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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
chat show host (=person who asks the questions on the show)
▪ a TV chat show host
hold/host a celebrationformal:
▪ The company is holding a celebration for its 75th anniversary.
host a conference (=have it in your country)
▪ In June, Japan hosted a peace conference.
host a party (=give a large or formal party)
▪ The party was hosted by the Danish ambassador.
host a show (also present a show British English) (= to be the person who introduces the different parts of a show, or who talks to guests)
▪ He presents his own talk show on ITV.
host an exhibitionformal (= provide the place for an exhibition)
▪ Boston’s Museum of Fine Art hosts temporary exhibitions alongside its permanent collection.
the Heavenly Host (=all the angels)
the host country (=where an event is held)
▪ Which is the host country for the next Olympic Games?
▪ This small angel got separated from the heavenly host.
▪ A playground and playhouse keep the tots happy while the teenagers have a ball with a whole host of absorbing activities.
▪ Somehow the interplay of a whole host of factors can add up to push the stable crust out of balance.
▪ Radio 3 has a whole host of problems, not the least being its actual survival.
▪ Cortisone was hailed as a wonder drug for a whole host of skin problems and inflammatory disorders.
▪ A whole host of share questions can already be answered in your Guinness Share Opportunity folder and scheme documentation.
▪ Omitted are a whole host of major industries where the dominant pattern is less readily discernible.
▪ Once you begin to experiment you could be inspired into creating a whole host of ideas for long and narrow designs.
▪ Mr. Maclean For a whole host of reasons, yes Sir.
▪ Sheffield will be acting as host city.
▪ At present, each host city starts more or less from scratch.
▪ A Super Bowl is a financial shot in the arm for the host city.
▪ Chinatown was like its host city -- small and compressed in physical dimensions, boundless and ephemeral in spirit.
▪ The host city of Phoenix drew the largest audience.
▪ In conjunction with this they produced a communications system designed to offload the text on to a host computer with the maximum possible reliability.
▪ Figure 3. 1 charts the growth of host computers linked to the Internet from 1981 to 1994.
▪ The coordinates are then transmitted to the host computer.
▪ Each country runs a national network that links to a host computer in a research institution that acts as a national hub.
▪ A description of the feature located at that point can also be entered into the host computer using a keyboard.
▪ The terminals, however, did not store information, but rather tapped into the host computer to access it.
▪ Some computer printers - so called, serial printers - receive their information from the host computer sequentially.
▪ The Gopher program lists different host computers and the subject areas of information they contain.
▪ Any plan to send them abroad would have to have the approval of the host country.
▪ And this time, the host country might hang around a bit longer.
▪ Moreover, expedition companies, individuals and host countries must play a more significant role in combating this problem.
▪ Clientism can take another form: identification with the host country or with those currently in power there.
▪ Around 40 percent of the businesses in each host country have concluded co-operation agreements as a direct result of the event.
▪ By late summer, Tanganyika Onean all-male contingent of surveyors and geologists-was in the host country.
▪ Technical training is devoted to the preparation of the trainees for the jobs they will perform in the host country.
▪ The business might one day be sold off, wound up or nationalised by the host government.
▪ The ambivalence of a host government is understandable to a degree.
▪ These characteristics pose difficult additional choices for host governments.
▪ Even better: The host governments might be moved to wipe out the child slavery necessitating the ban.
▪ The key issue is the amount of money the host nations are prepared to pay competing countries.
▪ Those participating had the opportunity to meet with top government and industry officials in the host nations.
▪ Tonight he certainly seemed at pains to play the perfect host.
▪ That will have to wait until March 10 when they play host to the Las Vegas Outlaws.
▪ The speakers just have to do everything twice, taking note of which family is playing host.
▪ The factory was soon playing host to 100, 000 visitors a year.
▪ In May you can visit its arts festival, and in September, it plays host to a famous antiques fair.
▪ And there is nothing wrong with Clinton playing host to early and longtime backers of his own.
▪ The stadium was built by the old Milton Keynes Development Corporation and has played host to major stars in the past.
▪ The anchor plays the role of host.
