Definitions for hosthoʊst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hosthoʊst(n.; v.)host•ed, host•ing.
(n.)a person who receives or entertains guests at home or elsewhere.
an emcee, moderator, or interviewer for a television or radio program.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Showbiz
a company, place, or the like that provides services or resources, as for a convention or sporting event.
Category: Common Vocabulary
the landlord of an inn.
a living animal or plant from which a parasite obtains nutrition.
the recipient of a graft.
Ref: host computer.
(v.t.)to be the host at (a dinner, reception, etc.).
to act as host to.
(v.i.)to perform the duties or functions of a host.
Origin of host:
1250–1300; ME (h)oste < MF < L hospitem, acc. of hospes host, guest, stranger, perh. <*hosti-pot(i)s or *hos-pot(i)s=hos(ti)-, comb. form of hostis stranger (see host2) + -pot(i)s, akin to potis having the power to (hence, “one in charge of guests”)
a multitude or great number of persons or things:
a host of details.
Origin of host:
1250–1300; ME (h)oste < OF < L hostis stranger, enemy; akin to guest
the bread or wafer consecrated in the celebration of the Eucharist.
Origin of Host:
1275–1325; ME oyst < MF oiste < LL hostia Eucharistic wafer (L: victim, sacrifice)
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
horde, host, legion(noun)
a vast multitude
an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association
master of ceremonies, emcee, host(noun)
a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
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"
(medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
host, innkeeper, boniface(noun)
the owner or manager of an inn
a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
(computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network
be the host of or for
"We hosted 4 couples last night"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb who introduces a television or radio show
And here's the host of tonight's game, Bob Branson.
***sb who has invited guests
We brought some wine for our host.
a country, city, organization, etc. that is holding an event
This week the university played host to some of the world's leading biologists.
a large number of
The economic troubles led to a host of other problems.
to organize a special occasion or event and invite people
***countries competing to host the Olympic Games
to introduce a television or radio show
She hosts one of Public Radio's news programs.
the consecrated wafer, believed to be the body of Christ, which in the Mass is offered as a sacrifice; also, the bread before consecration
an army; a number of men gathered for war
any great number or multitude; a throng
one who receives or entertains another, whether gratuitously or for compensation; one from whom another receives food, lodging, or entertainment; a landlord
to give entertainment to
to lodge at an inn; to take up entertainment
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'host' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3563
Rank popularity for the word 'host' in Nouns Frequency: #1316
Rank popularity for the word 'host' in Verbs Frequency: #1063
Translations for host
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(feminineˈhostess ) a person who entertains someone else as his guest, usually in his own house
The host and hostess greeted their guests at the door.
- gasheer, gasvrouAfrikaans
- anfitriãoPortuguese (BR)
- hostitel, -kaCzech
- der/die Gastgeber(in)German
- οικοδεσπότης, οικοδέσποιναGreek
- anfitrión; anfitrionaSpanish
- hôte, hôtesseFrench
- מְאַרֵחַ, מְאַרָחַתHebrew
- मेजबान, किसी आयोजन का सूत्रधारHindi
- domacin, domacicaCroatian
- házigazda, háziasszonyHungarian
- tuan rumahIndonesian
- (padrone di casa)Italian
- (손님을 접대하는) 주인Korean
- tuan rumahMalay
- gastheer; gastvrouwDutch
- pan domu, gospodarzPolish
- хозяин; хозяйкаRussian
- hostiteľ, -kaSlovak
- ev sahibi/sahibesiTurkish
- 主人Chinese (Trad.)
- хазяїн, господарUkrainian
- میز بانUrdu
- chủ nhàVietnamese
- 主人Chinese (Simp.)
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