server ( servers plural )
1 n-count In computing, a server is part of a computer network which does a particular task, for example storing or processing information, for all or part of the network. (COMPUTING)
2 n-count In tennis and badminton, the server is the player whose turn it is to hit the ball or shuttlecock to start play.
oft adj N
...a brilliant server and volleyer.
3 n-count A server is something such as a fork or spoon that is used for serving food. oft n N ...salad servers.
time-server ( time-servers plural ) , timeserver If you refer to someone as a time-server, you disapprove of them because they are making very little effort at work and are just waiting until they retire or leave for a new job. n-count
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