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I was wondering, is it proper to say: "This server is healthy." knowing that "server" (https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/server) is a material thing?

Thank you!

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I assume you mean a computer serving information, not a waitress serving food.
Yes, it's a common metaphor.

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    It would be grammatically correct even if you were talking about a waitress. Dec 24, 2020 at 20:12
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    True, but it might not be proper... Dec 24, 2020 at 20:27
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    Yes, referring to a person as "this" is probably rude in most cases. Dec 24, 2020 at 21:53

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