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Definition 1: an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association - [noun denoting animal]

(host is a kind of ...) a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

(... is a kind of host ) a host that is used by a parasite in the course of its life cycle

(... is a kind of host ) the host in which the sexual reproduction of a parasite takes place

Definition 2: (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for host in the sense of this definition

(host is a kind of ...) a machine for performing calculations automatically

(... is part of host) (computer science) a network of computers

(host belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 3: a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion - [noun denoting food]

(host is a kind of ...) food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked

Definition 4: a vast multitude - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for host in the sense of this definition

(host is a kind of ...) a large gathering of people

Definition 5: any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event - [noun denoting group]

Samples where host or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games

(host is a kind of ...) a group of people who work together

Definition 6: archaic terms for army - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for host in the sense of this definition

(host is a kind of ...) a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state

(... is a kind of host ) a division of from 3000 to 6000 men (including cavalry) in the Roman army

(... is a kind of host ) (plural) hosts or armies; used in the book of Romans in the New Testament

"Lord of Sabaoth"

Definition 7: the owner or manager of an inn - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for host in the sense of this definition

(host is a kind of ...) the proprietor of an inn

(... is a kind of host ) a woman innkeeper

(... is a kind of host ) an owner or proprietor of an inn in Italy

(... is a kind of host ) an innkeeper (especially British)

Definition 8: a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for host in the sense of this definition

(host is a kind of ...) a person who tries to please or amuse

(... is a kind of host ) British term for someone who introduces television acts or cabarets etc

(... is a kind of host ) a person appointed master of revels at a Christmas celebration

(... is a kind of host ) the host or chairman of a radio or tv quiz show or panel game

(... is a kind of host ) the person in charge of performances in a circus ring

(... is a kind of host ) the person who proposes toasts and introduces speakers at a banquet

(... is an instance of host) United States host on a well known television variety show (1902-1974)

Definition 9: 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 - [noun denoting person]

(host is a kind of ...) a fully developed person from maturity onward

(... is a kind of host ) a woman host

Definition 10: (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor - [noun denoting person]

(host is a kind of ...) a person who receives something

(host belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Definition 11: be the host of or for - [verb of consumption]

Samples where host or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We hosted 4 couples last night

(host is a kind of ...) provide entertainment for

(... is a kind of host ) provide a feast or banquet for

(... is a kind of host ) provide with food and drink, usually lavishly

(... is a kind of host ) act as a master of ceremonies

(... is a kind of host ) act as the host and receive or introduce one's guests

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