hostess - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈhəʊstɪs/
singularhostess
pluralhostesses
  1. 1
    a woman who invites someone to a meal or party, or to stay for a short time in her home. A man who does this is called a host.
  2. 4
    a woman whose job is to dance with men or sit with men who are customers in a nightclub
  3. 5
    mainly American a woman whose job is to welcome customers in a restaurant and take them to their table