Definition of server in English:


Syllabification: serv·er
Pronunciation: /ˈsərvər


  • 1A person or thing that provides a service or commodity, in particular.
  • 1.1North American A waiter or waitress.
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    • I want to thank you the waiters, the servers everyone was so nice and kind.
    • If bartenders and servers are insufficiently trained, every aspect of the operation suffers.
    • The set up crew stayed behind to act as servers, which gave the host and hostess time to interact with their guests.
    waiter/waitress, attendant, garçon, waitperson; busboy; hostess, host, maître d'; wait staff
  • 1.2 Christian Church A person assisting the celebrant at the celebration of the Eucharist.
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    • Have you considered being a cup bearer, alter server, Eucharistic minister, and/or reader?
    • The altar servers were Ashling and Niamh Farrell and Nellie Casey.
    • He also thanked the choir, the reader, the collectors, Eucharistic ministers, altar servers and all present.
  • 1.3A sideboard or similar piece of furniture, on which food to be served is placed.
  • 2A computer or computer program that manages access to a centralized resource or service in a network.
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    • When I go to the Macintosh, I can see the Linux server and access any file I want from it.
    • Access to reboot these servers remotely was not part of our job description.
    • Sales of storage systems, laptops, servers, software and printers jumped as well.

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