Pronunciation: hōst
n.1.(R. C. Ch.) The consecrated wafer, believed to be the body of Christ, which in the Mass is offered as a sacrifice; also, the bread before consecration.
1.An army; a number of men gathered for war.
A host so great as covered all the field.
- Dryden.
2.Any great number or multitude; a throng.
All at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils.
- Wordsworth.
1.One who receives or entertains another, whether gratuitously or for compensation; one from whom another receives food, lodging, or entertainment; a landlord.
2.(Biol.) Any animal or plant affording lodgment or subsistence to a parasitic or commensal organism. Thus a tree is a host of an air plant growing upon it.
v. t.1.To give entertainment to.
v. i.1.To lodge at an inn; to take up entertainment.
Noun1.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
2.host - a vast multitude
Synonyms: horde, legion
3.host - an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; the host does not benefit and is often harmed by the association
parasite - an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); the parasite obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host
4.host - a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
5.Hosthost - archaic terms for army
Synonyms: legion
6.host - any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event; "Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games"
7.host - (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
8.host - the owner or manager of an inn
Synonyms: innkeeper, boniface
9.Host - a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
10.host - (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network
Synonyms: server
Verb1.host - be the host of or for; "We hosted 4 couples last night"
1.(networking)host - A computer connected to a network.

The term node includes devices such as routers and printers which would not normally be called "hosts".
2.(communications)host - A computer to which one connects using a terminal emulator.
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