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Host appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun host:


Comparison of usage frequency between the noun host and its most common antonym:


Host is sometimes a misspelling of horse.

The word host is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun host

What does host mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • host: hosts
  • Host: Hosts

  1. a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: adult / grownup = a fully developed person from maturity onward
    • more specific word: hostess = a woman host
  2. a vast multitude
  3. an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • antonym: parasite
    • more generic words: being / organism = a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    • more specific terms:
      • intermediate host = a host that is used by a parasite in the course of its life cycle
      • definitive host = the host in which the sexual reproduction of a parasite takes place
  4. a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
  5. archaic terms for army
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of host: legion
    • more generic terms: army / ground forces / regular army = a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
    • more specific terms:
      • Roman Legion = a division of from 3000 to 6000 men (including cavalry) in the Roman army
      • Sabaoth = hosts or armies
  6. any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event
    • example: Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: organisation / organization = a group of people who work together
  7. (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
  8. the owner or manager of an inn
  9. a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic terms: bread / breadstuff / staff of life = food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
  10. (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network

Alternative definition of the noun host


  1. A person who allows a guest, particularly into the host’s home.
  2. A person or organization responsible for running an event.
  3. A moderator or master of ceremonies for a performance.
  4. [computing, Internet, Unix] Any computer attached to a network.
  5. [computing, networking] A computer or software component that provides services.
  6. [biology] A cell or organism which harbors another organism or biological entity, usually a parasite.
  7. [context: evolutionism, genetics] An organism bearing certain genetic material.
  8. A multitude of people arrayed as an army; used also in religious senses, as: Heavenly host (of angels)
  9. A large number of items; a large inventory.
  10. [context: Catholicism] The consecrated bread or wafer of the Eucharist.

Specialised definition of the noun host

Glossary of information technology

A host computer comprises the central hardware and software resources of a computer complex, e.g. CPU, memory, channels, disk and magnetic tape I/O subsystems plus operating and applications software. The term is used to denote all non-network items.

Definition of the verb host

What does host mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: hosted | hosting | hosts

  1. be the host of or for


  1. Host: In biology, a host is an organism that harbors a parasite, or a mutual or commensal symbiont, typically providing nourishment and shelter. In botany, a host plant is one that supplies food resources and substrate for certain insects or other fauna. Examples of such interactions include a cell being host to a virus, a bean plant hosting helpful nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and animals as hosts to parasitic worms, e.g. nematodes.
  2. Host is a fictional character from the 2012 film Upside Down.
  3. Host is a fictional character from 1953 film The Drayton Case.
  4. Host is a fictional character from the 2006 film Göta kanal 2 - Kanalkampen.
  5. Host is a fictional character from Fantasm.

There are other characters with in their name, like Guest host, Talkshow Host, Talk show host, Television Host, Music Fever Host, Chipper Host Darcy.


"Host" a.k.a. "Höst" is a book by Selma Lagerlöf.

  • released in (82 years ago)


  1. "Host" a.k.a. "The Host" is a 2006 South Korean monster film, directed by Bong Joon-ho and starring Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona and Go Ah-sung.
  2. "Host" a.k.a. "Virtual Obsession" is a 1998 TV film directed by Mick Garris.
  3. "Host" is a 1997 film directed by Kristin Lucas.
  4. "Host" is a short film, directed by Aji Aditya.


  1. "Host" is the seventh studio album recorded by British band Paradise Lost. The singles "So Much Is Lost" and "Permanent Solution" both have music videos released. Due to an injury, Gregor Mackintosh often played keyboards instead of guitar while touring the album with his guitar technician playing his guitar parts.
  2. "Host" is the second studio album by Critters Buggin of Seattle, Washington and was released in 1997. It was recorded December 18–20 at Bad Animals and December 21–23 live at OK Hotel 1995. Originally released by Loosegroove, Host was reissued by Kufala Recordings in 2004.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  3. "Host" is a musical album of Clarknova.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  4. "Host" a.k.a. "Höst" is a musical album of Vanhelga.
    • released on
  5. "Host" is a musical album of Thembi Soddell & Anthea Caddy.
    • released in
  6. "Host" a.k.a. "Höst" is a composition.
  7. "Host" is a musical single of The Crocketts.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  8. "Host" a.k.a. "Høst" is a musical album of Høst.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  9. "Host" is a musical album of Philip Jeck.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  10. "Host" is a composition.
  11. "Host" is a musical album of Nothing Inside.
  12. "Host" a.k.a. "Höst" is a composition.


