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1. A woman who receives or entertains guests in a social or official capacity.
2. A woman who manages an inn or hotel.
3. A woman who is the emcee or interviewer on a radio or television program.
4. A woman who is employed to greet and assist patrons, as in a restaurant.
5. A woman who is employed to dance with customers in a dance hall or nightclub. See Usage Note at -ess.
1. a woman acting as host
2. a woman who receives and entertains patrons of a club, restaurant, etc
3. (Aeronautics) See air hostess
1. a woman who entertains guests in her own home or elsewhere.
2. a woman employed in a restaurant or the like to seat patrons.
3. a woman who acts as emcee, moderator, or interviewer for a television or radio program; host.
4. a woman employed by an airline or other carrier to see that passengers are comfortable throughout a trip.
5. a woman who manages a resort or hotel or who directs its social activities.
6. taxi dancer.v.t.
7. to be or serve as hostess to or at.v.i.
8. to perform the duties or functions of a hostess.
[1250–1300; < Old French]
usage: See -ess.
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|Noun||1.||hostess - a woman host |
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 there
|2.||hostess - a woman innkeeper|
|3.||hostess - a woman steward on an airplane|
(person) → Gastgeberin f; (in own home) → Hausherrin f, → Gastgeberin f; to be or play hostess to somebody → jds Gastgeberin sein; (in own home also) → jdn zu Besuch or Gast haben
(in hotel etc) → Wirtin f
(in nightclub) → Hostess f
(on TV programme etc) → Gastgeberin f