Definitions for hosthoʊst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. host(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

  2. horde, host, legion(noun)

    a vast multitude

  3. host(noun)

    an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association

  4. master of ceremonies, emcee, host(noun)

    a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)

  5. host, legion(noun)

    archaic terms for army

  6. host(noun)

    any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event

    "Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games"

  7. host(noun)

    (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor

  8. host, innkeeper, boniface(noun)

    the owner or manager of an inn

  9. Host(noun)

    a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion

  10. server, host(verb)

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

  11. host(verb)

    be the host of or for

    "We hosted 4 couples last night"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Host(noun)

    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. Host(noun)

    an army; a number of men gathered for war

  3. Host(noun)

    any great number or multitude; a throng

  4. Host(noun)

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

  5. Host(verb)

    to give entertainment to

  6. Host(verb)

    to lodge at an inn; to take up entertainment

  7. Origin: [OE. host, ost, OF. hoste, oste, F. hte, from L. hospes a stranger who is treated as a guest, he who treats another as his guest, a hostl prob. fr. hostis stranger, enemy (akin to E. guest a visitor) + potis able; akin to Skr. pati master, lord. See Host an army, Possible, and cf. Hospitable, Hotel.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'host' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3563

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'host' in Nouns Frequency: #1316

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'host' in Verbs Frequency: #1063

Anagrams for host »

  1. Hots

  2. Thos.

  3. TOSH

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Adopted from Lance Fusco.:

    The perfect host requires the perfect parasite.

  2. Eric Alm:

    There's a whole host of applications we can use.

  3. Jason MacDonald:

    We intend to host the meeting later in the year.

  4. Polish Proverb:

    A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year.

  5. Assyrian Proverb:

    If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also.

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Translations for host

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مضيف, آدب, مستضيفArabic
  • гаспада́рBelarusian
  • amfitriona, amfitrió, allotjarCatalan, Valencian
  • pořadatel, hostitel, hostitCzech
  • værtDanish
  • Veranstalter, Träger, Showmaster, Organisator, Wirt, Moderator, Gastgeber, durchführen, aufnehmen, bereitstellen, Heer, Hostie, organisieren, Gastgeber seinGerman
  • ξενιστήςGreek
  • gastiganto, hostio, gastigiEsperanto
  • anfitriona, hospedador, hospedero, anfitrión, hospedante, maestro de ceremonias, conductor, organizador, huésped, alojarSpanish
  • میزبانPersian
  • isäntä, juontaja, isännöidä, juontaa, joukko, hostata, sotajoukko, öylätti, toimiaFinnish
  • hôte, organisateur, maître de maison, animateur, amphitryon, ost, hostie, animer, recevoir, hébergerFrench
  • óstachIrish
  • מארחים, מארח, מנחהHebrew
  • házigazda, ostyaHungarian
  • զորքArmenian
  • hospiteroInterlingua
  • hýsill, gestgjafi, hýsa, kynnirIcelandic
  • organizzatore, ospitante, moderatore, host, server, anfitrione, ostia, ospitare, ospiteItalian
  • ホスト, 主催者, 主人, 司会Japanese
  • saimnieksLatvian
  • nihowera, whakauwhi, whakamanuhiri, whakauhiMāori
  • домаќинка, водител, домаќин, водителкаMacedonian
  • tuan rumah, perumahMalay
  • vertNorwegian
  • drager, host, gastvrouw, gastgever, gastheer, organisator, moderator, hosten, troep, onderbrengen, heerschaar, hostie, leger, modereren, ontvangen, bergDutch
  • vertNorwegian Nynorsk
  • gospodarz, hostiaPolish
  • كوربهPashto, Pushto
  • mediador, organizador, anfitrião, hospedeiro, apresentador, realizador, partícula, hóstiaPortuguese
  • gazdă, prezentator, moderator, moderatoare, amfitrionRomanian
  • организм-хозяин, се́рвер, хост, церемониймейстер, ведущий, модератор, хозяин, клетка-хозяин, главная ЭВМ, войско, множество, ратьRussian
  • газда, домаћин, gazda, domaćin, gazdarica, domaćinica, газдарица, домаћиница, hostijaSerbo-Croatian
  • vodíteljica, gostíteljica, gostítelj, vodítelj, gostitiSlovene
  • värdSwedish
  • evsahibiTurkish
  • silananefVolapük
  • 主持人Chinese

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