  1. Host a.k.a. Høst is a musical group.
    • albums: "På sterke vinger", "Hardt mot hardt"
  2. Host a.k.a. Høst is a musical group.
    • album: "Høst"
  3. Host is a musical group.
    • members:
    • albums: "Feel Cheap / Letter X", "Mean Streak", "Minimum Listening Guarantee"
  4. Host is a musical group.
    • album: "There's Nothing Up There But Heavy Clouds"

There are other groups with in their name, like Shadow Host, Satan's Host and Human Host Body.


Host a.k.a. Host, Pennsylvania: Host is one of many unincorporated communities that dot the agriculture-covered landscape of Berks County, Pennsylvania. The village is located in southeastern Tulpehocken Township, along Pennsylvania Route 419. Children here attend the Tulpehocken Area School District, whose high school is located in nearby Jefferson Township.


  1. Host a.k.a. Presenter: Der Begriff Showmaster wurde vom niederländischen Entertainer Rudi Carrell – zuerst in dem Lied Showmaster ist mein Beruf – für den Moderator einer großen Fernsehshow geprägt. Bei seiner Tätigkeit übt der Showmaster häufig selbst Elemente der darstellenden Kunst aus, indem er humoristische, musikalische oder vokale Einlagen liefert, die das Publikum neben der reinen Sachinformation zusätzlich ansprechen.
  2. Host: A network host is a computer or other device connected to a computer network. A network host may offer information resources, services, and applications to users or other nodes on the network. A network host is a network node that is assigned a network layer host address.
  3. Host is a personal appearance role, job title.
    • also known as Gastvrouw
  4. host is a simple utility for performing Domain Name System lookups. It was developed by the Internet Systems Consortium, and is released under the ISC license, a permissive free software license.
  5. Host: In psychology and mental health, a host is the most important mental entity in someone who has dissociative identity disorder. Often this is thought to be the root of the person's psyche, or at least a key figure for completion of therapy, whether or not it has integration as a goal.
  6. host is a gene ontology group, gene group.
  7. Host: The plant that is affected by this particular disease.
  8. The host location.
  9. Host: The biological organism from which the viral sample was isolated.

Phrases with Host

Phrases starting with the word Host:

  1. Host Sedge
  2. Host Response

Phrases ending with the word Host:

  1. Co-host
  2. No-Host
  3. Dmz Host
  4. definitive host
  5. Wraparound Host
  6. Graft-Versus-Host
  7. intermediate host

Other phrase containing the word Host:

  1. No host bar

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Host

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Google previewMicrobial Zoonoses and Sapronoses (2010)

by Zdenek Hubálek, Ivo Rudolf

A host is a vertebrate species from which a particular pathogenic agent has been isolated or detected, whereas a reservoir...

The competent host is that vertebrate species which is able not only to amplify the agent but also to transmit it to a ...

Google previewBody Structures and Functions (2016)

by Ann Senisi Scott, Elizabeth Fong

A host is a simple or complex organism that can be affected by an agent. As the term is used here, a host is an individual who is at risk of contracting an infectious disease. A susceptible host is a person who lacks resistance to an agent and is ...

Google previewDistribution of Intestinal Parasitic Infections Among the Residence of Porto Novo Municipality of Cape Verde (2013)

by Peter Ubah Okeke

Definitive host is the host in which sexual reproduction takes place or in which the most highly developed form of a parasite occurs. When the...

Google previewWorkbook (2013)

by Ann Scott, Elizabeth Fong

The host is an individual who is at risk of contracting an infection. A susceptible host is a person who lacks resistance and is vulnerable to disease. A compromised host is a person whose normal defense mechanisms are impaired and is more ...

