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Origin of host1
OTHER WORDS FROM hosthostless, adjectivehostship, noun
Definition for host (2 of 3)
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Definition for host (3 of 3)
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Example sentences from the Web for host
While there were multiple hosts and some live performances, many artists appeared virtually from places in the world.Latin Grammys 2020: 5 things you missed, from Bad Bunny’s performance to Pitbull honoring front-line workers|Bethonie Butler|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
“It’s both ironic and beautiful that this is happening,” says Ken Page, a dating expert, psychotherapist and host of the Deeper Dating podcast.
I would say that puts us in the minority these days, but hosts seem delighted to receive notes in the mail.Miss Manners: Polite alternatives to ‘Pull your mask up, bozo!’|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In the early stages of any industry’s development, firms with good ideas and good products may fail for a host of reasons.
Thus a host of factors might have led to the end of the long, productive dialogue.The Synchronicity of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung - Issue 93: Forerunners|Paul Halpern|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
The bar also claims that it hosted the first-ever poetry slam 28 years ago.
Most recently, Karl Lagerfeld hosted a grand fête celebrating the premier of his film Reincarnation.
The Vatican then hosted a final, secret discussion between the two delegations this fall in Rome.The Pope's Diplomatic Miracle: Ending the U.S.-Cuba Cold War|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She hosted the international jet-set in Spain and even opened her home to Yves Saint-Laurent for a Dior fashion show in 1959.
It was there, in small type, hosted on some dot-edu domain, looking the way websites did in the mid-1990s.
This was at the house of a minister then lodging in the island, and it was he who hosted the old harper.The Divine Adventure etc. (Works vol. 4)|Fiona Macleod
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
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British Dictionary definitions for host (2 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for host (3 of 3)
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Medical definitions for host
Scientific 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.