Serpent vs Servant - What's the difference?

serpent | servant |


As nouns the difference between serpent and servant

is that serpent is snake while servant is one who is hired to perform regular household or other duties, and receives compensation as opposed to a slave.

As a verb servant is

(obsolete) to subject.

serpent

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A snake.
  • (label) An obsolete wind instrument in the brass family, whose shape is suggestive of a snake ().
  • (label) A subtle, treacherous, malicious person.
  • A kind of firework with a serpentine motion.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To wind; to encircle.
  • (Evelyn)

    See also

    * herpetology * lizard * reptile * snake

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    servant

    English

    Alternative forms

    * servaunt (obsolete) * (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who is hired to perform regular household or other duties, and receives compensation. As opposed to a slave.
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  • *:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
  • One who serves another, providing help in some manner.
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  • Derived terms

    * assigned servant * civil servant * manservant * maidservant * public servant * servantly

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To subject.
  • (Shakespeare)
    (Webster 1913)

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