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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rounding  \Round"ing\,  n. 
  1.  (Naut.)  Small  rope,  or  strands  of  rope,  or  spun  yarn, 
  wound  round  a  rope  to  keep  it  from  chafing;  --  called  also 
  2.  (Phonetics)  Modifying  a  speech  sound  by  contraction  of  the 
  lip  opening;  labializing;  labialization.  See  Guide  to 
  Pronunciation,  [sect]  11. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Service  \Serv"ice\,  n.,  or  Service  \Serv"ice\  [Properly,  the 
  tree  which  bears  serve,  OE  serves,  pl.,  service  berries,  AS 
  syrfe  service  tree;  akin  to  L.  sorbus.]  (Bot.) 
  A  name  given  to  several  trees  and  shrubs  of  the  genus 
  {Pyrus},  as  {Pyrus  domestica}  and  {P.  torminalis}  of  Europe, 
  the  various  species  of  mountain  ash  or  rowan  tree,  and  the 
  American  shad  bush  (see  {Shad  bush},  under  {Shad}).  They  have 
  clusters  of  small  edible,  applelike  berries. 
  {Service  berry}  (Bot.),  the  fruit  of  any  kind  of  service 
  tree.  In  British  America  the  name  is  especially  applied  to 
  that  of  the  several  species  or  varieties  of  the  shad  bush 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Service  \Serv"ice\,  n.  [OE.  servise,  OF  servise,  service,  F. 
  service,  from  L.  servitium  See  {Serve}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  serving;  the  occupation  of  a  servant;  the 
  performance  of  labor  for  the  benefit  of  another,  or  at 
  another's  command;  attendance  of  an  inferior,  hired 
  helper,  slave,  etc.,  on  a  superior,  employer,  master,  or 
  the  like  also  spiritual  obedience  and  love.  ``O  God  .  . 
  .  whose  service  is  perfect  freedom.''  --Bk.  of  Com. 
  Madam,  I  entreat  true  peace  of  you  Which  I  will 
  purchase  with  my  duteous  service.  --Shak. 
  God  requires  no  man's  service  upon  hard  and 
  unreasonable  terms.  --Tillotson. 
  2.  The  deed  of  one  who  serves;  labor  performed  for  another; 
  duty  done  or  required;  office. 
  I  have  served  him  from  the  hour  of  my  nativity,  .  . 
  .  and  have  nothing  at  his  hands  for  my  service  but 
  blows.  --Shak. 
  This  poem  was  the  last  piece  of  service  I  did  for  my 
  master,  King  Charles.  --Dryden. 
  To  go  on  the  forlorn  hope  is  a  service  of  peril;  who 
  will  understake  it  if  it  be  not  also  a  service  of 
  honor?  --Macaulay. 
  3.  Office  of  devotion;  official  religious  duty  performed; 
  religious  rites  appropriate  to  any  event  or  ceremonial; 
  as  a  burial  service. 
  The  outward  service  of  ancient  religion,  the  rites, 
  ceremonies,  and  ceremonial  vestments  of  the  old  law. 
  4.  Hence  a  musical  composition  for  use  in  churches. 
  5.  Duty  performed  in  or  appropriate  to  any  office  or 
  charge;  official  function;  hence  specifically,  military 
  or  naval  duty;  performance  of  the  duties  of  a  soldier. 
  When  he  cometh  to  experience  of  service  abroad  .  .  . 
  ne  maketh  a  worthy  soldier.  --Spenser. 
  6.  Useful  office;  advantage  conferred;  that  which  promotes 
  interest  or  happiness;  benefit;  avail. 
  The  stork's  plea,  when  taken  in  a  net,  was  the 
  service  she  did  in  picking  up  venomous  creatures. 
  7.  Profession  of  respect;  acknowledgment  of  duty  owed. 
  ``Pray,  do  my  service  to  his  majesty.''  --Shak. 
  8.  The  act  and  manner  of  bringing  food  to  the  persons  who  eat 
  it  order  of  dishes  at  table;  also  a  set  or  number  of 
  vessels  ordinarily  used  at  table;  as  the  service  was 
  tardy  and  awkward;  a  service  of  plate  or  glass. 
  There  was  no  extraordinary  service  seen  on  the 
  board.  --Hakewill. 
  9.  (Law)  The  act  of  bringing  to  notice,  either  actually  or 
  constructively,  in  such  manner  as  is  prescribed  by  law; 
  as  the  service  of  a  subp[oe]na  or  an  attachment. 
