What does host mean?

Definitions for hosthoʊst

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word host.

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Host

    hōst, n. one who entertains a stranger or guest at his house without reward: an innkeeper: an organism on which another lives as a parasite:—fem. Host′ess.—n. Host′ess-ship (Shak.), the character or office of a hostess.—adj. Host′less (Spens.), destitute of a host, inhospitable.—Reckon, or Count, without one's host, to misjudge, the original idea being that of totting up one's bill without reference to the landlord. [O. Fr. hoste—L. hospes, hospitis.]

  2. Host

    hōst, n. an army, a large multitude.—n. Host′ing, (Milt.) an encounter of hosts, a battle: (Spens.) an assemblage of hosts, a muster.—A host in himself, one of great strength, skill, or resources, within himself; Heavenly host, the angels and archangels; Lord of hosts, a favourite Hebrew term for Jehovah, considered as head of the hosts of angels, the hosts of stars, &c. [O. Fr. host—L. hostis, an enemy.]

  3. Host

    hōst, n. in the R.C. Church, the consecrated bread of the Eucharist—a thin circular wafer of unleavened bread. [L. hostia, a victim.]

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of host in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of host in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Rubin:

    There are a whole host of stressors around it.

  2. Adopted from Lance Fusco.:

    The perfect host requires the perfect parasite.

  3. Eric Alm:

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

  4. Jason MacDonald:

    We intend to host the meeting later in the year.

  5. Polish Proverb:

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

Images & Illustrations of host

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Translations for host

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مضيف, آدب, مستضيف, مArabic
  • 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
  • मेज़बानHindi
  • 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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