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Dictionary definition for: Host

1. (n) 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

2. (v) be the host of or for; "We hosted 4 couples last night"

3. (n) a vast multitude

4. (n) an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; the host does not benefit and is often harmed by the association

5. (n) a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)

6. (n) archaic terms for army

7. (n) any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event; "Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games"

8. (n) (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor

9. (n) the owner or manager of an inn

10. (n) a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion

11. (n) (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network

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