Etymology
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service (n.1)

c. 1100, "celebration of public religious worship according to prescribed forms or methods," from Old French servise "act of homage; servitude; service at table; Mass, church ceremony," from Latin servitium (in Medieval Latin also servicium) "slavery, condition of a slave, servitude," also "slaves collectively" (in Medieval Latin "service"), from servus "slave" (see serve (v.)).

The 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." The sense of "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" and "labor performed or undertaken for another" are mid-13c. The 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).

The meaning "the supplying of electricity, water, gas, etc., for domestic use" is by 1879; later extended to broadcasting (1927), etc. The meaning "expert care or assistance given by manufacturers or dealers to the purchasers of their goods" is by 1919. Service industry (as distinct from production) is attested from 1938; service there indicates the section of the economy that supplies consumer needs but makes no tangible goods (a sense attested by 1936). Service-charge is attested by 1929. A service station originally was a gas stop that also repaired cars.

At your service as a phrase of politeness is attested by c. 1600. Service-book, containing forms for public worship, is attested from 1570s. Also in Middle English, service was "the devotion or suit of a lover" (late 14c.), and "sexual intercourse, conjugal relations" (mid-15c.; service of Venus, or flesh's service). 

service (v.)

1893, "to provide with service," from service (n.1). Middle English servisen was "to serve (someone) as a knight or retainer" (c. 1300), from the noun, but it seems to have died with the feudal system and the modern verb likely is a re-coinage. Meaning "perform routine maintenance work on" is by 1926. Related: Serviced; servicing.

service (n.2)

type of tree native to continental Europe; also the fruit or berry of it, 1520s, servyse, serves, an extended form of earlier serve "the service tree" (perhaps via Middle English plural serves being taken as a singular), from Old English syrfe, Old French sorbe, both of which are from Vulgar Latin *sorbea, from Latin sorbus (see sorb). Service-berry is attested from 1570s; service-tree by c. 1600.

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Definitions of service
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service (n.)
work done by one person or group that benefits another;
budget separately for goods and services
service (n.)
an act of help or assistance;
he did them a service
service (n.)
the act of public worship following prescribed rules;
the Sunday service
Synonyms: religious service / divine service
service (n.)
a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation;
service (n.)
employment in or work for another;
he retired after 30 years of service
service (n.)
a force that is a branch of the armed forces;
Synonyms: military service / armed service
service (n.)
a means of serving;
Synonyms: avail / help
service (n.)
tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table;
Synonyms: table service
service (n.)
the act of mating by male animals;
Synonyms: servicing
service (n.)
(law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him;
service (n.)
(sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play;
Synonyms: serve
service (n.)
the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone;
he accepted service of the subpoena
Synonyms: serving / service of process
service (n.)
periodic maintenance on a car or machine;
Synonyms: overhaul / inspection and repair
service (n.)
the performance of duties by a waiter or servant;
that restaurant has excellent service
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service (v.)
be used by; as of a utility;
Synonyms: serve
service (v.)
make fit for use;
service my truck
the washing machine needs to be serviced
service (v.)
mate with;
Synonyms: serve
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Service (n.)
Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958);
Synonyms: Robert William Service
From wordnet.princeton.edu