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host 1

 (hōst)
n.
1. One who receives or entertains guests in a social or official capacity.
2. A person who manages an inn or hotel.
3. One that furnishes facilities and resources for a function or event: the city chosen as host for the Olympic Games.
4. The emcee or interviewer on a radio or television program.
5. Biology
a. An organism on which or in which another organism lives.
b. A cell that has been infected by a virus or other infective agent.
6. Medicine The recipient of a transplanted tissue or organ.
7. Computers
a. A computer or other device providing data or services that a remote computer can access by means of a network or modem.
b. A computer that is connected to a TCP/IP network, such as the Internet.
tr.v. host·ed, host·ing, hosts
1. To serve as host to or at: "the garden party he had hosted last spring" (Saturday Review).
2. To provide software that offers data or services, hardware, or both over a computer network.

[Middle English, host, guest, from Old French, from Latin hospes, hospit-; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots.]

host′ly adj.

host 2

 (hōst)
n.
1. An army.
2. A great number; a multitude. See Synonyms at multitude.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin hostis, from Latin, enemy; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots.]

host 3

also Host  (hōst)
n. Ecclesiastical
The consecrated bread or wafer of the Eucharist.

[Middle English, from Latin hostia, sacrifice.]

host

(həʊst)
n
1. a person who receives or entertains guests, esp in his own home
2.
a. a country or organization which provides facilities for and receives visitors to an event
b. (as modifier): the host nation.
3. (Broadcasting) the compere of a show or television programme
4. (Biology) biology
a. an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite
b. an animal, esp an embryo, into which tissue is experimentally grafted
5. (Computer Science) computing a computer connected to a network and providing facilities to other computers and their users
6. (Commerce) the owner or manager of an inn
vb
7. to be the host of (a party, programme, etc): to host one's own show.
8. (tr) informal US to leave (a restaurant) without paying the bill
[C13: from French hoste, from Latin hospes guest, foreigner, from hostis enemy]

host

(həʊst)
n
1. a great number; multitude
2. (Military) an archaic word for army
[C13: from Old French hoste, from Latin hostis stranger, enemy]

Host

(həʊst)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the bread consecrated in the Eucharist
[C14: from Old French oiste, from Latin hostia victim]

host1

(hoʊst)

n., v. host•ed, host•ing. n.
1. a person who receives or entertains guests at home or elsewhere.
2. an emcee, moderator, or interviewer for a television or radio program.
3. a company, place, or the like that provides services or resources, as for a convention or sporting event.
4. the landlord of an inn.
5. a living animal or plant from which a parasite obtains nutrition.
6. the recipient of a graft.
v.t.
8. to be the host at (a dinner, reception, etc.).
9. to act as host to.
v.i.
10. to perform the duties or functions of a host.
[1250–1300; Middle English (h)oste < Middle French < Latin hospitem, acc. of hospes host, guest, stranger, perhaps <*hosti-pot(i)s or *hos-pot(i)s=hos(ti)-, comb. form of hostis stranger (see host2) + -pot(i)s, akin to potis having the power to (hence, “one in charge of guests”)]

host2

(hoʊst)

n.
1. a multitude or great number of persons or things: a host of details.
2. an army.
[1250–1300; Middle English (h)oste < Old French < Latin hostis stranger, enemy; akin to guest]

Host

(hoʊst)

n.
the bread or wafer consecrated in the celebration of the Eucharist.
[1275–1325; Middle English oyst < Middle French oiste < Late Latin hostia Eucharistic wafer (Latin: victim, sacrifice)]

host

(hōst)
A cell or organism, such as a plant, animal, or alga, on or in which another organism lives or feeds. For example, a cat may be a host to fleas that feed on its blood, or a cell in the human respiratory tract may be a host to a flu virus.

host

  • host - One of its early senses was "army."
  • harbinger - Originally, one who provided lodging or acted as a host.
  • table d' hote, prix fixe - Table d' hote, literally "table of the host," is a complete meal with specified courses for a set price—and means the same as prix fixe.
  • French leave - Comes from the French custom of leaving a ball or dinner without saying goodbye to the host or hostess.

