|1.||a person who receives or entertains guests, esp in his own home|
|2.||a. a country or organization which provides facilities for and receives visitors to an event|
|b. (as modifier): the host nation|
|3.||the compere of a show or television programme|
|a. an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite|
|b. an animal, esp an embryo, into which tissue is experimentally grafted|
|5.||computing a computer connected to a network and providing facilities to other computers and their users|
|6.||the owner or manager of an inn|
|7.||to be the host of (a party, programme, etc): to host one's own show|
|8.||informal (US) (tr) to leave (a restaurant) without paying the bill|
|[C13: from French hoste, from Latin hospes guest, foreigner, from hostis enemy]|
|1.||a great number; multitude|
|2.||an archaic word for army|
|[C13: from Old French hoste, from Latin hostis stranger, enemy]|
The animal or plant on which or in which a parasitic organism lives.
The recipient of a transplanted tissue or organ.
|host (hōst) Pronunciation Key
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an entertainer (Rom. 16:23); a tavern-keeper, the keeper of a caravansary (Luke 10:35). In warfare, a troop or military force. This consisted at first only of infantry. Solomon afterwards added cavalry (1 Kings 4:26; 10:26). Every male Israelite from twenty to fifty years of age was bound by the law to bear arms when necessary (Num. 1:3; 26:2; 2 Chr. 25:5). Saul was the first to form a standing army (1 Sam. 13:2; 24:2). This example was followed by David (1 Chr. 27:1), and Solomon (1 Kings 4:26), and by the kings of Israel and Judah (2 Chr. 17:14; 26:11; 2 Kings 11:4, etc.).