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verb [transitive] host pronunciation in American English /hoʊst/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlehosting
past tensehosted
past participlehosted
  1. 1
    to arrange a special event and provide the area, buildings, equipment, or services needed for it

    Sydney hosted the Olympic Games in 2000.

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  2. 3
    to organize and be in charge of a meal or party for guests, especially an official one

    The Queen hosted a dinner for leaders attending the European summit.

  3. 4
    computing to run websites on a computer, usually for companies

    web hosting services at competitive prices

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