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Definition of Host


  1. The consecrated wafer, believed to be the body of Christ, which in the Mass is offered as a sacrifice; also, the bread before consecration.
  2. An army; a number of men gathered for war.
  3. Any great number or multitude; a throng.
  4. One who receives or entertains another, whether gratuitously or for compensation; one from whom another receives food, lodging, or entertainment; a landlord.
  5. To give entertainment to.
  6. To lodge at an inn; to take up entertainment.
  7. 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.

Host Quotations

Childhood vaccines are one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. Indeed, parents whose children are vaccinated no longer have to worry about their child's death or disability from whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, or a host of other infections.
Ezekiel Emanuel

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Helen Keller

Thou has a thousand eyes and yet not one eye; Thou host a thousand forms and yet not one form.
Guru Nanak

Even if you have nothing in your wallet, nothing can keep you from having a great summer. You can listen to crickets sing you to sleep, trace the Big Dipper, breathe in the stars, run through a sprinkler, host a cartwheel contest in the front yard.
Regina Brett

When the idea of 'Chopped' surfaced, it was originally meant to be taped at some guy's mansion with him and his crazy Chihuahua. A stuffy fellow in a tuxedo was to host, and the losing chef's dish was then fed to the dog! I am not kidding, I saw it! I think it is genius! Twisted, but genius!
Ted Allen
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Host Translations

host in Dutch is gastheer
host in German is Hausherr, Wirt, Zentralcomputer, Hauptcomputer
host in Italian is ospitante
host in Latin is hospes
host in Norwegian is vert, skare
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