Serv"ice*a*ble (?), a.


Doing service; promoting happiness, interest, advantage, or any good; useful to any end; adapted to any good end use; beneficial; advantageous.

"Serviceable to religion and learning". Atterbury. "Serviceable tools." Macaulay.

I know thee well, a serviceable villain. Shak.


Prepared for rendering service; capable of, or fit for, the performance of duty; hence, active; diligent.

Courteous he was, lowly, and servysable. Chaucer.

Bright-hearnessed angels sit in order serviceable. Milton.

Seeing her so sweet and serviceable. Tennnyson.

-- Serv"ice*a*ble*ness, n. -- Serv"ice*a*bly, adv.


© Webster 1913.

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