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Origin of host1
OTHER WORDS FROM hosthostless, adjectivehostship, noun
Definition for host (2 of 3)
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Example sentences from the Web for host
There are a host of enzymes dedicated to RNA’s destruction floating around inside cells and nearly everywhere else.Here’s why COVID-19 vaccines like Pfizer’s need to be kept so cold|Tina Hesman Saey|November 20, 2020|Science News
On the show this week, Lewis along with fellow hosts Andrew Keatts and Sara Libby, reviewed Faulconer’s flirtation with a run for governor and how that may match up with trends in his political career of being the No.VOSD Podcast: Why Montgomery Steppe Wants to Be Council President|Nate John|November 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Ezra Klein, who rose to prominence as a policy blogger, including at The Washington Post, will become a columnist and podcast host at the Times, he said on Friday.Ezra Klein leaves Vox, the website he founded, for New York Times, in a digital media A-list exodus|Paul Farhi, Sarah Ellison|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield joins a host of other leaders of companies that have benefitted from some of the changes to business wrought by the pandemic.Top tech CEOs join this year’s Brainstorm Tech conference|Aaron Pressman|November 20, 2020|Fortune
Yalitza Aparicio made her hosting debutThe awards show had a couple of host shake-ups in the days leading up to the ceremony.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
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
Suppose my hotel “conscientiously objects” to hosting a gay couple.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around|Jay Michaelson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A lawyer for RSD reportedly contacted sites hosting archived RSD material demanding its removal.
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.
Wherefore, to my mind, we were best to make no tarrying, but send out the messengers for the hosting straightway.The Water of the Wondrous Isles|William Morris
They also took counsel in what manner they should proceed on their hosting.
They were birds of love that flew, for this was a hosting of happiness, and, therefore the Shee would not bring weapons with them.The Crock of Gold|James Stephens
Before Bellingham came to Ireland a hosting into Leix had been proclaimed, and he carried it out promptly.
A hosting was accordingly proclaimed for thirty-one days, and the army mustered at Carrickfergus.
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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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.