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serving (n.)

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

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Definitions of serving from WordNet

serving (n.)
an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal;
there's enough for two servings each
Synonyms: helping / portion
serving (n.)
the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone;
Synonyms: service / service of process
From wordnet.princeton.edu