▪ Baltimore beat the hosts, the Detroit Tigers, 9-7.
▪ I was intrigued to learn that our Chinese host had spent many years in Chicago.
▪ Jay Leno, the host of the "Tonight" show
▪ Leno replaced Johnny Carson as host of "The Tonight Show."
▪ Minelli was the host for the two-hour awards program.
▪ The host got drunk and threw up on one of the guests.
▪ The President and his wife served as hosts at the concert.
▪ Hawke resigned from parliament on Feb. 20 to become a television chat-show host.
▪ He is well-dressed, superficially well-mannered, but reminds me of a flirtatious married host at a barbecue.
▪ He packed his belongings, made his goodbyes, and parted from his hosts.
▪ Talk radio and talk television hosts, mostly but by no means all conservative, are proliferating and gaining influence and popularity.
▪ That enzyme is crucial to the translation of the virus' genetic material and the reproduction of more viruses inside the host.
▪ The prospect of the bill is worrying a host of companies.
▪ Ideally, Brown said, the city should host the Super Bowl in a new football stadium, sometime shortly after 1999.
▪ San Diego has the ability to get into a semi-permanent rotation of warm-weather cities that host the Super Bowl.
▪ Except for every fourth year when the Rose Bowl will host the national championship game, regardless of which teams are playing.
▪ The city is also host to annual arts, jazz and folk festivals.
▪ New York City hosted the awards for three of the four preceding years.
▪ Throughout the year, the city hosts a varied programme of major festivals.
▪ Back in November, the state allowed cities that host major-league teams to apply for special grants for improvements to keep them.
▪ Ideally, Brown said, the city should host the Super Bowl in a new football stadium, sometime shortly after 1999.
▪ San Diego has the ability to get into a semi-permanent rotation of warm-weather cities that host the Super Bowl.
▪ The city hosted the ceremony from 1992 to 1994.
▪ Henley hosts conferences to report research outcomes from both its own and the wider academic community.
▪ Verio is hosting a conference call on Tuesday, February 1, 2000 at 9: 00 a.m.
▪ Britain is hosting a conference in London next month aimed at getting just such a deal.
▪ The Government hosted an international conference on ozone depletion.
▪ With alacrity Surkov reminded us of their hope that we would host a conference in Great Britain.
▪ Suzi smiled a couple of times at Alfred, Georg began to feel rather proud at hosting a dinner of such magnificence.
▪ After the meeting, the governor hosted a dinner in Li's honour.
▪ A few days later Mr Baker was hosting a dinner to thank the members of the Kingman Committee for their work.
▪ He knows you are sleeping with another man, but is perfectly happy so long as you are there to host his dinner parties.
▪ When the château was complete, he hosted a dinner for 600 guests.
▪ Newry are also hosting a special celebration dinner in the clubhouse on Friday night to mark the completion of their development.
▪ Verio previously hosted over 55,000 domain names.
▪ Under the agreement, Verio will offer NetObjects Fusion 4.0 customers 30 days of free Web hosting and domain-name registration.
▪ Initial offerings, available today at, include a complete range of web hosting and domain name registration services.
▪ Basingstoke and North Hampshire Medical Trust have hosted a special reception evening launching phase two of the keyhole surgery appeal.
▪ Former race ace Andy McGladdery, from Darlington, will be hosting the evening.
▪ The use of sport to help or lead urban regeneration is often centred on conspicuous facilities designed to host major events.
▪ The show will host such events as the product awards for the best innovations and introductions.
▪ Granted, the staid populations of the Monterey Peninsula might not be so willing to host that kind of event.
▪ It's the fourth time the Northampton Racecourse Park has hosted the event.
▪ The focal point of the Centre is an Olympic standard 2000 metre water sports course which hosts events.
▪ He said the town's reputation for hosting top sporting events had spread.
▪ He is presently covering rock concerts for Kendal council who are hosting an exhibition of his work later in the year.
▪ At the end of May Battle hosts a ten-day festival of music and drama.
▪ San Diego has hosted fairs and festivals, built zoos and golf courses, preserved beaches and mountain refuges.
▪ In 1989 Seoul plans to host the Olympic Games ... out of doors?
▪ But it also did not want to tarnish its image as a candidate to host the 2008 Olympic games.
▪ We will actively support Britain's bid to host the 2000 Olympic Games in Manchester.
▪ Delighted civic leaders said the decision would boost the city's bid to host the 2000 Olympic Games.
▪ Last week Venice hosted an international meeting of Cities On Water, to consider the impacts of possible sea-level rise.
