Pronunciation: (sûr'ving),[key] —n. 1. the act of a person or thing that serves.
2. a single portion of food or drink; helping.
3. Elect.a layer of material, as jute yarn or tape, that is applied to the core or the exterior of a lead-covered cable and acts as a protective covering.
—adj. for use in distributing food to or at the table: a serving tray.