1. [ 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
Related terms: adult hostess
2. [ noun ] a vast multitude
Synonyms: horde legion
Related terms: multitude
3. [ noun ] (biology) an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; the host does not benefit and is often harmed by the association
Related terms: parasite life_form definitive_host intermediate_host
4. [ noun ] a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
Synonyms: master_of_ceremonies emcee
Related terms: entertainer question_master Lord_of_Misrule ringmaster toastmaster ed_sullivan compere
5. [ noun ] (military) archaic terms for army
Synonyms: legion
Related terms: army roman_legion Sabaoth
6. [ noun ] any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event

"Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games"

Related terms: organization
7. [ noun ] (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
Related terms: recipient medicine
8. [ verb ] be the host of or for

"We hosted 4 couples last night"

Related terms: entertain wine_and_dine emcee do_the_honors feast
9. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 15475
10. [ noun ] (work,Italian,business) the owner or manager of an inn
Synonyms: boniface innkeeper
Related terms: patron hostess victualer padrone
11. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
Related terms: bread
12. [ noun ] (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network
Synonyms: server
Related terms: computer computer_network computer_science
Similar spelling:   Hosta