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host

  
[1]  
      n  
1    entertainer, innkeeper, landlord, master of ceremonies, proprietor  
2    anchor man, compere     (Brit.)   presenter  
      vb  
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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host

  
  ( 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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