Definitions of host

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

Usage examples for host

  1. There seemed to be nothing to do but to follow his host. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  2. " I go in for making money off from my plantation," remarked the host in reply to a suggestion from one of the party as they seated themselves at the table when all were at last gathered. – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
  3. Pamela turned to her host. – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  4. Mitchy asked of his host while they looked after her. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  5. It had an air about it of having seen better days, but the host was a good fellow, and his welcome genuine, and we were all happy to be there. – A Village of Vagabonds by F. Berkeley Smith
  6. The host was somewhat more interesting. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  7. Laeg came on the track of the host, and he went to the front of the trail and he came on its sides and he went to the back of it. – The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge by Unknown
  8. It was almost half an hour before their host came to them with the news that their carriage was ready. – Louisiana by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  9. His features were serious, yet kind, and put me in mind of a head by one of the old masters, which my host had shown me in the evening. – Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance. by Friedrich von Hardenberg
  10. Vane knew that what his host wished to know was the cause of the decision, and he meant to come to the point. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  11. Our host said that he would try a new trick, of boiling eggs in a paper box. – John M. Synge: A Few Personal Recollections, with Biographical Notes by John Masefield
  12. During the meal, one of the guests said to his host, " These cups of yours are too deep; you should have them cut down." – China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles
  13. The host begged his pardon for the noise that had been made; he could not at all understand it, for the officers were always so quiet! – Abbé Aubain and Mosaics by Prosper Mérimée
  14. And then away went the young host. – The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys by Gulielma Zollinger
  15. The host made answer to him, Sir, you are served to your wish. – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
  16. His host was very pale indeed. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 by Various
  17. The place, owned by our host, is the most beautiful spot that I ever saw in California. – The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52 by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
  18. Anna got up again, and so did her host. – Good Old Anna by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  19. " In point of fact," went on our host, " there isn't an empty room in the house, which is why I can only offer your party the use of this room and the kitchen fire, which I make a point of keeping burning all night." – Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by E. OE. Somerville Martin Ross