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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Serviceable  \Serv"ice*a*ble\,  a. 
  1.  Doing  service;  promoting  happiness,  interest,  advantage, 
  or  any  good;  useful  to  any  end  adapted  to  any  good  end 
  use  beneficial;  advantageous.  ``Serviceable  to  religion 
  and  learning''.  --Atterbury.  ``Serviceable  tools.'' 
  I  know  thee  well  a  serviceable  villain.  --Shak. 
  2.  Prepared  for  rendering  service;  capable  of  or  fit  for 
  the  performance  of  duty;  hence  active;  diligent. 
  Courteous  he  was  lowly,  and  servysable  --Chaucer. 
  Bright-hearnessed  angels  sit  in  order  serviceable. 
  Seeing  her  so  sweet  and  serviceable.  --Tennnyson. 
  --  {Serv"ice*a*ble*ness},  n.  --  {Serv"ice*a*bly},  adv 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  ready  for  service  or  able  to  give  long  service;  "serviceable 
  equipment";  "heavy  serviceable  fabrics"  [ant:  {unserviceable}] 
  2:  having  a  beneficial  use  "a  serviceable  kitchen  gadget" 
  3:  intended  or  able  to  serve  a  purpose  without  elaboration; 
  "serviceable  low-heeled  shoes"; 

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