• (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play;
    • "his powerful serves won the game"
  • serve a purpose, role, or function;
    • "The tree stump serves as a table"
    • "The female students served as a control group"
    • "This table would serve very well"
    • "His freedom served him well"
  • do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function;
    • "He served as head of the department for three years"
    • "She served in Congress for two terms"
  • contribute or conduce to;
    • "The scandal served to increase his popularity"
  • be used by; as of a utility;
    • "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"
    • "The garage served to shelter his horses"
  • help to some food; help with food or drink;
    • "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"
  • provide (usually but not necessarily food);
    • "We serve meals for the homeless"
    • "The entertainers served up a lively show"
  • devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas;
    • "She served the art of music"
    • "He served the church"
    • "serve the country"
  • promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to;
    • "Art serves commerce"
    • "Their interests are served"
    • "The lake serves recreation"
    • "The President's wisdom has served the country well"
  • spend time in prison or in a labor camp;
  • work for or be a servant to;
    • "May I serve you?"
    • "The minister served the King for many years"
  • deliver a warrant or summons to someone;
  • be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity;
    • "Nothing else will serve"
  • do military service;
    • "She served in Vietnam"
    • "My sons never served, because they are short-sighted"
  • mate with;
    • "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"
  • put the ball into play;
    • "It was Agassi's turn to serve"

Scrabble Score: 8

serve is a valid Scrabble (US) TWL word

serve is a valid Scrabble Word in Merriam-Webster MW Dictionary

serve is a valid Scrabble Word in International Collins CSW Dictionary

Words With Friends Score: 9

serve is a valid Words With Friends word