1. A program which provides some service to other (client) programs. The connection between client and server is normally by means of message passing, often over a network, and uses some protocol to encode the client's requests and the server's responses. The server may run continuously (as a daemon), waiting for requests to arrive or it may be invoked by some higher level daemon which controls a number of specific servers (inetd on Unix). There are many servers associated with the Internet, such as those for Network File System, Network Information Service (NIS), Domain Name System (DNS), FTP, news, finger, Network Time Protocol. On Unix, a long list can be found in /etc/services or in the NIS database "services". See client-server.

2. A computer which provides some service for other computers connected to it via a network. The most common example is a file server which has a local disk and services requests from remote clients to read and write files on that disk, often using Sun's Network File System (NFS) protocol or Novell Netware on IBM PCs.
All information accessible via the Internet is stored on one of several different types of a server.
door illEATurHARTout 12 april 2004
The politically correct word for waiter/ waitress, which is a very high stress job that usually pays under $3 and hour. Commonly confused by people who assume server can also mean; servant, maid, lesser being, jester, water bearer, slave, and sometimes even a dog. That is a common misconception.
Sever- I fucking quit this shithole of a job.

Manager of Chili's- What's wrong?

Sever- Fucking table 22 thinks I'm here to wait on them hand and foot and asks for 1 new thing every time i pass their table instead of all at once when I ask them if they need anything else. 33 thinks for some odd reason their 2 year old should be allowed to pour out all the sugar and then draw on it. Aaron's table 45 wants me to get refills for them because their server sucks, and some A-hole at 11 just snapped at me like I am his German Sheppard. Fuck You, Fuck Them, I quit.
door Boldamatticus 18 juni 2009
Person who takes your order and brings you food at a restaurant.
Kelly is an actress but she also works as a server at California Pizza Kitchen to pay her rent.
door JS 17 januari 2004
the politically correct form of 'waiter'\'waitress'
Hello--I’m Morgan, and I’ll be your server tonight!
door Victor Van Styn 25 juli 2005
A computer system with the main function of keeping you away from your own data or any information that is in any way remotely useful or entertaining.

It is presided over by a deranged creature with a god complex and no social skills known as a sysadmin.
Dilbert: Server's down!
Alice: Hold me!
door George McBob 21 mei 2009
A server is a base for connecting up players in the mojang computer game minecraft.
A local server is the same, but they are only available for people connected to the same WiFi network.
My server IP address is 192.135.5.68. Would you like to join it?
See also: minecraft.
door FutureMillionare 10 november 2013

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