Meaning of long service in English:

long service

Pronunciation /ˌlɒŋ ˈsəːvɪs/


  • Prolonged service in one post or role; specifically service in one of the armed forces for a long or the maximum period.


  • That involves or requires a long period of service; of or relating to such service; specifically designating a benefit or reward obtained as a result of a long period of service in a post, as "long service leave", "long service medal", etc.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Bellenden (c1495–a1548), poet and translator. From long + service.