Meaning of hostess
Pronunciation: (hō'stis), [key]
- a woman who receives and entertains guests in her own home or elsewhere.
- a woman employed in a restaurant or place of amusement to receive, seat, or assist patrons.
- a woman who acts as master of ceremonies, moderator, or interviewer for a television or radio program; host.
- a woman employed by an airline, railroad, bus company, etc., to see that passengers are comfortable throughout a trip, usually receiving and seating them, and sometimes serving them refreshments.
- a woman who manages a resort or hotel or who directs its social activities.
- to be the hostess at (a reception, dinner, etc.): She will hostess a shower for the new bride.
- to act as hostess at, to, or for: She volunteered to hostess the garden club next season.
- to perform the duties or functions of a hostess.
- hostess (Thesaurus)