1 a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there
3 an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; the host does not benefit and is often harmed by the association [ant: parasite]
4 a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers) [syn: master of ceremonies, emcee]
5 archaic terms for army [syn: legion]
6 any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event; "Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games"
7 (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
9 a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
10 (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network [syn: server] v : be the host of or for; "We hosted 4 couples last night"
- Rhymes: -əʊst
Etymology 1From hoste (French: hôte), from hospitem (nominative of hospes). Used in English since 13th Century.
- A person who allows a guest, particularly into the
- A good host is always considerate of the guest's needs.
- A person or organization responsible for running an event.
- Our company is host of the annual conference this year.
- A moderator or master
of ceremonies for a performance.
- The host was terrible, but the acts themselves were good.
- In the context of "Unix}} Any computer attached to a network.
Host(s) may refer to:
- Host (event), a television or radio show presenter
- Host (album), a 1999 album by the band Paradise Lost
- Hosts (novel), a Repairman Jack novel by F. Paul Wilson
- Hosts (World of Darkness), antagonists from Werewolf: The Forsaken roleplaying game
- Rutan Host, a fictional extraterrestrial race from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who
In science and engineering:
In other uses:
host in Tosk Albanian: Host
host in Danish: Vært (flertydig)
host in German: Host
host in Spanish: Huésped
host in French: Hôte
host in Dutch: Gastheer
host in Japanese: ホスト
host in Russian: Хост (значения)
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