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noun host pronunciation in American English /hoʊst/
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singularhost
pluralhosts
  1. 1
    [countable] someone who invites people to a meal or party, or to stay in their home. A woman who does this is sometimes called a hostess
    They had brought a present for their hosts.
  2. 3
    [countable] a place or organization that arranges a special event and provides the area, buildings, equipment, or services needed for it
    be/play host to: Japan is playing host to its first World Championship Grand Prix this weekend.
    host nation/country/city/club: It was an impressive performance from the host nation.
  3. 4
    [singular] a lot of people or things
    host of: The hotel offers a host of leisure activities.
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  4. 5
    [countable] biology a plant or animal that has another plant or animal, called a parasite, living on it
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  5. 7

    host

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    host computer

    [countable] computing the main computer in a network that controls certain processes or files

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