Crossword clues for host
- Deer, to a tick
- 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
- (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network
- A technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
- The owner or manager of an inn
- (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
- Any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event
- A vast multitude
- Archaic terms for army
- "A ___, of golden daffodils"
- Person with a mike
- Arsenio Hall is one
- Very large number
- Great number
- Trebek or Sajak
- Carson or Griffin
- "A ___, of golden daffodils": Wordsworth
- Jay Leno, e.g.
- Party V.I.P.
- Father of the bride, often
- Carson or Letterman
- Consecrated bread
- Role for a grand seigneur
- TV emcee
- Desk job at 58 & 59-Across?
- Large number
- Talk-show person
- One of a symbiotic pair
- Carson, e.g.
- Home team
- Carson role
- Party fellow
- Party thrower
- Alex Trebek, e.g.
- Graft recipient
- Central computer
- A party to a party?
- Virus's target
- Parasite's home
- Parasite's place
- Leno, notably
- Party giver
- Parasite supporter
- Virus's need
- Desk job at 58 & 59-Across?
- Parasite's need
- A long time
- Person running the show
- One having an affair
- Human in "Alien," e.g.
- Have over
- Invitation sender
- Rio vis-Г -vis the 2016 Olympics
- Coveted late-night gig
- Have over, say
- Party person
- Rio de Janeiro, for the 2016 Olympics
- Chris Rock, for the 2016 Oscars
- Whole bunch
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Host \Host\ (h[=o]st), n. [LL. hostia sacrifice, victim, from hostire to strike.] (R. C. Ch.) The consecrated wafer, believed to be the body of Christ, which in the Mass is offered as a sacrifice; also, the bread before consecration.
Note: In the Latin Vulgate the word was applied to the Savior as being an offering for the sins of men.
Host \Host\, v. t.
To give entertainment to. [Obs.]
Host \Host\ (h[=o]st), n. [OE. host, ost, OF. host, ost, fr. L. hostis enemy, LL., army. See Guest, and cf. Host a landlord.]
An army; a number of men gathered for war.
A host so great as covered all the field.
Any great number or multitude; a throng.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God.
--Luke ii. 1
All at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils.
Host \Host\, v. i.
To lodge at an inn; to take up entertainment. [Obs.] ``Where
you shall host.''
Host \Host\ (h[=o]st), n. [OE. host, ost, OF. hoste, oste, F. h[^o]te, from L. hospes a stranger who is treated as a guest, he who treats another as his guest, a hostl prob. fr. hostis stranger, enemy (akin to E. guest a visitor) + potis able; akin to Skr. pati master, lord. See Host an army, Possible, and cf. Hospitable, Hotel.]
One who receives or entertains another, whether gratuitously or for compensation; one from whom another receives food, lodging, or entertainment; a landlord.
--Chaucer. ``Fair host and Earl.''
Time is like a fashionable host, That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand.
(Biol.) Any animal or plant affording lodgment or subsistence to a parasitic or commensal organism. Thus a tree is a host of an air plant growing upon it.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"person who receives guests," late 13c., from Old French hoste "guest, host, hostess, landlord" (12c., Modern French hôte), from Latin hospitem (nominative hospes) "guest, host," literally "lord of strangers," from PIE *ghostis- "stranger" (cognates: Old Church Slavonic gosti "guest, friend," gospodi "lord, master;" see guest). The biological sense of "animal or plant having a parasite" is from 1857.
"multitude" mid-13c., from Old French host "army" (10c.), from Medieval Latin hostis "army, war-like expedition," from Latin hostis "enemy, foreigner, stranger," from the same root as host (n.1). Replaced Old English here, and in turn has been largely superseded by army. The generalized meaning of "large number" is first attested 1610s.
"body of Christ, consecrated bread," c.1300, from Latin hostia "sacrifice," also "the animal sacrificed," applied in Church Latin to Christ; probably ultimately related to host (n.1) in its root sense of "stranger, enemy."
"to serve as a host," early 15c., from host (n.1). Related: Hosted; hosting.
Etymology 1 n. 1 One which receives or entertains a guest, socially, commercially, or officially. 2 One that provides a facility for an event. 3 A person or organization responsible for running an event. 4 A moderator or master of ceremonies for a performance. 5 (context computing Internet English) A server#English-computer providing services in a network. 6 (context computing Internet English) Any computer attached to a network. 7 (context biology English) A cell or organism which harbors another organism or biological entity, usually a parasite. vb. To perform the role of a host. Etymology 2
n. 1 A multitude of people arrayed as an army; used also in religious senses, as: ''Heavenly host (of angels)'' 2 A large number of items; a large inventory. Etymology 3
n. (context Catholicism English) The consecrated bread or wafer of the Eucharist.
n. 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
an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; the host does not benefit and is often harmed by the association [ant: parasite]
archaic terms for army [syn: legion]
any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event; "Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games"
(medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
(computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network [syn: server]
v. be the host of or for; "We hosted 4 couples last night"
Host is the second studio album by Critters Buggin of Seattle, Washington and was released in 1997. It was recorded December 18–20 at Bad Animals and December 21–23 live at OK Hotel 1995. Originally released by Loosegroove, Host was reissued by Kufala Recordings in 2004.
host is a simple utility for performing Domain Name System lookups. It was developed by the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), and is released under the ISC license, a permissive free software license.
The similar dig utility interrogates DNS servers directly for troubleshooting and system administration purposes.
"Host" is a song by British indie rock band The Crocketts. Credited to Davey MacManus and The Crocketts and produced by Charlie Francis, "Host" was featured on the band's 2000 second album The Great Brain Robbery, and released as its first single on 3 April 2000.