Google previewDiagnostic Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians (2016)

by Charles M. Hendrix, Ed Robinson

The definitive host is the host that harbors the adult, sexual, or mature stages of the parasite. For example, the...

A reservoir host is a vertebrate host in which a parasite or disease occurs in nature and is a source of infection for humans and ...

Google previewFoundations of Basic Nursing (2010)

by Lois White, Gena Duncan, Wendy Baumle

A host is an organism that can be affected by an agent. A human being is usually considered a host. A susceptible host is a person who has no resistance to an agent and thus is vulnerable to disease. For example, an individual who has not ...

Google previewThe New Public Health (2009)

by Theodore H. Tulchinsky, Elena Varavikova

A host is a person or other living animal, including birds and arthropods, who provides a place for growth and sustenance...

Google previewThe Power of Loyalty (2010)

10 Essential Steps to Build a Successful Customer Loyalty Strategy by Roger Brooks

The loyalty host is the central nerve and intelligence center for your loyalty program. It is the lifeblood that maintains every aspect of your program and every detail about your customers' purchase activity. Initially, the host is the platform or ...

Google previewInvertebrate Biology (2012)

A Functional Approach by P. Calow

Two hosts are involved; for example in Fasciola hepatica, the liver fluke, the primary host is the sheep which harbours the adult and sexual phase whereas the secondary host is a snail and harbours larvae. Hence there must be a transfer ...

Google previewThe Computer and Information Science and Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms Dictionary (1994)

by David W. South

hierarchy; home; horizontal; host; hour; Planck constant ( Symbol, denoting 6.6256 x I0" erg sec) H Magnetic Field Strength (Symbol); Magnetic Force (Symbol); Hydrogen (Symbol); Half-Adder; Horizontal; Henry ( The unit of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1980)

Volume 14 - Very Large Data Base Systems to Zero-Memory and Markov Information Source by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

time multiplexes the bare host machine and provides several independent "copies" of this machine. Each copy is called a virtual machine (VM). The VMM provides no user services other than those required ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Epidemiology (2014)

by Miquel Porta

BIOLOGICAL TRANSMISSION Transmission of the infectious agent to susceptible host by the bite of a bloodfeeding (arthropod) vector, as in malaria, or by other inoculation, as in Schistosoma infection. 2. EXTRINSIC INCUBATION PERIOD ...

Google previewDesk Encyclopedia of Microbiology (2010)

by Moselio Schaechter

Defining Statement Introduction Infections Caused by Preformed Toxins in the Absence of Bacterial Colonization Glossary bacteriophage Virus that infects a bacterial host. colitis Inflammation of colon (large bowel). cytotoxin Bacterial toxins ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the Old Testament (2003)

by G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren, Heinz-Josef Fabry

4: 19, the "host of heaven" that Israel is not permitted to worship includes "the sun, the moon, and the stars," which Yahweh has allotted to other nations. The same prohibition appears in Dt. 17:3, though here the sun and the ...

Google previewShakespeare's Non-Standard English: A Dictionary of his Informal Language (2004)

by Norman Blake

31–2, Host; Q has castallian king ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (1989)

Volume 3 - CompuServe to Computer Programs: Outliners by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Host computers at the nodes provide application programs and data bases that are accessed by the network users through the terminals. Terminals are usually clustered together and attached to a host computer through a terminal controller or ...

Google previewThe Youth's Companion, Or, An Historical Dictionary (1816)

Consisting of Articles Chiefly Selected from Natural and Civil History, Geography, Astronomy, Zoology, Botany, and Minerology : Arranged in Alphabetical Order by Ezra Sampson

HORSE— HOST. formidable sting. It would hardly be thought ...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Leisure Studies (2009)

by Tony Blackshaw, Garry Crawford

Only visitors who reside outside the host city, and whose primary motivation is to attend the event or who ...

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If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also.
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Scrabble value of H4O1S1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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