What does hostess mean?

Definitions for hostess
ˈhoʊ stɪshost·ess

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostessnoun

    a woman host

  2. hostessnoun

    a woman innkeeper

  3. stewardess, air hostess, hostessnoun

    a woman steward on an airplane

Wiktionary

  1. hostessnoun

    A female host.

  2. hostessnoun

    A female innkeeper.

  3. hostessnoun

    Stewardess: a woman steward on an airplane.

  4. hostessnoun

    a bar hostess or bargirl, a paid, female companion offering conversation and in some cases sex.

  5. Etymology: hostesse, from hostesse, from ostesce, made up of oste + -esce.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hostessnoun

    A female host; a woman that gives entertainment.

    Etymology: hostesse, French, from host.

    Fair and noble hostess,
    We are your guest to-night. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Ye were beaten out of door,
    And rail’d upon the hostess of the house. William Shakespeare.

    Be as kind an hostess as you have been to me, and you can never fail of another husband. John Dryden, Æn. Dedicat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hostessnoun

    a female host; a woman who hospitably entertains guests at her house

  2. Hostessnoun

    a woman who entertains guests for compensation; a female innkeeper

  3. Etymology: [OE. hostesse, ostesse. See Host a landlord.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hostess in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hostess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of hostess in a Sentence

  1. Hawke Newsome:

    When they were seated, the hostess came by and made another snide remark to them. As you all know, three gentlemen appeared at the front. All three of whom had proof of vaccination, but two did not have identification. The women said, ‘If we can't stay here, and we all can't eat here, then we will leave.’ As these women were walking out of the restaurant, the employee said something, and lunged at them.

  2. Miles Romney:

    That's right. Those were built about two and a half years ago, but I'm told they're still good, there is nothing about a Hostess Twinkie that has ever seen the inside of a cow.

  3. Hawke Newsome:

    When these women arrived at this restaurant behind us, words were exchanged. In addition to that, vaccination cards and IDs were exchanged, when they were seated, the hostess came by and made another snide remark to them. As you all know, three gentlemen appeared at the front. All three of whom had proof of vaccination, but two did not have identification. The women said, ‘If we can't stay here, and we all can't eat here, then we will leave.’ As these women were walking out of the restaurant, the employee said something, and lunged at them.

  4. Chantel Bonneau:

    Encourage your child to moonlight, there are all different ways to bring in extra income, like house-sitting, babysitting, dog-sitting, yard work, bartending, hostess and catering events.

  5. Rebecca Rothney:

    The great thing is that everybody from the age of 2 to the age of 102 can pack for a purpose, it’s like your mother always told you: When you go visit someone, take a hostess gift.

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