Pronunciation: (hōst),[key] —n. 1. a person who receives or entertains guests at home or elsewhere: the host at a theater party. 2. a master of ceremonies, moderator, or interviewer for a television or radio program.
3. a person, place, company, or the like, that provides services, resources, etc., as for a convention or sporting event: Our city would like to serve as host for the next Winter Olympics. 4. the landlord of an inn.
5. a living animal or plant from which a parasite obtains nutrition.
6. Surg.the recipient of a graft. Cf. donor (def. 2).
—v.t. 1. to be the host at (a dinner, reception, etc.): He hosted a reception for new members. 2. to act as host to: The vice president hosted the foreign dignitaries during their visit. 3. to act as master of ceremonies, moderator, or interviewer for: to host a popular talk show.
—v.i. to perform the duties or functions of a host.
Pronunciation: (hōst),[key] —n. 1. a multitude or great number of persons or things: a host of details. 2. an army.
Pronunciation: (hōst),[key] —n.Eccles. the bread or wafer consecrated in the celebration of the Eucharist.