- 1. a person who receives or entertains other people as guests: "a dinner-party host" synonyms: antonyms:
- 2. an animal or plant on or in which a parasite or commensal organism lives.
- 1. act as host at (an event) or for (a television or radio program). synonyms: antonyms:
- 2. store (a website or other data) on a server or other computer so that it can be accessed over the Internet: "Columbia University currently hosts some 400 websites"
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[hohst] See more synonyms for host on Thesaurus.com. noun. a person who receives or entertains guests at home or elsewhere: the host at a theater party. a master of ceremonies, moderator, or interviewer for a television or radio program.
medical Definition of host. 1 : a living animal or plant on or in which a parasite lives — see definitive host, intermediate host. 2 : the larger, stronger, or dominant one of a commensal or symbiotic pair. 3 a : an individual into which a tissue or part is transplanted from another.
host. host - One of its early senses was "army." harbinger - Originally, one who provided lodging or acted as a host. table d' hote, prix fixe - Table d' hote, literally "table of the host," is a complete meal with specified courses for a set price—and means the same as prix fixe.
The host of a radio or television show is the person who introduces it and talks to the people who appear in it. I am host of a live radio programme. The person who hosts a radio or television show introduces it and talks to the people who appear in it. She also hosts a show on St Petersburg Radio.
A host (also known as "network host") is a computer or other device that communicates with other hosts on a network. Hosts on a network include clients and servers -- that send or receive data, services or applications.
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Hosts definition, a person who receives or entertains guests at home or elsewhere: the host at a theater party. See more.
paratenic host a potential or substitute intermediate host that serves until the appropriate definitive host is reached, and in which no development of the parasite occurs; it may or may not be necessary to the completion of the parasite's life cycle.
Host: 1. The organism from which a parasite obtains its nutrition and/or shelter. 2. An organism or cell culture in which a virus can replicate itself.
Host (biology) More specifically in botany, a host plant supplies food resources to micropredators, which have an evolutionarily stable relationship with their hosts similar to ectoparasitism. The host range is the collection of hosts that an organism can use as a partner.
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