Host

 an army; a large number of men; a great multitude of people, animals, birds, insects, or things.

host


Past participle: hosted
Gerund: hosting

Imperative
host
host
Present
I host
you host
he/she/it hosts
we host
you host
they host
Preterite
I hosted
you hosted
he/she/it hosted
we hosted
you hosted
they hosted
Present Continuous
I am hosting
you are hosting
he/she/it is hosting
we are hosting
you are hosting
they are hosting
Present Perfect
I have hosted
you have hosted
he/she/it has hosted
we have hosted
you have hosted
they have hosted
Past Continuous
I was hosting
you were hosting
he/she/it was hosting
we were hosting
you were hosting
they were hosting
Past Perfect
I had hosted
you had hosted
he/she/it had hosted
we had hosted
you had hosted
they had hosted
Future
I will host
you will host
he/she/it will host
we will host
you will host
they will host
Future Perfect
I will have hosted
you will have hosted
he/she/it will have hosted
we will have hosted
you will have hosted
they will have hosted
Future Continuous
I will be hosting
you will be hosting
he/she/it will be hosting
we will be hosting
you will be hosting
they will be hosting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hosting
you have been hosting
he/she/it has been hosting
we have been hosting
you have been hosting
they have been hosting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hosting
you will have been hosting
he/she/it will have been hosting
we will have been hosting
you will have been hosting
they will have been hosting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hosting
you had been hosting
he/she/it had been hosting
we had been hosting
you had been hosting
they had been hosting
Conditional
I would host
you would host
he/she/it would host
we would host
you would host
they would host
Past Conditional
I would have hosted
you would have hosted
he/she/it would have hosted
we would have hosted
you would have hosted
they would have hosted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.host - 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 therehost - 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
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
hostess - a woman host
2.host - a vast multitude
concourse, throng, multitude - a large gathering of people
3.host - an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
intermediate host - a host that is used by a parasite in the course of its life cycle
definitive host - the host in which the sexual reproduction of a parasite takes place
parasite - an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host
4.host - a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)host - a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
entertainer - a person who tries to please or amuse
compere - British term for someone who introduces television acts or cabarets etc
Lord of Misrule - a person appointed master of revels at a Christmas celebration
question master, quizmaster - the host or chairman of a radio or tv quiz show or panel game
ringmaster - the person in charge of performances in a circus ring
symposiarch, toastmaster - the person who proposes toasts and introduces speakers at a banquet
5.host - archaic terms for armyhost - archaic terms for army    
Roman Legion - a division of from 3000 to 6000 men (including cavalry) in the Roman army
Sabaoth - (plural) hosts or armies; used in the book of Romans in the New Testament; "Lord of Sabaoth"
army, ground forces, regular army - a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
6.host - any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event; "Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
7.host - (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
recipient, receiver - a person who receives something
8.host - the owner or manager of an innhost - the owner or manager of an inn  
hostess - a woman innkeeper
padrone - an owner or proprietor of an inn in Italy
patron - the proprietor of an inn
victualer, victualler - an innkeeper (especially British)
9.Host - a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
bread, breadstuff, staff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
10.host - (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network
computer network - (computer science) a network of computers
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Verb1.host - be the host of or for; "We hosted 4 couples last night"
banquet, feast, junket - provide a feast or banquet for
wine and dine - provide with food and drink, usually lavishly
entertain - provide entertainment for
compere, emcee - act as a master of ceremonies
do the honors - act as the host and receive or introduce one's guests

