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noun as in server

noun as in serving tray

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Though entrepreneurs can hire others to join their business—a restaurant owner can employ waiters, for example, or a taxi owner can let others drive their car—they cannot get legal recognition for their business as a company.

From Time

While it’s difficult to get exact numbers of their contribution to the economy, these workers keep Jackson running by filling jobs in all sectors, from house cleaners and construction workers to cooks and waiters.

From Time

As digital ordering gains ground, robot waiters and chefs are likely not far behind.

The latest example is a new service from payment giant Square that reduces social interactions by eliminating many tasks performed by a waiter.

From Fortune

We were then surprised when a waiter came over, poured us water, and asked what we wanted to drink.

From Eater

“If you are a waiter, you can make twice as much in Austin relative to Flint,” remarked Moretti.

A waiter brings out some fresh pretzels and homemade pork and wine sausages.

Here, breakfast begins with a crusty cornetto alla crema served by a formal, dinner jacket-wearing waiter.

He was Russel Rebello, a 33-year-old ship waiter from India who deserves to be recovered so his family can have closure.

In Chobits, hapless waiter Hideki ends up purchasing a “persocom,” an android called Chi, and slowly falls in love with her.

He was dressed like a waiter, and he looked like one—a regular City waiter, you know.

“Let us have some of your best wine to-day, waiter,” said old Wardle, rubbing his hands.

He sealed the letter, addressing it to Cannes; called a waiter, late as it was, and desired him to post it.

"Lettres et journal pour monsieur," interrupted a waiter, entering with two letters and the Times.

A pedantic fellow called for a bottle of hock at a tavern, which the waiter, not hearing distinctly, asked him to repeat.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to waiter, such as: server, waitperson, waitress, attendant, garcon, and servitor.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.