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Host vs. Hostess

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Hostnoun

One which receives or entertains a guest, socially, commercially, or officially.

‘A good host is always considerate of the guest’s needs.’;

Hostessnoun

A female host.

‘The host and hostess greeted their guests at the door.’;

Hostnoun

One that provides a facility for an event.

Hostessnoun

A female innkeeper.

Hostnoun

A person or organization responsible for running an event.

‘Our company is host of the annual conference this year.’;

Hostessnoun

Stewardess: a woman steward on an airplane.

Hostnoun

A moderator or master of ceremonies for a performance.

‘The host was terrible, but the acts themselves were good.’;

Hostessnoun

A bar hostess or bargirl; a paid female companion offering conversation and in some cases sex.

Hostnoun

Any computer attached to a network.

Hostessverb

To host, as a woman.

Hostnoun

(ecology) A cell or organism which harbors another organism or biological entity, usually a parasite.

‘Viruses depend on the host that they infect in order to be able to reproduce.’;

Hostessnoun

A female host; a woman who hospitably entertains guests at her house.

Hostnoun

An organism bearing certain genetic material.

‘The so-called junk DNA is known, so far, to provide no apparent benefit to its host.’;

Hostessnoun

A woman who entertains guests for compensation; a female innkeeper.

Hostnoun

A paid male companion offering conversation and in some cases sex, as in certain types of bar in Japan.

Hostessnoun

a woman host

Hostnoun

A multitude of people arrayed as an army; used also in religious senses, as: Heavenly host (of angels)

Hostessnoun

a woman innkeeper

Hostnoun

A large number of items; a large inventory.

‘The dealer stocks a host of parts for my Model A.’;

Hostessnoun

a woman steward on an airplane

Hostnoun

(Christianity) The consecrated bread or wafer of the Eucharist.

Hostverb

To perform the role of a host.

‘Our company will host the annual conference this year.’; ‘I was terrible at hosting that show.’; ‘I’ll be hosting tonight. I hope I’m not terrible.’;

Hostverb

To lodge at an inn.

Hostverb

To run software made available to a remote user or process.

‘Kremvax hosts a variety of services.’;

Hostnoun

The consecrated wafer, believed to be the body of Christ, which in the Mass is offered as a sacrifice; also, the bread before consecration.

Hostnoun

An army; a number of men gathered for war.

‘A host so great as covered all the field.’;

Hostnoun

Any great number or multitude; a throng.

‘And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God.’; ‘All at once I saw a crowd,A host, of golden daffodils.’;

Hostnoun

One who receives or entertains another, whether gratuitously or for compensation; one from whom another receives food, lodging, or entertainment; a landlord.

‘Time is like a fashionable host,That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand.’;

Hostnoun

Any animal or plant affording lodgment or subsistence to a parasitic or commensal organism. Thus a tree is a host of an air plant growing upon it.

Hostverb

To give entertainment to.

Hostverb

To lodge at an inn; to take up entertainment.

Hostnoun

a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there

Hostnoun

a vast multitude

Hostnoun

an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; the host does not benefit and is often harmed by the association

Hostnoun

a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)

Hostnoun

archaic terms for army

Hostnoun

any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event;

‘Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games’;

Hostnoun

(medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor

Hostnoun

the owner or manager of an inn

Hostnoun

a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion

Hostnoun

(computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network

Hostverb

be the host of or for;

‘We hosted 4 couples last night’;

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