Definition of server in English:

server

noun

  • 1A person or thing that serves.

    1. 1.1North American A waiter or waitress.
      • ‘The set up crew stayed behind to act as servers, which gave the host and hostess time to interact with their guests.’
      • ‘Right after the server brings my food, I offer a taste to each person at the table.’
      • ‘I now work at a café as a food server to support my family.’
      • ‘New servers and bartenders are certified in NRA's Bar Code program before they hit the floor.’
      • ‘I want to thank you the waiters, the servers everyone was so nice and kind.’
      • ‘Julia Stewart began her career in the food-service industry as a server at IHOP 32 years ago.’
      • ‘This scenario is then revealed as a drug-induced hallucination when the food server asks Harry if he wants anything else.’
      • ‘The menu was an all-Bulgarian affair, but the bilingual server was more than ready to assist.’
      • ‘In doing so, servers and bartenders should avoid words that make the order seem excessive.’
      • ‘Use gourmet coffee and tea and teach bartenders and servers how to brew them correctly.’
      • ‘The hostess ignored us at one point; the server didn't bring a spoon for my soup; wine, water, and bread were late.’
      • ‘He watched as a line of servers carried silver trays stacked with food in the direction the men had gone.’
      • ‘At a restaurant, you are paying for an enjoyable experience with a pleasant server and good food.’
      • ‘Food servers appeared dressed in white uniforms for the formal occasion.’
      • ‘A bartender quits, a server walks, and the process starts all over again.’
      • ‘I enjoy talking about food and wines with food servers and find it amusing to engage in heated debates.’
      • ‘Lee waved down the server behind the counter, who seemed to have been engulfed in conversation with one of the two men seated next to us.’
      • ‘At the large tables, the servers plunked down, with rude haste, one bowl of rice in the middle of each table.’
      • ‘The servers are presumably making more than a restaurant wage, yes?’
      • ‘If bartenders and servers are insufficiently trained, every aspect of the operation suffers.’
    2. 1.2Christian Church
      A person assisting the celebrant at the celebration of the Eucharist.
      • ‘He also thanked the choir, the reader, the collectors, Eucharistic ministers, altar servers and all present.’
      • ‘Have you considered being a cup bearer, alter server, Eucharistic minister, and/or reader?’
      • ‘The altar servers were Ashling and Niamh Farrell and Nellie Casey.’
  • 2A computer or computer program which manages access to a centralized resource or service in a network.

    ‘the software runs on a variety of Unix servers’
    • ‘It appears the issue lies with spam filtering software used by a number of internet service providers and web servers.’
    • ‘With a network server, computers can share a single telephone connection.’
    • ‘Dell sold eight million servers, laptops and desktop computers during the quarter.’
    • ‘Symantec plans to develop versions of the software for servers, workstations, laptops and handheld devices.’
    • ‘A server farm is a large collection of computer network servers.’
    • ‘Fiorina says segments such as Unix servers and computer-repair services are making money.’
    • ‘Consequently, block storage networks only allow servers to access their own disk volumes.’
    • ‘If you're running a network, you can configure, monitor and maintain anti-virus programs using your network server.’
    • ‘Access to reboot these servers remotely was not part of our job description.’
    • ‘Consera makes similar software for managing Windows servers.’
    • ‘It is used in personal computers and servers for low-speed system management communications.’
    • ‘Attacking both personal computers and network servers, the Nimda worm has already seriously affected one local business.’
    • ‘When I go to the Macintosh, I can see the Linux server and access any file I want from it.’
    • ‘There are also problems associated with securing and managing large numbers of servers.’
    • ‘Access to workstations, servers or network utility rooms should be reviewed.’
    • ‘Last year, the government blocked dozens of computer servers believed to be sending spam.’
    • ‘Sales of storage systems, laptops, servers, software and printers jumped as well.’
    • ‘By the end of next year, the dual-core product line will be broadened to servers and laptop computers, he said.’
    • ‘At the heart of your computer network sits a server.’
    • ‘Our solution bases itself on a cluster of identical Linux servers, providing various network services.’

Pronunciation:

server

/ˈsəːvə/