- 1. host, adult, grownup
- usage: 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
- 2. horde, host, legion, multitude, throng, concourse
- usage: a vast multitude
- 3. host, organism, being
- usage: an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association
- 4. master of ceremonies, emcee, host, entertainer
- usage: a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
- 5. host, legion, army, regular army, ground forces
- usage: archaic terms for army
- 6. host, organization, organisation
- usage: any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event; "Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games"
- 7. host, recipient, receiver
- usage: (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
- 8. host, innkeeper, boniface, patron
- usage: the owner or manager of an inn
- 9. Host, bread, breadstuff, staff of life
- usage: a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
- 10. server, host, computer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system
- usage: (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network
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- 1. host, entertain
- usage: be the host of or for; "We hosted 4 couples last night"
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