Associations to the word «Host»


HOST, noun. One which receives or entertains a guest, socially, commercially, or officially.
HOST, noun. One that provides a facility for an event.
HOST, noun. A person or organization responsible for running an event.
HOST, noun. A moderator or master of ceremonies for a performance.
HOST, noun. (computing) (Internet) A server in a network.
HOST, noun. (computing) (Internet) Any computer attached to a network.
HOST, noun. (ecology) A cell or organism which harbors another organism or biological entity, usually a parasite.
HOST, noun. (evolutionism) (genetics) An organism bearing certain genetic material.
HOST, noun. A paid male companion offering conversation and in some cases sex, as in certain types of bar in Japan.
HOST, verb. To perform the role of a host.
HOST, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To lodge at an inn.
HOST, verb. (computing) (Internet) To run software made available to a remote user or process.
HOST, noun. A multitude of people arrayed as an army; used also in religious senses, as: Heavenly host (of angels)
HOST, noun. A large number of items; a large inventory.
HOST, noun. (Christianity) The consecrated bread or wafer of the Eucharist.
HOST COUNTRIES, noun. Plural of host country
HOST COUNTRY, noun. A country in which an international event is held.
HOST COUNTRY, noun. A country which is the target of immigration.
HOST COUNTRY, noun. A country whose leaders accept the visitation of the representatives or agencies of another country.
HOST FAMILIES, noun. Plural of host family
HOST FAMILY, noun. (This entry is here for translation purposes only.)
HOST PLANT, noun. (taxonomy) A plant that supplies food resources and substrate for certain insects or other fauna.
HOST PLANTS, noun. Plural of host plant
HOST RESPONSE, noun. The reaction of a living system to the presence of a material.

Dictionary definition

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.
HOST, noun. A vast multitude.
HOST, noun. An animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association.
HOST, noun. A person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers).
HOST, noun. Archaic terms for army.
HOST, noun. Any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event; "Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games".
HOST, noun. (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor.
HOST, noun. The owner or manager of an inn.
HOST, noun. A technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion.
HOST, noun. (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network.
HOST, verb. Be the host of or for; "We hosted 4 couples last night".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin