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English noun: host

1. host (person) 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


Broader (hypernym)adult, grownup


Narrower (hyponym)hostess

2. host (group) a vast multitude


Synonymshorde, legion


Broader (hypernym)concourse, multitude, throng

3. host (animal) an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association


Broader (hypernym)being, organism


Narrower (hyponym)definitive host, intermediate host


Antonymsparasite

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


Synonymsemcee, master of ceremonies


Broader (hypernym)entertainer


Narrower (hyponym)compere, Lord of Misrule, question master, quizmaster, ringmaster, symposiarch, toastmaster


Instance hyponymEd Sullivan, Edward Vincent Sullivan, Sullivan

5. host (group) archaic terms for army


Synonymslegion


Broader (hypernym)army, ground forces, regular army


Narrower (hyponym)Roman Legion, Sabaoth

6. host (group) any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event


SamplesAtlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games.


Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization

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


Broader (hypernym)receiver, recipient


Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine

8. host (person) the owner or manager of an inn


Synonymsboniface, innkeeper


Broader (hypernym)patron


Narrower (hyponym)hostess, padrone, victualer, victualler

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


Broader (hypernym)bread, breadstuff, staff of life

10. host (artifact) (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network


Synonymsserver


Broader (hypernym)computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system


Part meronymcomputer network


Domain categorycomputer science, computing


English verb: host

1. host (consumption) be the host of or for


SamplesWe hosted 4 couples last night.


ExamplesSam cannot host Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)entertain


Narrower (hyponym)banquet, compere, do the honors, emcee, feast, junket, wine and dine









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