Definitions of host

  1. To give entertainment to.
  2. To lodge at an inn; to take up entertainment.
  3. a person who acts as host at formal occasions ( makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
  4. an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; the host does not benefit and is often harmed by the association
  5. a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
  6. any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event; " Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games"
  7. the owner or manager of an inn
  8. 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
  9. ( medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
  10. The consecrated wafer, believed to be the body of Christ, which in the Mass is offered as a sacrifice; also, the bread before consecration.
  11. An army; a number of men gathered for war.
  12. Any great number or multitude; a throng.
  13. One who receives or entertains another, whether gratuitously or for compensation; one from whom another receives food, lodging, or entertainment; a landlord.
  14. 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.
  15. A crowd; multitude; army; one who entertains another in public or private; a landlord of a hotel or inn.- Host, the consecrated bread or wafer of the Eucharist, in the Greek, Roman Catholic, and Lutheran Churches.
  16. One who entertains a stranger or guest at his house without reward: an innkeeper:- fem. HOSTESS.
  17. In the R. Cath. Church, the consecrated bread of the Eucharist, in which Christ is offered.
  18. an army; multitude; consecrated wafer in the mass.
  19. One who entertains a guest.
  20. A multitude; an army.
  21. One who entertains guests.
  22. In some churches, the consecrated wafer used at the Lord's Supper.
  23. One who entertains another; a landlord.
  24. A number of men embodied for war; a large number.
  25. In the Rom. Cath. Church, the consecrated bread of the encharist, transubstantiated into Christ's body, and offered in sacrifice.
  26. One who entertains a friend or stranger at his own house; the landlord of an inn.
  27. An army; any great number or multitude.
  28. In the R. Cath. Ch., the consecrated wafer- called by that Church, when used, the sacrifice of the mass.
  29. Any organism in which another organism spends a part or the whole of its existence, and derives some of its nourishment therefrom.
  30. Hostess.