host

1
noun hostess
1. master of ceremonies, proprietor, innkeeper, landlord or landlady We were greeted by our host, a courteous man in a formal suit.
2. presenter, compere (Brit.), anchorman or anchorwoman I am host of a live radio programme.
verb
1. give, hold, provide, throw, arrange, lay on, be the host of They hosted a dinner for visiting dignitaries.
2. present, introduce, compere (Brit.), front (informal) She also hosts a show on St Petersburg Radio.
Quotations
"A host is like a general; it takes a mishap to reveal his genius" [Horace Satires]
"Mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests" [Max Beerbohm Hosts and Guests]

host

noun2
1. multitude, lot, load (informal), wealth, array, myriad, great quantity, large number a whole host of gadgets
2. crowd, army, pack, drove, mob, herd, legion, swarm, horde, throng A host of stars from British stage and screen attended the awards ceremony.

host

noun
A very large number of things grouped together:
Translations
hostitelspoustahromada-kamoderátor
værtværtsplantevrimmelmængdepræsentator
isäntäjoukkojuontaajuontajatoimia
domaćinmnoštvovoditelj
házigazda
gestgjafihýsahýsillhÿsillfjöldi
プレゼンターホスト多数
뉴스 캐스터다수주인
milzumsnamatēvssaimnieks
hostiteľ
gostiteljvoditeljvoditeljica
värdmassapresentatör
เจ้าภาพจำนวนมากผู้นำเสนอ
ev sahibiev sahibi/sahibesikalabalıkkonakçıkonut
người chiêu đãingười thuyết trìnhnhiều

host

1 [həʊst]
A. N
1. (to guest) → anfitrión(ona) m/f (TV, Rad) → presentador(a) m/f; [of inn] → hostelero m, mesonero m
I thanked my hostsdi las gracias a los anfitriones or a los que me habían invitado
we were hosts for a week to a Spanish boyrecibimos en casa durante una semana a un joven español
2. (Bot, Zool) → huésped m
3. (Comput) (also host computer) → servidor m
B. VT [+ TV programme, games] → presentar; [+ conference] → ser anfitrión de
C. CPD host country Npaís m anfitrión

host

2 [həʊst] N
1. (= crowd) → multitud f
for a whole host of reasonspor un sinfín de razones
I have a host of problemstengo un sinfín or un montón de problemas
they came in hostsacudieron a millares
2. (archaic) (= army) → hueste f, ejército m

host

3 [həʊst] N (Rel) → hostia f

host

[ˈhəʊst]
n
(= person giving hospitality) → hôte m
Don't forget to write and thank your hosts → N'oublie pas d'écrire à tes hôtes pour les remercier.
(at official function) to be host of sth, to play host to sth [+ event] → accueillir qch
(in pub)patron m
[TV or radio show] → présentateur/trice m/f, animateur/trice m/f
(= large number) a host of → une foule de
a whole host of problems → tout un tas de problèmes
(RELIGION) the host → l'hostie f
(COMPUTING)serveur m hôte
vt
[+ TV or radio programme] → présenter, animer
[+ event] → accueillir, recevoir
hosted by sb [event] → organisé(e) par qn
(COMPUTING) vtfaire office de serveur pour

Host

n (Eccl) → Hostie f

host

1
n
Gastgeber(in) m(f); (in own home) → Hausherr(in) m(f), → Gastgeber(in) m(f); to be or play host to somebodyjds Gastgeber(in) m(f)sein; (in own home also) → jdn zu Besuch or Gast haben; to play host to an eventeine Veranstaltung ausrichten
(in hotel etc) → Wirt(in) m(f); your hosts are Mr and Mrs XIhre Wirtsleute sind Herr und Frau X; mine host (obs, hum)der Herr Wirt
(Bot) → Wirt (→ spflanze f) m; (Zool) → Wirt (→ stier nt) m
(on TV programme etc) → Gastgeber(in) m(f)
(also host computer)Host(-Rechner) m
vt banquet, ball, TV programmeGastgeber(in) sein bei; (country, city) event, conference, Olympicsausrichten

host

2
n
Menge f, → Masse f (inf); he has a host of friendser hat massenweise (inf)or eine Menge Freunde; a whole host of reasonseine ganze Menge or Anzahl von Gründen
(obs, liter)Heerschar f (obs, liter); a host of angelseine Engelschar; the Lord of Hostsder Herr der Heerscharen

