server

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English[edit]

A Viennese beer server
A rack-mounted server computer
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Etymology[edit]

serve +‎ -er

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Noun[edit]

server (plural servers)

  1. One who serves; a waitress or waiter.
  2. A tray for dishes; a salver.
  3. (computing) A program which provides services to other programs or users, either in the same computer or over a computer network.
  4. (computing) A computer dedicated to running such programs.
    • 2013 June 14, Jonathan Freedland, “Obama's once hip brand is now tainted”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 1, page 18: 
      Now we are liberal with our innermost secrets, spraying them into the public ether with a generosity our forebears could not have imagined. Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

server

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of servō

Swedish[edit]

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server c

  1. (computing) a server

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Turkish[edit]

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server (definite accusative serveri, plural serverler)

  1. servant

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