1A person who performs duties for others, especially a person employed in a house on domestic duties or as a personal attendant.
- Many girls are used as domestic servants and are prevented from attending school.
- Financially they were well enough established to be able to employ a domestic servant.
- Sometimes clients or their families treat caregivers as maids or domestic servants.
domestic (worker), (hired) help, cleaner;
lackey, flunky, minion;
maid, housemaid, footman, page (boy), valet, butler, manservant;
drudge, menial, slave, water boy
1.1A person employed in the service of a government. See also civil servant, public servant.
- Being in public service exposes government servants to a lot of criticism, but praise, even if rare, is a great boost.
- Officers are employees and servants of the council and, in the last resort, take instructions from it.
- They also urged the public to come forwards with information in case they came across corrupt government servants.
1.2A devoted and helpful follower or supporter: a tireless servant of God
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- This case also reminds me that even the most devoted servants of God are not over the Gospel but beneath it.
- The pattern made plain in the Saviour, and then the apostles, is to be followed by all his servants.
- He was a great servant of the Conservative Party, a devoted constituency member and a very good friend.
helper, supporter, follower
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- Within our congregations, we want to hear, feel, sense, and see this expression of servanthood - that serving God is a blessing and an opportunity to be used by God.
- Through personal stories, scripture, and reflection, the authors speak about how we can better incorporate servanthood into our daily lives.
- Instead, he longed for role models for servanthood.
Middle English: from Old French, literally '(person) serving', present participle (used as a noun) of servir 'to serve'.
Words that rhyme with servantfervent, observant
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