Definitions for: Serviceable


[adj] intended or able to serve a purpose without elaboration; "serviceable low-heeled shoes";
[adj] ready for service or able to give long service; "serviceable equipment"; "heavy serviceable fabrics"
[adj] having a beneficial use; "a serviceable kitchen gadget"



Webster (1913) Definition: Serv"ice*a*ble, a.
1. 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.

2. 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.

Synonyms: durable, fixable, in working order(p), long-wearing, maintained, operable, operational, practical, repairable, repaired, serviced, usable, useable

Antonyms: unserviceable

See Also: functional, useful, utile

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