verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of host1
OTHER WORDS FROM hosthost·less, adjectivehost·ship, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for hosting
Three years ago, Republican Guard soldiers came into the hills and killed a cleric accused of hosting Jundullah fighters.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the vendor is hosting the device, what does their system look like in terms of firewalls and other protections?
Chefs have been on the trend for years, hosting underground dinner parties and after-hour meals for staff.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hosting the Archer panel at New York Comic-Con.‘Archer’ Season 6 Preview: Cast and Crew on Rebranding and Dropping ISIS|Marlow Stern|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was hosting, along with Bill, the annual gathering for the Kennedy Center Honors.Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta, American Great, Dead at 82|Tim Teeman|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The armour for jousts and tourneys was much heavier than the Hosting or War harness.Armour & Weapons|Charles John Ffoulkes
Before Bellingham came to Ireland a hosting into Leix had been proclaimed, and he carried it out promptly.
There then stood the Banner of the House of the Wolfings awaiting the departure of the warriors to the hosting.The House of the Wolfings|William Morris
They also took counsel in what manner they should proceed on their hosting.
A hosting was accordingly proclaimed for thirty-one days, and the army mustered at Carrickfergus.
British Dictionary definitions for hosting (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 hosting (2 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for hosting (3 of 3)
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Scientific definitions for hosting
- 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.