host - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun 

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/həʊst/
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. 2
    [countable] someone who introduces and talks to the people taking part in a television or radio programme

    a game show/chat show host

  3. 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.

  4. 4
    [singular] a lot of people or things
    host of:

    The hotel offers a host of leisure activities.

  5. 5
    [countable] biology a plant or animal that has another plant or animal, called a parasite, living on it
  6. 6

    host

    or

    host computer

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