (as distinct from production) attested from 1938. A service station originally was a gas stop that also repaired cars.
type of tree or berry, extended form of serve (perhaps via Middle English plural serves being taken as a singular), from Old English syrfe, Old French sorbe, both from Vulgar Latin *sorbea, from Latin sorbus (see sorb).
1893, "to provide with service," from service (n.1). Meaning "perform work on" first recorded 1926. Related: Serviced; servicing.