What does the word serve mean?

Usage examples for serve

  1. No, no, little one, you are not going to serve me like that! – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  2. He told me not to serve dinner, as he wasn't well. – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  3. But this is a case in which words only will not serve. – The Beetle A Mystery by Richard Marsh