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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

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

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

The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.
Khalil Gibran

I think there are a whole host of things that are civil rights, and then there are other things - such as traditional marriage - that, I think, express a community's concern and regard for a particular institution.
Barack Obama

Serious illness doesn't bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host.
Albert Schweitzer
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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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