Host (masculine) and hostess (feminine) most often refer to a person responsible for guests at an event or providing hospitality during it, or to an event's presenter or master or mistress of ceremonies. Host or hosts may also refer to:
- Host (biology), an organism harboring another organism or organisms on or in itself
- Sacramental bread, called the host or hostia, used in Christian liturgy
- Host (psychology), personality as emphasized in treating dissociative identity disorder
- Host (radio), the presenter or announcer on a radio show
- Talk show host, a presenter of a TV or radio talk show
- the Maître d'hôtel (Maître d') or head waiter of a restaurant or hotel
In biology, a host is an organism that harbors a parasitic, a mutual, or a commensal symbiont, typically providing nourishment and shelter. Examples include animals playing host to '' parasitic'' worms (e.g. nematodes), cells harbouring a parasitic virus, a bean plant hosting mutualistic (helpful) nitrogen-fixing bacteria. More specifically in botany, a host plant supplies food resources and acts as a substrate for commensalist insects or other fauna.
Guest is the generic term used for parasites, mutualists and commensals.
In psychology and mental health, a host is the most important (to therapeutic goals) mental entity in someone who has dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder). Often this is thought to be the root of the person's psyche, or at least a key figure for completion of therapy, whether or not it has integration as a goal.
People suffering from this disorder, or who believe themselves to contain multiple mental or spiritual entities , often use the term "host" in reference to the entirety of the body and all of the entities contained therein. This usage of the term denotes that the singular physical entity in question claims many internal mental residents; no importance to one entity over the rest is implied. Dissociative Identify disorder (DID) frequently seen in hosts. “A real loss of contact with the objective world gives the observer a specific impression of Queerness --- the remainders of emotions or the substitutes for emotion usually refer to rage and aggressiveness.” See Otto Fenichel 1946 Schizophrenia.
A network host is a computer or other device connected to a computer network. A network host may offer information resources, services, and applications to users or other nodes on the network. A network host is a network node that is assigned a network layer host address.
Computers participating in networks that use the Internet Protocol Suite may also be called IP hosts. Specifically, computers participating in the Internet are called Internet hosts, sometimes Internet nodes. Internet hosts and other IP hosts have one or more IP addresses assigned to their network interfaces. The addresses are configured either manually by an administrator, automatically at start-up by means of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), or by stateless address autoconfiguration methods.
Every network host is a physical network node (i.e. a network device), but not every physical network node is a host. Network devices such as modems, hubs and network switches are not assigned host addresses (except sometimes for administrative purposes), and are consequently not considered to be network hosts. Devices such as network printers and hardware routers have IP addresses, but since they are not general-purpose computers, they are sometimes not considered to be hosts.
Network hosts that participate in applications that use the client-server model of computing, are classified as server or client systems. Network hosts may also function as nodes in peer-to-peer applications, in which all nodes share and consume resources in an equipotent manner.
Host is the seventh studio album recorded by British band Paradise Lost. The singles "So Much Is Lost" and "Permanent Solution" both have music videos released. Due to an injury, Gregor Mackintosh often played keyboards instead of guitar while touring the album with his guitar technician playing his guitar parts.
The album saw the band moving further away from their previous metal sound to something more akin to a melancholy style of synthpop incorporating downtempo, leftfield, and trance electronic styles. Songs were constructed primarily of programmed drums and synthesizer melodies, with simple, rock-style guitar added for choruses. Vocalist Nick Holmes resolved to simple melodies with his clean singing style, often doubled and harmonized; the resultant material resembled crossover acts like Psykosonik. Holmes commented on this album in 2007, stating:
Usage examples of "host".
After all, I needed to know at what point it was unsafe for me, the host, to abort the caller.
After breakfast I sent for mine host and ordered an excellent supper for five persons, feeling certain that Don Sancio, whom I expected in the evening, would not refuse to honour me by accepting my invitation, and with that idea I made up my mind to go without my dinner.
His formidable host, when it was drawn out in order of battle, covered the banks of the river, the adjacent heights, and the whole extent of a plain of above twelve miles, which separated the two armies.
Frequent mention is made of sour galls, aleppo galls, green and blue vitriol, the lees of wine, black amber, sugar, fish-glue and a host of unimportant materials as being employed in the admixture of black inks.
French, with his cavalry, pushed out feelers, and coasted along the edge of the advancing host.
Don Quixote found himself a knight, ready to sally forth in search of adventures, and he saddled Rocinante and mounted him, and, embracing his host, he said such strange things to him as he thanked him for the boon of having dubbed him a knight that it is not possible to adequately recount them.
Then, too, the crowds of admiring spectators, the angel host of captivating beauties with their starry orbs of light, and luxuriant tresses, curling in playful elegance around a face beaming with divinity, or falling in admired negligence over bosoms of alabastrine whiteness and unspotted purity within!
The undefeated hosts of Tlapallan, the terrible disciplined array that conquered the irregular scattered tribes of Alata and stole the best lands in a continent!
Seregil and Alec warmed themselves gratefully at the cheerful blaze on the hearth while their host shuffled about with practiced efficiency, setting out bread, soup, and boiled eggs for them at the scrubbed wooden table.
Lucas had a strong suspicion that Amaryllis was stuffed to her pretty eyeballs with a host of old-fashioned, boring, and very inconvenient virtues.
From birth, Amaryllis had been surrounded by a host of loving relatives.
Our Ancestral Hosts have this machine here, and I believe it allows time travel.
I am the Highmagister HaGurdy and I believe in your time we are known to you collectively as the Ancestral Hosts although, of course, we are actually your ancestors as well.
Meanwhile, thanks to the genius of our Ancestral Hosts, we have found a way to reclaim some of our lost species.
HaGurdy: The Ancestral Friend in charge of the Hosts on old Vhiliinyar.