  10.  (Naut.)  The  materials  used  for  serving  a  rope,  etc.,  as 
  spun  yarn,  small  lines,  etc 
  11.  (Tennis)  The  act  of  serving  the  ball. 
  12.  Act  of  serving  or  covering.  See  {Serve},  v.  t.,  13. 
  {Service  book},  a  prayer  book  or  missal. 
  {Service  line}  (Tennis),  a  line  parallel  to  the  net,  and  at  a 
  distance  of  21  feet  from  it 
  {Service  of  a  writ},  {process},  etc  (Law),  personal  delivery 
  or  communication  of  the  writ  or  process,  etc.,  to  the 
  party  to  be  affected  by  it  so  as  to  subject  him  to  its 
  operation;  the  reading  of  it  to  the  person  to  whom  notice 
  is  intended  to  be  given  or  the  leaving  of  an  attested 
  copy  with  the  person  or  his  attorney,  or  at  his  usual 
  place  of  abode. 
  {Service  of  an  attachment}  (Law),  the  seizing  of  the  person 
  or  goods  according  to  the  direction. 
  {Service  of  an  execution}  (Law),  the  levying  of  it  upon  the 
  goods,  estate,  or  person  of  the  defendant. 
  {Service  pipe},  a  pipe  connecting  mains  with  a  dwelling,  as 
  in  gas  pipes,  and  the  like  --Tomlinson. 
  {To  accept  service}.  (Law)  See  under  {Accept}. 
  {To  see  service}  (Mil.),  to  do  duty  in  the  presence  of  the 
  enemy,  or  in  actual  war. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  work  done  by  one  person  or  group  that  benefits  another; 
  "budget  separately  for  goods  and  services" 
  2:  a  company  or  agency  that  performs  a  public  service;  subject 
  to  government  regulation 
  3:  the  act  of  public  worship  following  prescribed  rules  "the 
  Sunday  service"  [syn:  {religious  service},  {divine  service}] 
  4:  an  act  of  help  or  assistance;  "he  did  them  a  service"  [ant: 
  5:  employment  in  work  for  another;  "he  retired  after  30  years 
  of  service" 
  6:  a  force  that  is  a  branch  of  the  armed  forces  [syn:  {military 
  service},  {armed  service}] 
  7:  the  performance  of  duties  by  a  waiter  or  servant;  "that 
  restaurant  has  excellent  service" 
  8:  periodic  maintenance  on  a  car  or  machine;  "it  was  time  for 
  an  overhaul  on  the  tractor"  [syn:  {overhaul},  {overhauling}, 
  {inspection  and  repair}] 
  9:  a  complete  set  of  articles  (silver  or  dishware)  for  use  at 
  table  [syn:  {table  service}] 
  10:  a  stroke  (in  tennis  or  badminton  or  squash)  that  puts  the 
  ball  in  play;  "his  powerful  serves  won  the  game"  [syn:  {serve}] 
  11:  the  act  of  delivering  a  writ  or  summons  upon  someone  "he 
  accepted  service  of  the  subpoena"  [syn:  {serving},  {service 
  of  process}] 
  12:  a  means  of  serving;  "of  no  avail";  "there's  no  help  for  it" 
  [syn:  {avail},  {help}] 
  13:  the  act  of  mating  by  male  animals;  "the  bull  was  worth  good 
  money  in  servicing  fees"  [syn:  {servicing}] 
  14:  (common  law)  the  acts  performed  by  an  English  feudal  tenant 
  for  the  benefit  of  his  lord  which  formed  the 
  consideration  for  the  property  granted  to  him 
  v  1:  be  used  by  as  of  a  utility:  "The  sewage  plant  served  the 
  neighboring  communities";  "The  garage  served  to  shelter 
  his  horses"  [syn:  {serve}] 
  2:  make  fit  for  use  as  of  appliances  or  cars;  "service  my 
  3:  mate  with  "male  animals  serve  the  females  for  breeding 
  purposes"  [syn:  {serve}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    Work  performed  (or  offered)  by  a 
  {server}.  This  may  mean  simply  serving  simple  requests  for 
  data  to  be  sent  or  stored  (as  with  {file  servers},  {gopher}  or 
  {http}  servers,  {e-mail}  servers,  {finger}  servers,  {SQL} 
  servers,  etc.);  or  it  may  be  more  complex  work  such  as  that 
  of  {irc}  servers,  print  servers,  {X  Windows}  servers,  or 
  process  servers. 
  E.g.  "Access  to  the  finger  {service}  is  restricted  to  the 
  local  {subnet},  for  security  reasons". 

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