serpentine, adj. 1. slender, svelte, lithe, elongated; wriggly, writhing, squirming, slinky; coiled, convoluted, spiral, (of a woman) Inf. curvaceous, anguilliform.
2. sinuous, winding, meandering, twisting; curvy, flexuous, curved, tortuous, crooked, bending; circuitous, ambagious, anfractuous, roundabout, devious; loopy, cloverleaf; vermicular, vermiculate, mazelike, labyrinthine.
3. shrewd, wily, cunning, crafty, artful, sly, slick, shifty, tricky, insidious; sharp, astute, canny, keen, clever, smooth, Inf. cute; designing, scheming, intriguing, calculating, Machiavellian. serrate, adj. 1. serrulate, saw-toothed, serrated. See serrated.
-v. 2. scallop, pink, jag, tooth, notch, nick,
serrated, adj. serrulated, serriform, Chiefly Biol. serrate, saw-toothed; crenate, crenelated, crenulate; toothed, Both Bot., Zool. dentate, denticulate; notched, nicked, jagged, jaggy, sawlike; zigzag, zigzagged, uneven, rough, in-and-out. servant, n. 1. domestic, cleaning man, cleaning woman, cleaning lady, charwoman, Chiefly Brit, char; housekeeper, Fr. bonne a tout faire, Brit. Inf. slavey; factotum, steward, valet, gentleman's gentleman, butler, houseman; maid, upstairs maid, au pair girl, (in India) ayah, (in China) amah; cook, scullion; handyman, yardman; chauffeur, driver; cupbearer, footman, footboy.
2. employee, assistant, right-hand man, aide, helper, subordinate; girl or gal Friday, amanuensis, secretary, stenographer, steno; hireling, hired hand or man, hand, help, menial, flunky, lackey; bellhop, bellboy, redcap, porter; messenger, runner, copyboy, page, Sl. gofer, myrmidon; waiter, waitress, ganymede; janitor, doorman, concierge.
3. public servant, officeholder, state worker, government worker, servant of the people, minion. serve, v. 1. wait on or upon, wait on hand and foot, attend, minister to, care for, give service, be at [s.o.'s] beck and call; wait on table, waitress, cocktail waitress, give food and drink; offer refreshments, pass out or come around with refreshments.
2. (all of a term of service) hold, fill, go through, carry out, fulfill, complete.
3. help, render assistance, be of use or service, lend a hand, give a leg up, do a good turn, oblige, accommodate; aid, abet, succor, assist, avail, Archaic. bestead.
4. be in the service of, work for, be employed at or by, have a job with.
5. obey, be dutiful to, pay homage to, pay tribute to, honor, respect, revere, reverence, venerate, bow down to.
6. perform the duties of, do duty as, function as, work as, do the work of.
7. suffice, suit the purpose, serve the purpose, do, Inf. fill the bill, fulfill all requirements; be adequate, Inf. be O.K., Inf. be all right.
8. help, benefit, contribute to, conduce to; further, promote, advance, forward, give a boost; advocate, recommend, push for, Inf. plug for, Inf. put in a good word for; support, back, stand behind; facilitate, enable, make easy for, clear the way for; foster, cultivate, nourish, nurture, encourage.
9. (all of desire, needs, wants) gratify, satisfy, fulfill, content. service, n. 1. assistance, help, aid, abetment, abettal; good turn, favor, a hand, a leg up, benefit, contribution; boost, promotion, advancement, furtherance, advocacy, recommendation, support, backing.