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host

 
Noun host has 10 senses
  1. host - 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
    --1 is a kind of
    adult, grownup
    --1 has particulars: hostess
    Derived form: verb host1
  2. horde, host, legion - a vast multitude
    --2 is a kind of multitude, throng, concourse
  3. host - an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; the host does not benefit and is often harmed by the association
    --3 is a kind of
    organism, being
    Antonyms: parasite
    --3 has particulars: intermediate host; definitive host
  4. master of ceremonies, emcee, host - a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
    --4 is a kind of entertainer
    --4 has particulars:
     compere; Lord of Misrule; question master, quizmaster; ringmaster; toastmaster; Sullivan, Ed Sullivan, Edward Vincent Sullivan
    Derived form: verb host1
  5. host, legion - archaic terms for army
    --5 is a kind of army, regular army, ground forces
    --5 has particulars: Roman Legion; Sabaoth
  6. host - any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event; "Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games"
    --6 is a kind of
    organization, organisation
  7. host - (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
    --7 is a kind of
    recipient, receiver
  8. host, innkeeper, boniface - the owner or manager of an inn
    --8 is a kind of patron
    --8 has particulars: hostess; padrone; victualer, victualler
    Derived form: verb host1
  9. Host - a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
    --9 is a kind of
    bread, breadstuff, staff of life
  10. server, host - (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network
    --10 is a kind of computer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system
    --10 is a part of computer network
Verb host has 1 sense
  1. host - be the host of or for; "We hosted 4 couples last night"
    --1 is one way to
    entertain
    Derived forms: noun host8, noun host4, noun host1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot host Sue
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