Meaning of serve at table in English:

serve at table


  • Serve people with food or drink.

    ‘French waiters are highly trained in the art of serving at table, but sometimes customers would happily settle for less expertise - if only there were more of them so that they didn't have to wait so long to be served.’
    • ‘He was not a factor but ‘was employed as a footman in livery and served at table and occasionally dressed and took care of his Masters Horses.’’
    • ‘They were served at table by a disciplined army of girls.’
    • ‘Apart from serving at table he listened sympathetically to their life-stories, encouraged them and praised their endeavours.’
    • ‘One day while serving at table he was reprimanded for not paying attention to his duties.’