servant (plural servants)
- 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.
- 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.
- (religion) A person who dedicates themselves to God.
- (dated) A professed lover.
- A person of low condition or spirit.
- French: serviteur, domestique, servante
- German: Diener, Dienerin, Lakai, Kammerdiener, Zofe, Bediensteter, Bediener, Dienstbote; (rural) Knecht, Magd
- Italian: servo, servitore, domestico, famiglio
- Portuguese: empregado, criado, serviçal
- Russian: слуга́
- Spanish: sirviente, criado, mozo, doméstico, empleado
servant (servants, present participle servanting; past and past participle servanted)
- (obsolete, transitive) To subject.