▪ He hosted the meetings where the rebellion was fomented which ousted Mrs Thatcher from power.
▪ I wish to thank the Endsleigh Community for hosting our meetings in Hull.
▪ Paris hosted the second modern Olympics in 1900.
▪ That is the very year that Manchester, spearheaded by Anne, want to host the first Olympics of the new century.
▪ Next year, our region will be hosting the Winter Olympics.
▪ That is why the bridegroom's family hosts the engagement party.
▪ Monday night she hosts a party for him at about the same time her brother-in-law Sen.
▪ Last night Fergie was hosting another party - this time at Buckingham Palace.
▪ Sherwood hosts building parties and invites people to watch by broadcasting locations for the event.
▪ She never imagined, 12 months on, she'd be hosting a very special party.
▪ After Thursday night home games, the most devoted supporters host a catered party in a nearby campus building.
▪ For the second year running, the company hosted a party that was greatly enjoyed by all.
▪ They wanted me to host a party for it when it opened.
▪ Basingstoke and North Hampshire Medical Trust have hosted a special reception evening launching phase two of the keyhole surgery appeal.
▪ Colette will be on board to host a cocktail reception and discuss the progress and needs of the wildlife at the Waystation.
▪ Later they hosted a reception for 75 guests in idyllic surroundings.
▪ We could host University seminars to which speakers of note could be invited to attend.
▪ If you compiled a Top Ten list of people who should host this series, Phill wouldn't even be in it.
▪ Connie Chung hosts a four-part series about the work and legal and moral issues involved with heart-transplant surgery.
▪ The show will host such events as the product awards for the best innovations and introductions.
▪ The show will be hosted by Judy Finnigan.
▪ Under the agreement, Verio will provide its leading Web hosting and e-commerce services to on-line merchants.
▪ With its preeminent worldwide Web-hosting position, Verio is strategically poised to capitalize on the global electronic commerce explosion.
▪ This program enables companies to offer scalable co-branded Web-hosting services based on the Verio platform.
▪ Initial offerings, available today at, include a complete range of web hosting and domain name registration services.
▪ Colette will be hosting a cocktail reception at 6.00 pm in the Grosvenor Suite.
▪ Did Walter Cronkite once host a game show on TV?
▪ Last year, the city hosted a three-day gay pride festival.
▪ Smith hosts a sports show on a local radio station.
▪ The college will host an open house for prospective students.
▪ The show, hosted by journalist Robert Elms, features movie stars and singers.
▪ First of all, they host a lot of cocktail parties and receptions.
▪ He is presently covering rock concerts for Kendal council who are hosting an exhibition of his work later in the year.
▪ Now those efforts can begin right in your own backyard, when the Gardens' devotees host their annual fall plant sale.
▪ The end of Grand Isle hosts the coast guard headquarters.
▪ The water in the marsh is hosting a fire that feeds untended like jealousy or wrath, choler on black bile.
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.]

  1. An army; a number of men gathered for war.

    A host so great as covered all the field.

  2. 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

  3. 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.]

  1. 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.

  2. (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.

  1. 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

  2. a vast multitude [syn: horde, legion]

  3. an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; the host does not benefit and is often harmed by the association [ant: parasite]

  4. a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers) [syn: master of ceremonies, emcee]

  5. archaic terms for army [syn: legion]

  6. any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event; "Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games"

  7. (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor

  8. the owner or manager of an inn [syn: innkeeper, boniface]

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

  10. (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network [syn: server]

  11. v. be the host of or for; "We hosted 4 couples last night"

Host (Critters Buggin album)

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 (Unix)

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 (song)

"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
Host (biology)

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.

Host (psychology)

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.


Host (network)

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 (Paradise Lost album)

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.