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serf a person in earlier times who was like a slave. Serfs had to stay on the property where they worked and lived. If the land was sold, they were sold along with it.
sergeant a rank above corporal in the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, or Air Force. [3 definitions]
serial a long story that is divided into parts and produced at regular times. [2 definitions]
series a group of related things that come one after another.
serious marked by careful thinking or consideration. [4 definitions]
sermon a talk given during a religious service. [2 definitions]
serpent a snake.
serum the thin, watery liquid that remains when the solid parts of blood have formed a clot. [2 definitions]
servant a person, such as a maid or cook, who has a job working in someone else's home. [2 definitions]
serve to give aid or help; be of use. [11 definitions]
server a person who serves food. [2 definitions]
service the act or an instance of helping. [9 definitions]
service dog a dog that has been specially trained to be able to help a person who has a disability. Some service dogs may guide people who cannot see well. Some service dogs assist in daily living tasks, and some are trained to recognize serious medical events.
service station a place that sells gasoline and other things needed for cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles. Repairs are also made in some stations.
serving one helping of food or drink.
session a meeting or set of meetings of a court or a government council. [3 definitions]
set to put in a particular position or location. [19 definitions]
setback something that happens that slows, stops, or reverses progress that is being made.
set fire to to cause to start burning; ignite.
set in to begin or take effect.
setting the surroundings in which an event takes place; environment. [2 definitions]