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serving

[sur-ving] /ˈsɜr vɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that serves.
2.
a single portion of food or drink; helping.
3.
Electricity. a layer of material, as jute yarn or tape, that is applied to the core or the exterior of a lead-covered cable and acts as a protective covering.
adjective
4.
for use in distributing food to or at the table:
a serving tray.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see serve, -ing1
Related forms
unserving, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for servings

serving

/ˈsɜːvɪŋ/
noun
1.
a portion or helping of food or drink
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Word Origin and History for servings

serving

n.

"action of serving," c.1200, verbal noun from serve (v.). As "a helping of food" from 1769.

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