The word service is a noun. Service means (1) the performance of duties by a waiter or servant, (2) periodic maintenance on a car or machine, (3) the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone, (4) (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play, (5) work done by one person or group that benefits another, (6) (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him, (7) employment in or work for another, (8) the act of mating by male animals, (9) the act of public worship following prescribed rules, (10) an act of help or assistance, (11) tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table, (12) a means of serving, (13) a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation, (14) a force that is a branch of the armed forces.
Service is also a verb that means (1) make fit for use, (2) mate with, (3) be used by; as of a utility.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word service.
- Answering Service Directory
Browse this answering service
provider directory for information about answering services in the United States of America. The photo on this page shows a customer service representative wearing a telephone headset.
- Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation was founded in 1993 to connect Americans with opportunities to volunteer their services. There are three major programs within the Corporation: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America. All three programs are described on the website as well as news stories, special projects, and how to get involved.
- Animal Service Guide
Browse this animal services provider guide and directory to learn about animal service
providers in the United States of America. The photo on this page shows a female veterinarian caring for a Labrador retriever.
- ETS: Educational Testing Service
Information about all the standardized tests provided by the Educational Testing Service, including SATs and GREs. Also information about test dates, registering for tests, and Official Test Prep materials.
- United States Fish and Wildlife Service
This is the website for the branch of government that is committed to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their environments. Users can find information about fishing, hunting, endangered species, conservation and much more.
- Internal Revenue Service
This is the official website of the IRS, a branch of the U.S. Treasury Department. The roots of the IRS go back to the Civil War when President Lincoln enacted an income tax to help pay for the war. It was repealed and enacted again in 1913 with the 16th Amendment. On the website, users can download tax forms, track refunds, and find specific information about tax laws and regulations.
- National Park Service
This is the official website for the National Park Service, created in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. Following its creation, over 100 countries organized similar services. The Service, part of the Dept. of the Interior, cares for the over 400 natural parks that include places as diverse as the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty. On the website users can search for parks by State and more.
- United Parcel Service (UPS)
UPS was founded in 1907 in Seattle and is now headquartered in Atlanta. In 2006, UPS delivered 3.9 billion packages and documents. Users can track their packages on this site as well as find locations for UPS stores or arrange for pickup. There are also many services that they offer to businesses of all sizes.
- USPS: United States Postal Service
USPS is an independent establishment of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government. It runs like a business. USPS delivers 213 billion pieces of mail each year to more 300 million people in 146 million homes and PO boxes. On the website, users can track and confirm mail, look up a ZIP code, calculate postage, locate a post office, find a postal store, and more. Also on the website is a history.
- WorldLingo Language Translation Service
This service, founded in 1998, was the first Internet service
of its kind. It translates in 140 languages. On the website, users can find out the kinds of translations they offer from automotive to legal to medical to gaming and many other types. They offer several different kinds of products, including a currency converter. They also will provide a quote for a professional human translation.
- W3C Markup Validation Service
This is a free service
that checks web documents in formats like HTML and XHTML for conformance to W3C recommendations and other standards. Can be searched by URL, File Upload, or Direct Input.
- CAS - Chemical Abstracts Service
CAS, located in Columbus, Ohio, is a division of the American Chemical Society. It is the producer of the largest and most comprehensive databases of chemical information. Its principal databases are Chemical Abstracts (CA), which contains over 27 million documents. CAS offers online, web-based, desk-top, print, and CD-ROM access to its databases, all available by subscription.
- Periodicals Service Company
PSC is a reprinter of academic journals that specializes in the supply of antiquarian backsets, back volumes and back issues of out-of-print journals and serials.
- Services Industry Advertising
This online advertising guide for the services industry features a discussion of business and consumer services and includes links to various service-oriented websites.
- Auto Service Directory
Browse this auto service
directory to find automobile service and repair shops throughout the USA. The vintage sign on this page promotes an automobile service and repair garage.
- Internet Information Guide
This Internet guide features a brief overview of the Internet and a variety of Internet-related links and resources.
Boldchat, founded in 2003, is a live chat service, suitable for any size business website. Boldchat guarantees its up-time. The website provides a 10-day free trial, and also lists pricing. On the site, users can find out about all the features of the products, including ways of customizing the service
for an individual business.
Founded in 1995, LivePerson is a provider of hosted solutions for managing online customer interactions. There are more than 5000 customers who use the software, including Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and EarthLink. The company offers services for large and small businesses. The website explains all of their products and services, and provides information about purchasing it.
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