- a person who serves.
- a person who waits on tables; a waiter or waitress.
- something that serves or is used in serving, as a salver.
- a broad fork, spoon, or spatula for dishing out and serving individual portions of food, as vegetables, cake, or pie.
- Ecclesiastical. an attendant on the priest at Mass, who arranges the altar, makes the responses, etc.
- (in tennis, badminton, handball, etc.) the player who puts the ball or shuttlecock in play.
- a computer that makes services, as access to data files, programs, and peripheral devices, available to workstations on a network.Compare client(def 5), file server.
- a person who serves
- mainly RC Church a person who acts as acolyte or assists the priest at Mass
- something that is used in serving food and drink
- the player who serves in racket games
- computing a computer or program that supplies data or resources to other machines on a network
n.late 14c., agent noun from serve (v.). Computer sense by 1992.
- A computer that manages centralized data storage or network communications resources. A server provides and organizes access to these resources for other computers linked to it.
Computer or software that performs administration or coordination functions within a network.