Host

[həust] n (Rel) → ostia

host

1 [həʊst]
1. nospite m/f (TV, Radio) → presentatore/trice (Bot, Zool) → ospite m
2. vt (TV programme, games) → presentare

host

2 [həʊst] n (crowd) → moltitudine f
for a whole host of reasons → per tutta una serie di ragioni

host1

(houst) noun
1. (feminine ˈhostess) a person who entertains someone else as his guest, usually in his own house. The host and hostess greeted their guests at the door.
2. an animal or plant on which another lives as a parasite.

host2

(houst) noun
a very large number of people or things.

host

حَشْدٌ, مُضِيفٌ, مُقَدِّم hostitel, moderátor, spousta præsentator, vært, vrimmel Gastgeber, Menge, Moderator οικοδεσπότης, παρουσιαστής, πλήθος anfitrión, gran cantidad, presentador isäntä, joukko, juontaja hôte, multitude, présentateur domaćin, mnoštvo, voditelj moltitudine, ospite, presentatore プレゼンター, ホスト, 多数 뉴스 캐스터, 다수, 주인 gastheer, massa, presentator mengde, programleder, vert chmara, gospodarz, prezenter anfitrião, apresentador, multidão ведущий, масса, хозяин massa, presentatör, värd เจ้าภาพ, จำนวนมาก, ผู้นำเสนอ ev sahibi, kalabalık, sunucu người chiêu đãi, người thuyết trình, nhiều 主人, 节目主持人, 许多

host

n. [parasite] huésped, organismo que sostiene o alberga a otro llamado parásito;
___ defensesdefensas del ___.

host

n (parasitology) huésped m, hospe-dador m
References in classic literature ?
said Laurie, knitting his black brows as if he did not regard his young host in the light of a pleasant addition to the party.
Tom and Ned found it difficult to comprehend all the rapid Spanish spoken by their host, but they managed to understand some, and his eloquent gestures made up the rest.
Nature has made an impenetrable barrier on this side," he continued, pointing down the perpendicular declivity into the dark current before he dropped the blanket; "and as you know that good men and true are on guard in front I see no reason why the advice of our honest host should be disregarded.
They went out more; they frequented concerts and parties; they accepted, with their host and his family, an invitation to one of those opulent and barbaric entertainments with which a noted San Francisco millionaire distracted his rare moments of reflection in his gorgeous palace on the hills.
But seeing that our host sets us the good example of forgetting ceremony, I shall likewise throw it aside, and make free to intrude on his privacy.
Providence, in the person of this little girl, had assigned to Hester's charge, the germ and blossom of womanhood, to be cherished and developed amid a host of difficulties.
Ichabod, on the contrary, had to win his way to the heart of a country coquette, beset with a labyrinth of whims and caprices, which were forever presenting new difficulties and impediments; and he had to encounter a host of fearful adversaries of real flesh and blood, the numerous rustic admirers, who beset every portal to her heart, keeping a watchful and angry eye upon each other, but ready to fly out in the common cause against any new competitor.
Now, then, come the grand divisions of the entire whale host.
And consequently Derick and all his host were now in valiant chase of this unnearable brute.
Still others, worse yet, would crowd about the bar, and at the expense of the host drink themselves sodden, paying not the least attention to any one, and leaving it to be thought that either they had danced with the bride already, or meant to later on.
Mine host, who stood behind the bar, like most of his country men, was great of stature, good-natured and loose-jointed, with an enormous shock of hair on his head, and a great tall hat on the top of that.
And when time was, his host brought him into a fair garret over the gate to his bed.