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SERVER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does server mean? 

SERVER (noun)
  The noun SERVER has 4 senses:

1. a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)
2. (court games) the player who serves to start a point
3. (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network
4. utensil used in serving food or drink

  Familiarity information: SERVER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SERVER (noun)


Sense 1server [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

server; waiter

Hypernyms ("server" is a kind of...):

dining-room attendant; restaurant attendant (someone employed to provide service in a dining room)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "server"):

carhop (a waiter at a drive-in restaurant)

counterman; counterperson; counterwoman (someone who attends a counter (as in a diner))

sommelier; wine steward; wine waiter (a waiter who manages wine service in a hotel or restaurant)

waitress (a woman waiter)


Sense 2server [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(court games) the player who serves to start a point

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("server" is a kind of...):

participant; player (a person who participates in or is skilled at some game)

Domain category:

court game (an athletic game played on a court)


Sense 3server [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

server; host

Hypernyms ("server" is a kind of...):

computer; computing device; computing machine; data processor; electronic computer; information processing system (a machine for performing calculations automatically)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)

Holonyms ("server" is a part of...):

computer network ((computer science) a network of computers)


Sense 4server [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utensil used in serving food or drink

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("server" is a kind of...):

utensil (an implement for practical use (especially in a household))


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