Origin of host1
OTHER WORDS FROM hosthostless, adjectivehostship, noun
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Origin of Host
How to use host in a sentence
Charles “Father” Coughlin, a raving anti-Semite, was one of the most popular radio hosts in the country.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Eva Silverman, who co-hosts an Oakland Dinner Party, agrees.
The mood was lightened considerably by the co-hosts of the podcast “Mom and Dad Are Fighting.”Want Blue Eyes With That Baby?: The Strange New World of Human Reproduction|Eleanor Clift|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
After the midterm elections, conservative pundits and radio hosts urged Congress not to work with Obama.Will 5 Million Undocumented Immigrants Take Obama's Tough Love Immigration Deal?|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fourteen genera, representing about 19 species, of Mallophaga are reported for 20 different species of bird hosts.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
It was an arrangement which gave pleasure to both hosts and guests, and was not without advantage to the company.
So the three Babcocks departed, and the silence which succeeded her deluge of words was soothing to her hosts beyond expression.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
And now, hosts of bewildering and confused ideas came crowding on his mind.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
Maria Antoinette would have gone through fire and blood to have rallied those hosts around her banner.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
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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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.