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Host vs. Steward

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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.’;

Stewardnoun

A person who manages the property or affairs for another entity, particularly (historical) the chief administrator of a medieval manor.

Hostnoun

One that provides a facility for an event.

Stewardnoun

A ship's officer who is in charge of making dining arrangements and provisions.

Hostnoun

A person or organization responsible for running an event.

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

Stewardnoun

A flight attendant, (chiefly) a male flight attendant.

Hostnoun

A moderator or master of ceremonies for a performance.

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

Stewardnoun

A union member who is selected as a representative for fellow workers in negotiating terms with management.

Hostnoun

Any computer attached to a network.

Stewardnoun

A person who has charge of buildings and/or grounds and/or animals.

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.’;

Stewardnoun

A fiscal agent of certain bodies.

‘a steward in a Methodist church’;

Hostnoun

An organism bearing certain genetic material.

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

Stewardnoun

In some colleges, an officer who provides food for the students and superintends the kitchen; also, an officer who attends to the accounts of the students.

Hostnoun

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

Stewardnoun

In Scotland, a magistrate appointed by the crown to exercise jurisdiction over royal lands.

Hostnoun

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

Stewardnoun

In information technology, somebody who is responsible for managing a set of projects, products or technologies and how they affect the IT organization to which they belong.

Hostnoun

A large number of items; a large inventory.

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

Stewardverb

To act as the steward or caretaker of (something)

Hostnoun

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

Stewardnoun

A man employed in a large family, or on a large estate, to manage the domestic concerns, supervise other servants, collect the rents or income, keep accounts, and the like.

‘Worthy to be stewards of rent and land.’; ‘They came near to the steward of Joseph's house.’; ‘As good stewards of the manifold grace of God.’;

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.’;

Stewardnoun

A person employed in a hotel, or a club, or on board a ship, to provide for the table, superintend the culinary affairs, etc. In naval vessels, the captain's steward, wardroom steward, steerage steward, warrant officers steward, etc., are petty officers who provide for the messes under their charge.

Hostverb

To lodge at an inn.

Stewardnoun

A fiscal agent of certain bodies; as, a steward in a Methodist church.

Hostverb

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

‘Kremvax hosts a variety of services.’;

Stewardnoun

In some colleges, an officer who provides food for the students and superintends the kitchen; also, an officer who attends to the accounts of the students.

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.

Stewardnoun

In Scotland, a magistrate appointed by the crown to exercise jurisdiction over royal lands.

Hostnoun

An army; a number of men gathered for war.

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

Stewardverb

To manage as a steward.

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.’;

Stewardnoun

someone who manages property or other affairs for someone else

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.’;

Stewardnoun

the ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements

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.

Stewardnoun

an attendant on an airplane

Hostverb

To give entertainment to.

Stewardnoun

a union member who is elected to represent fellow workers in negotiating with management

Hostverb

To lodge at an inn; to take up entertainment.

Stewardnoun

one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals

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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