Translation of "serve" - English-Japanese dictionary

serve

verb uk /sɜːv/ us /sɜrv/ present participle serving, past tense and past participle served

A2 to give someone food or drink, especially in a restaurant or bar

(~に)食事を出す
Are you still serving?

B1 to help customers and sell things to them in a shop

(客)に対応する, 接客する
Are you being served?

to do work that helps society

(社会に)奉仕する
to serve in the army
serve as something

to be useful as something

~として使われる, ~として役立つ
The spare bedroom also serves as a study.

to be in prison for a period of time

刑期を務める, 服役する

(Translation of “serve” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)