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host

noun

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.

Roget 890: friend, friend of one's bosom; alter ego; best friend, bosom friend, soulmate, fast friend; amicus [Lat.]; usque ad aras [Lat.]; fidus Achates [Lat.]; persona grata.    acquaintance, neighbor, next-door neighbor, ... show more

Roget 998: rite; ceremony, ritual, liturgy, ceremonial; ordinance, observance, function, duty; form, formulary; solemnity, sacrament; incantation ... show more

Dutch: organisator, gastgever, gastvrouw, gastheer



2 host

A vast multitude.

synonyms: horde, legion.

Roget 72: assemblage; collection, collocation, colligation; compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement; team; concourse, conflux, congregation, ... show more

Roget 102: multitude; numerous etc. adj.; numerosity, numerality; multiplicity; profusion etc. (plenty) 639; legion, host; great number, ... show more

Roget 726: combatant; disputant, controversialist, polemic, litigant, belligerent; competitor, rival, corrival; fighter, assailant; champion, Paladin; mosstrooper, ... show more

Dutch: horde, legioen

3 host

An animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association.

Polish: gospodarz, ┼╝ywiciel

4 host

A person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers).

synonyms: emcee, master of ceremonies.

Dutch: ceremoniemeester
Polish: mistrz ceremonii

5 host

Archaic terms for army.

synonym: legion.

6 host

Any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event.

7 host

medicine Recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor.

Polish: biorca

8 host

The owner or manager of an inn.

synonyms: boniface, innkeeper.

Dutch: herbergier, restauranthouder, restaurateur, waard, waardin
Polish: ober┼╝ysta, karczmarz

9 Host

A technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion.

Polish: hostia, komunikant

10 host

computer science A computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network.

synonym: server.

Dutch: server
Polish: serwer

verb

1 host

Be the host of or for.


Moby thesaurus: Agnus Dei, Communion, Eucharist, Holy Communion, Holy Grail, Last Supper, Pieta, Sacrament Sunday, Sanctus bell, Sangraal, altar bread, ark, asperger, asperges, aspergillum, bambino, beadroll, beads, bread, bread and wine ... show more.

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