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Definition of "host" []

  • One who receives or entertains guests in a social or official capacity. (noun)
  • A person who manages an inn or hotel. (noun)
  • One that furnishes facilities and resources for a function or event: the city chosen as host for the Olympic Games. (noun)
  • The emcee or interviewer on a radio or television program. (noun)
  • Biology The animal or plant on which or in which another organism lives. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "host" in a sentence
  • "Who has not imagined to himself a country inn, where the traveller shall really feel _in_, and at home, and at his public-house, who was before at his private house; whose host is indeed a _host_, and a _lord_ of the"
  • "The nodes file has 2 columns, first one is the IP and the second is the hostname while read line do ip = ` echo $line | gawk - F ""'{print $1}' ` host = ` echo $line | gawk - F ""'{print $2}' ` pxeboot - a - O rhel5compute - r 28753 - S $host - e eth0 - N my_nis_domain - s console = ttyS0,115200n8r $ip done"
  • "The word host implies that it's your party and you're supplying the food and drink."