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v. t. - To work for; to labor in behalf of; to exert one's self continuously or statedly for the benefit of; to do service for; to be in the employment of, as an inferior, domestic, serf, slave, hired assistant, official helper, etc.; specifically, in a religious sense, to obey and worship. 2
v. t. - To be subordinate to; to act a secondary part under; to appear as the inferior of; to minister to. 2
v. t. - To be suitor to; to profess love to. 2
v. t. - To wait upon; to supply the wants of; to attend; specifically, to wait upon at table; to attend at meals; to supply with food; as, to serve customers in a shop. 2
v. t. - Hence, to bring forward, arrange, deal, or distribute, as a portion of anything, especially of food prepared for eating; -- often with up; formerly with in. 2
v. t. - To perform the duties belonging to, or required in or for; hence, to be of use to; as, a curate may serve two churches; to serve one's country. 2
v. t. - To contribute or conduce to; to promote; to be sufficient for; to satisfy; as, to serve one's turn. 2
v. t. - To answer or be (in the place of something) to; as, a sofa serves one for a seat and a couch. 2
v. t. - To treat; to behave one's self to; to requite; to act toward; as, he served me very ill. 2
v. t. - To work; to operate; as, to serve the guns. 2
v. t. - To bring to notice, deliver, or execute, either actually or constructively, in such manner as the law requires; as, to serve a summons. 2
v. t. - To make legal service opon (a person named in a writ, summons, etc.); as, to serve a witness with a subp/na. 2
v. t. - To pass or spend, as time, esp. time of punishment; as, to serve a term in prison. 2
v. t. - To copulate with; to cover; as, a horse serves a mare; -- said of the male. 2
v. t. - To lead off in delivering (the ball). 2
v. t. - To wind spun yarn, or the like, tightly around (a rope or cable, etc.) so as to protect it from chafing or from the weather. See under Serving. 2
v. i. - To be a servant or a slave; to be employed in labor or other business for another; to be in subjection or bondage; to render menial service. 2
v. i. - To perform domestic offices; to be occupied with household affairs; to prepare and dish up food, etc. 2
v. i. - To be in service; to do duty; to discharge the requirements of an office or employment. Specifically, to act in the public service, as a soldier, seaman. etc. 2
v. i. - To be of use; to answer a purpose; to suffice; to suit; to be convenient or favorable. 2
v. i. - To lead off in delivering the ball. 2

The word "serve" uses 5 letters: E E R S V.

Direct anagrams of serve:
  sever   veers   verse

Words formed by adding one letter before or after serve (in bold), or to eersv in any order:
a -   averse   reaves   b -   breves   d -   served   versed   e -   reeves   severe   f -   fevers   g -   verges   i -   reives   revise   l -   elvers   levers   revels   m -   vermes   n -   nerves   o -   soever   p -   vesper   r -   revers   server   verser   s -   serves   severs   verses   t -   everts   revest   revets   verset   verste   u -   revues   v -   verves   w -   swerve   x -   vexers  

Shorter words found within serve:
er   ere   ers   es   eve   ever   eves   re   ree   rees   res   rev   revs   see   seer   ser   sere   vee   veer   vees  

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