HyperDic: host

English > 11 senses of the word host / Host:
NOUNperson hosta person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home / home) and who is responsible for them while they are there
grouphost, horde, legiona vast multitude
animalhostan animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite
person host, master of ceremonies, emceea person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
grouphost, legionarchaic terms for army
grouphostany organization that provides resources and facilities / facilities for a function or event
person host(medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
person host, innkeeper, bonifacethe owner or manager of an inn
foodHosta technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
artifacthost, server(computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers / printers as shared resources to a computer network
VERBconsumptionhostbe the host of or for
host / Host > pronunciation
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English > host: 11 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home / home) and who is responsible for them while they are there.
NarrowerhostessA woman host
Broaderadult, grownupA fully developed person from maturity onward
Spanishanfitrión, hospedador
Catalanamfitrió
Verbshostbe the host of or for
English > host: 11 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA vast multitude.
Synonymshorde, legion
Broadermultitude, throng, concourseA large gathering of people
Spanishhorda, hueste, legión
Catalanlegió
English > host: 11 senses > noun 3, animal
MeaningAn animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association.
Narrowerdefinitive hostThe host in which the sexual reproduction of a parasite takes place
intermediate hostA host that is used by a parasite in the course of its life cycle
Broaderorganism, beingA living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
OppositeparasiteAn animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant)
Spanishhospedador, host
Catalanhoste, host
English > host: 11 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers).
Synonymsmaster of ceremonies, emcee
InstancesSullivan, Ed Sullivan, Edward Vincent SullivanUnited States host on a well known television variety show (1902-1974)
NarrowerLord of MisruleA person appointed master of revels at a Christmas celebration
compereBritish term for someone who introduces television acts or cabarets etc
question master, quizmasterThe host or chairman of a radio or tv quiz show or panel game / game
ringmasterThe person in charge of performances in a circus ring
toastmaster, symposiarchThe person who proposes toasts and introduces speakers at a banquet
BroaderentertainerA person who tries to please or amuse
Spanishconductor, maestro de ceremonias, presentador
Catalanmestre de cerimònies
Verbshostbe the host of or for
English > host: 11 senses > noun 5, group
MeaningArchaic terms for army.
Synonymlegion
NarrowerRoman LegionA division of from 3000 to 6000 men (including cavalry) in the Roman army
Sabaoth(plural) hosts or armies
Broaderarmy, regular army, ground forcesA permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
Spanishhueste, legión
Catalanhost, legió
English > host: 11 senses > noun 6, group
MeaningAny organization that provides resources and facilities / facilities for a function or event.
Example"Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games"
Broaderorganization, organisationA group of people who work together
Spanishsede
English > host: 11 senses > noun 7, person
Meaning(medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor.
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Broaderrecipient, receiverA person who receives something
English > host: 11 senses > noun 8, person
MeaningThe owner or manager of an inn.
Synonymsinnkeeper, boniface
NarrowerhostessA woman innkeeper
padroneAn owner or proprietor of an inn in Italy
victualer, victuallerAn innkeeper (especially British)
BroaderpatronThe proprietor of an inn
Spanishanfitrión, fondista, hospedero, hostelero, mesonero, patrón de posada, posadero, ventero
Catalanalberguer, fondista, hostaler
Verbshostbe the host of or for
English > Host: 11 senses > noun 9, food
MeaningA technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion.
Broaderbread, breadstuff, staff of lifeFood made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
Spanishforma, hostia, pan eucarístico
Catalanforma, hòstia, pa d'àngel, pa eucarístic
English > host: 11 senses > noun 10, artifact
Meaning(computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers / printers as shared resources to a computer network.
Synonymserver
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Part ofcomputer network(computer science) a network of computers
Broadercomputer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing systemA machine for performing calculations automatically
Spanishordenador principal, servidor
Catalanordinador principal, servidor
English > host: 11 senses > verb 1, consumption
MeaningBe the host of or for.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot host Sue
Example"We hosted 4 couples last night"
Narrowerdo the honorsact as the host and receive or introduce one's guests
emcee, compereact as a master of ceremonies
feast, banquet, junketProvide a feast / feast or banquet for
wine and dineProvide with food and drink, usually lavishly
BroaderentertainProvide entertainment for
Spanishcelebrar
Catalanallotjar, presentar
Nounshostthe owner or manager of an inn
hosta person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
hosta person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home / home) and who is responsible for them while they are there

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