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1    entertainer, innkeeper, landlord, master of ceremonies, proprietor  
2    anchor man, compere     (Brit.)   presenter  
3    compere     (Brit.)   front     (informal)   introduce, present  
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host   [2]  
      n   army, array, drove, horde, legion, multitude, myriad, swarm, throng  

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  ( hosts    plural & 3rd person present)   ( hosting    present participle)   ( hosted    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   The host at a party is the person who has invited the guests and provides the food, drink, or entertainment.  
Apart from my host, I didn't know a single person there...     
2       verb   If someone hosts a party, dinner, or other function, they have invited the guests and provide the food, drink, or entertainment.  
Tonight she hosts a ball for 300 guests.      V n  
3       n-count   A country, city, or organization that is the host of an event provides the facilities for that event to take place.  
oft N n  
Barcelona was chosen to be host of the 1992 Olympic games.     
4       verb   If a country, city, or organization hosts an event, they provide the facilities for the event to take place.  
Cannes hosts the annual film festival.      V n  
5    If a person or country plays host to an event or an important visitor, they host the event or the visit.  
play host to sth/sb      phrase   V inflects  
The Prime Minister played host to French Premier Jacques Chirac.     
6       n-count   The host of a radio or television show is the person who introduces it and talks to the people who appear in it.  
usu with supp   (=presenter)  
I am host of a live radio programme.     
7       verb   The person who hosts a radio or television show introduces it and talks to the people who appear in it.  
She also hosts a show on St Petersburg Radio.      V n  
8       quant   A hostof things is a lot of them.   (=multitude)  
A host of problems may delay the opening of the Channel Tunnel...     
9       n-count   A host or a host computer is the main computer in a network of computers, which controls the most important files and programs.  
oft N n  
10       n-count   The host of a parasite is the plant or animal which it lives on or inside and from which it gets its food.     (TECHNICAL)   oft N n  
When the eggs hatch the larvae eat the living flesh of the host animal.     
11       n-count   TheHost is the bread which is used to represent the body of Christ in Christian church services such as Holy Communion.     (TECHNICAL)   usu sing, the N  

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hoist, hot, hostage, hostile

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A social club started at Port Royal by Samuel de Champlain to help pass the long and cold winter nights. Each person took turns being host for an evening and serving his fellow man.


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