Definition of Host

1. Noun. 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.

Generic synonyms: Adult, Grownup
Specialized synonyms: Hostess

2. Verb. Be the host of or for. "Sam cannot host Sue "; "We hosted 4 couples last night"
Specialized synonyms: Banquet, Feast, Junket, Wine And Dine, Compere, Emcee, Do The Honors
Generic synonyms: Entertain

3. Noun. A vast multitude.
Exact synonyms: Horde, Legion
Generic synonyms: Concourse, Multitude, Throng

4. Noun. An animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association.
Generic synonyms: Being, Organism
Specialized synonyms: Intermediate Host, Definitive Host
Antonyms: Parasite

5. Noun. A person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers).
Exact synonyms: Emcee, Master Of Ceremonies
Generic synonyms: Entertainer
Specialized synonyms: Compere, Lord Of Misrule, Question Master, Quizmaster, Ringmaster, Symposiarch, Toastmaster
Specialized synonyms: Ed Sullivan, Edward Vincent Sullivan, Sullivan
Derivative terms: Emcee

6. Noun. Archaic terms for army.
Exact synonyms: Legion
Specialized synonyms: Roman Legion, Sabaoth
Generic synonyms: Army, Ground Forces, Regular Army

7. Noun. Any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event. "Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games"
Generic synonyms: Organisation, Organization

8. Noun. (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor.
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Generic synonyms: Receiver, Recipient

9. Noun. The owner or manager of an inn.
Exact synonyms: Boniface, Innkeeper
Specialized synonyms: Hostess, Padrone, Victualer, Victualler
Generic synonyms: Patron

10. Noun. A technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion.
Generic synonyms: Bread, Breadstuff, Staff Of Life

11. Noun. (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network.

Definition of Host

1. n. The consecrated wafer, believed to be the body of Christ, which in the Mass is offered as a sacrifice; also, the bread before consecration.

2. n. An army; a number of men gathered for war.

3. n. One who receives or entertains another, whether gratuitously or for compensation; one from whom another receives food, lodging, or entertainment; a landlord.

4. v. t. To give entertainment to.

5. v. i. To lodge at an inn; to take up entertainment.

6. n. Any animal or plant affording lodgment or subsistence to a parasitic or commensal organism. Thus a tree is a host of an air plant growing upon it.

Definition of Host

1. Noun. A person who allows a guest, particularly into the host’s home. ¹

2. Noun. A person or organization responsible for running an event. ¹

3. Noun. A moderator or master of ceremonies for a performance. ¹

4. Noun. (computing Internet Unix) Any computer attached to a network. ¹

5. Noun. (computing networking) A computer or software component that provides services. ¹

6. Noun. (biology) A cell or organism which harbors another organism or biological entity, usually a parasite. ¹

7. Noun. (context: evolutionism genetics) An organism bearing certain genetic material. ¹

8. Noun. Consecrated bread such as that used in the Christian ceremony of the Eucharist. ¹

9. Verb. To perform the role of a host. ¹

10. Verb. (obsolete intransitive) To lodge at an inn. ¹

11. Verb. (context: computing Internet) To run software made available to a remote user or process. ¹

12. Noun. A multitude of people arrayed as an army; used also in religious senses, as: ''Heavenly host (of angels)'' ¹

13. Noun. A large number of items; a large inventory. ¹

14. Noun. (context: Catholicism) The consecrated bread or wafer of the Eucharist. ¹

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Definition of Host

1. to entertain socially [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Host

1. An organism that is infected with or is fed upon by a parasitic or pathogenic organism (for example, a virus, nematode, fungus). The term can also be applied, loosely, to a plant supporting an epiphyte. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Host

host (current term)
host-parasite relations
host-vector system
host cell
host range
host range mutant
host response
host restriction-modification
host versus graft reaction
host vs graft reaction
hostage negotiator
hostage negotiators

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