Share this entry

Share this page

serve

Pronunciation: /sɜːv/

Translation of serve in French:

n

vt

  • 1 servir [country, cause, public]; travailler au service de [employer, family]
  • 2 servir [customer, guest, meal, dish] to serve sb with sth servir qch à qn
  • 3 (provide facility) [power station, reservoir] alimenter; [public transport, library, hospital] desservir
  • 5to serve a purpose être utile to serve the or sb's purpose faire l'affaire
  • 7 [Law] délivrer [injunction] (on sb à qn) to serve a summons on sb citer qn à comparaître

vi

  • 2to serve on être membre de [committee, jury]
  • 3to serve as sth servir de qch
  • 4 [Mil] servir (as comme sous) (under sous)
  • 5 [Sport] servir (for pour) Bruno to serve au service, Bruno

Idioms

it serves you right!

ça t'apprendra!

Definition of serve in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day glen
Pronunciation: ɡlɛn
noun
a narrow valley, especially in Scotland or Ireland