serving

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Adjective[edit]

serving (not comparable)

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) That or who serves or serve.
    The serving staff at this restaurant are excellent.
    a serving-girl

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Noun[edit]

serving (countable and uncountable, plural servings)

  1. (uncountable, gerund) The act or process of serving.
  2. (countable) An instance of that act or process; also (usually, especially) the amount of food or drink for or served to one person; especially in relation to a meal.
    Synonym: helping
  3. (countable) A layer added to the outside of an electrical cable to protect it.
    Coordinate terms: insulation, sheath, sheathing

Usage notes[edit]

The term is commonly used to refer to individual portion sizes, or to denote the amount that one would consume in a single sitting.

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Verb[edit]

serving

  1. present participle of serve

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