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a woman who receives and entertains guests in her own home or elsewhere.
a woman employed in a restaurant or place of amusement to receive, seat, or assist patrons.
a woman who acts as master of ceremonies, moderator, or interviewer for a television or radio program; host.
a woman employed by an airline, railroad, bus company, etc., to see that passengers are comfortable throughout a trip, usually receiving and seating them, and sometimes serving them refreshments.
a woman who manages a resort or hotel or who directs its social activities.
verb (used with object)
to be the hostess at (a reception, dinner, etc.):
She will hostess a shower for the new bride.
to act as hostess at, to, or for:
She volunteered to hostess the garden club next season.
verb (used without object)
to perform the duties or functions of a hostess.
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gave us plates of cake and bags of candy, and the clown gave me a hug.
explained that for the next course a large clay pot would be placed in the center of the long table.
As if she hijacked the plane so she could play
It also makes a terrifically easy
gift when poured into a sterilized jar.
His humor is torture, and his style is as fussy and clumsy as an awkward
She was giving her children a bath, but she stopped to play
to yet another foreign inquisitor.
Another great job is to work as a
in an upscale restaurant.
Suppose the host and
screamed with rage, threw dishes and collapsed in hysterics.
My mistake, of course, was not looking straight to the
In the unlikely event a station would broadcast such a show, the
would be shunned.
British Dictionary definitions for
a woman acting as host
a woman who receives and entertains patrons of a club, restaurant, etc
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