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Definition of serve noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

serve

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//sɜːv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɜːrv//
 
Tennis
 
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(in tennis, etc.) the action of serving the ball to your opponent See related entries: Tennis Word Origin Middle English: from Old French servir, from Latin servire, from servus ‘slave’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: serve