verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of host1
Related formshost·less, adjectivehost·ship, noun
Definition for host (2 of 3)
Origin of host2
Definition for host (3 of 3)
Origin of Host
Examples from the Web for host
Kyle Dietrich, 36, is a host of one of the DC Dinner Parties.
NBC News boss Deborah Turness abruptly ousted the ‘Meet the Press’ host four months ago.David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown|Lloyd Grove|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Doug McIntyre is host of McIntyre in the Morning on KABC radio in Los Angeles.
Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, and a host of others got their start with the improv troupe.The Ladies of Second City Read Grindr Hookup Messages|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“It's super boring to see people sit around and draw grids all day,” show host Ryan Devlin host explained on a reddit AMA.I Want to See Your Spreadsheets, Baby: MTV’s ‘Are You the One?’ Is a Mathematical Orgy|Brandy Zadrozny|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Never," replied our host in such a way that any but a fool must have understood that he desired nothing less than such a meeting.Bardelys the Magnificent|Rafael Sabatini
The host, with a sudden gesture, tore off his mask and the Burglar accelerated his pace.The Chase of the Golden Plate|Jacques Futrelle
As your host for the evening, I invite you to go to the drawing-room and dance something a little more modern than the minuet.Peter Cotterell's Treasure|Rupert Sargent Holland
"Some of them make me feel as if I abused it," said Nick, looking at his host.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
In their season they are better than a host of happy ones, and there is joy at the root of all.Thomas Wingfold, Curate|George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for host (1 of 3)
- a country or organization which provides facilities for and receives visitors to an event
- (as modifier)the host nation
- an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite
- an animal, esp an embryo, into which tissue is experimentally grafted
Word Origin for host
British Dictionary definitions for host (2 of 3)
Word Origin for host
British Dictionary definitions for host (3 of 3)
Word Origin for Host
Medicine definitions for host
Science definitions for host
- The larger of two organisms in a symbiotic relationship.
- An organism or cell on or in which a parasite lives or feeds.♦ A definitive host is an organism in which a parasite reaches sexual maturity. The anopheles mosquito is the definitive host for the malaria plasmodium because, while the mosquito is not adversely affected by the plasmodium's presence, it is the organism in which the plasmodium matures and reproduces.♦ An intermediate host is an organism in which a parasite develops but does not attain sexual maturity. Humans and certain other vertebrates are the intermediate host of the malaria plasmodium.♦ A paratenic host is an organism which may be required for the completion of a parasite's life cycle but in which no development of the parasite occurs. The unhatched eggs of nematodes are sometimes carried in a paratenic host such as a bird or rodent. When a predator eats the paratenic host, the eggs are ingested as well.