A butler is a servant.
Someone who acts as a maid or a butler is a servant.
- a person employed to perform services, esp. household duties, for another
- a person employed by a government
- a person devoted to another or to a cause, creed, etc.
Origin of servantMiddle English from Old French from present participle of servir from Classical Latin servire, to serve
- One who is privately employed to perform domestic services.
- One who is publicly employed to perform services, as for a government.
- One who expresses submission, recognizance, or debt to another: your obedient servant.
Origin of servantMiddle English from Old French from present participle of servir to serve ; see serve .
- One who is hired to perform regular household or other duties, and receives compensation. As opposed to a slave.
- There are three servants in the household, the butler and two maids.
- One who serves another, providing help in some manner.
- She is quite the humble servant, the poor in this city owe much to her but she expects nothing.
(third-person singular simple present servants, present participle servanting, simple past and past participle servanted)
- (obsolete) To subject.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
From Old French servant, from the present participle of the verb servir.
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