1. Doing service; promoting happiness, interest, advantage, or any good; useful to any end; adapted to any good end use; beneficial; advantageous. “Serviceable to religion and learning”. --Atterbury. “Serviceable tools.” --Macaulay.
I know thee well, a serviceable villain. --Shak.
2. Prepared for rendering service; capable of, or fit for, the performance of duty; hence, active; diligent.
Courteous he was, lowly, and servysable. --Chaucer.
Bright-hearnessed angels sit in order serviceable. --Milton.
Seeing her so sweet and serviceable. --Tennnyson.
-- Serv*ice*a*ble*ness, n. -- Serv*ice*a*bly, adv.
adj 1: ready for service or able to give long service; "serviceable
equipment"; "heavy serviceable fabrics" [ant: unserviceable]
2: having a beneficial use; "a serviceable kitchen gadget"
3: intended or able to serve a purpose without elaboration;
"serviceable low-heeled shoes";