• (RP) IPA: /ˈsɜːvənt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsɝvənt/, [ˈsɝvn̩ʔ]

servant (plural servants)

  1. One who is hired to perform regular household or other duties, and receives compensation. As opposed to a slave.
    There are three servants in the household, the butler and two maids.
    • 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828 ↗:
      As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
  2. One who serves another, providing help in some manner.
    She is quite the humble servant, the poor in this city owe much to her but she expects nothing.
  3. (religion) A person who dedicates themselves to God.
  4. (dated) A professed lover.
  5. A person of low condition or spirit.
Translations Translations Verb

servant (servants, present participle servanting; past and past participle servanted)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To subject.

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