English to English meaning of 'host'
an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; the host does not benefit and is often harmed by the association
(computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network
a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
a vast multitude
archaic terms for army
any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event; "Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games"
the owner or manager of an inn
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
(medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
be the host of or for; "We hosted 4 couples last night"
Related Phrases of 'host'
1. ghost dance -
a religious dance of native Americans looking for communication with the dead
2. intermediate host -
a host that is used by a parasite in the course of its life cycle
3. definitive host -
the host in which the sexual reproduction of a parasite takes place
4. youth hostel -
inexpensive supervised lodging (especially for youths on bicycling trips)
5. irrational hostility -
6. ghost word -
a word form that has entered the language through the perpetuation of an error
7. ghost town -
a deserted town (especially in Western United States)
8. air hostess -
a woman steward on an airplane
9. ghost gum -
small to medium-sized tree of Australia and Tasmania having smooth white to light-grey bark shedding in patches or strips
10. family Hostaceae -
one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes genus Hosta
11. genus Hosta -
robust east Asian clump-forming perennial herbs having racemose flowers: plantain lilies; sometimes placed in family Hostaceae
12. ghost weed -
annual spurge of western United States having showy white-bracted flower clusters and very poisonous milk
13. latent hostility -
feelings of hostility that are not manifest; "he could sense her latent hostility to him"; "the diplomats'' first concern was to reduce international tensions"
14. with hostility -
in a belligerent hostile manner; "he pushed her against the wall belligerently"
Examples of 'host'
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