verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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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)
Origin of Host
Example sentences from the Web for host
By day, she cares for her children in a bombed-out milk factory that hosts her orphanage, Okutiuka.Death Metal Angola: Heavy Metal in War-Torn Africa|Nina Strochlic|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hosts are vetted carefully, both for their cooking and entertaining skills.
The Family Research Council, a major social conservative group, hosts the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. each year.
Blacklace also hosts nights for Killing Kittens, a sex club of sorts with cabaret acts held at venues around the U.K.Inside London's Underground Burlesque and Fetish Scene|Liza Foreman|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Truth be told, Patrick and Diplo [who hosts SoundClash] were neck and neck in my dream wish list for this show.How Questlove Is Bringing Music Back to Television|Kevin Fallon|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was a strong, robust man in the prime of life, with a profession and hosts of acquaintances to help on his interests.Southern Hearts|Florence Hull Winterburn
On the other side are the hosts of earth in all their multitudes, gathered together by the deceitful promise of success.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Revelation|William Milligan
And Powel the chief of Annuvyn arose, and his household and his hosts.More Celtic Fairy Tales|Various
Mr. Carruthers shall see I have not caught frumpdom from my hosts.Red Hair|Elinor Glyn
The hosts of King Stephen girt the hill round, so that there was no escape for the men who stood upon it.Legends of Longdendale|Thomas Middleton
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.