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Definition of Host

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

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Maya Angelou

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

Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.
Gore Vidal

Bitterness is cancer - it eats upon the host. It doesn't do anything to the object of its displeasure.
Maya Angelou

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
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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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