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verb [transitive] host pronunciation in British English /həʊst/
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present tense
present participlehosting
past tensehosted
past participlehosted
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  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.
  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


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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