host host  /ˈhoʊst/


  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. (n) a vast multitude
  3. (n) an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association
  4. (n) a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
  5. (n) archaic terms for army
  6. (n) any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event
  7. (n) (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
  8. (n) the owner or manager of an inn
  9. (n) a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
  10. (n) (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network
  11. (v) be the host of or for


  1. Japan's host clubs have gone mainstreamwithout getting overly squeaky clean.
  2. Mark Fenton Host, America's Walking PBS Mark Fenton is the host of the new PBS series, America's Walking.
  3. host, a tall, bespectacled fellow with a wry expression and fidgety body language, bounds onstage to the beat of the house rock band.


  1. Host Hotels Hikes Dividend Again - Analyst Blog

    Consistent with its efforts to enhance stockholders' value, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. ( HST ) raised its quarterly cash dividend by 10% sequentially to 11 cents per share from
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Host Hotels Hikes Dividend Again

    Consistent with its efforts to enhance stockholders value, Host Hotels increased its quarterly cash dividend by 10% sequentially.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Announces Increase In Quarterly Dividend On Common Stock

    BETHESDA, Md., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) announced that its board of directors authorized a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share on the Company's ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We know we can play football," Dutch captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst said. "To be mentally strong is now most important.' The Netherlands reached the 1974 and '78 finals with some of soccer's greatest players, but each time the host...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Giovanni van Bronckhorst Source: Nigerian Compass

  2. "If Sao Paulo wants to host the opening game or the competition as a whole, the deadline is getting close," Teixeira said. "Cape Town built [Green Point Stadium] in two-and-a-half years, so we are dangerously close to the limit. The issue...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Teixeira Source: National

  3. "Let me be clear: Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile activity poses a real threat, not just to the United States, but to Iran's neighbors and our allies," Obama said "The Czech Republic and Poland have been courageous in agreeing to host a...
    on Apr 5, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

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