A couple recieve a drink from their host.
- The definition of host is someone or something that entertains others or invites others in, or the wafer used in Christian communion.
- An example of host is someone who gives a party.
- An example of host is a dog that has fleas.
- An example of host is the cracker used during communion.
- Host is defined as the action of inviting others in or having guests.
An example of host is when you throw a party.
- a wafer of the bread used in a Eucharistic service
- [H-] a consecrated Eucharistic wafer
Origin of hostMiddle English hoste from Old French hoiste from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin hostia, consecrated host from L, animal sacrificed, probably from hostire, to recompense, requite
- one who entertains guests either at home or elsewhere
- a person who keeps an inn or hotel; innkeeper
- an organization, municipality, etc. providing the site and services for a competition or event: Berlin was host to the 1936 summer Olympics
- any organism on or in which a parasitic organism lives for nourishment or protection
- an individual, esp. an embryo, into which a graft is inserted
- the main or central computer in a network
- a server that stores Web pages and makes them available on the World Wide Web
- a company that provides customers with such a server and related services for maintaining a website
- the person who conducts a program that features conversation, interviews, etc.
- the emcee of a game show
Origin of hostMiddle English hoste from OFr, host, guest from Classical Latin hospes (gen. hospitis): see hospice
- an army
- a multitude; great number
Origin of hostMiddle English from Old French from Medieval Latin hostis, army, hostile force from L: see hospice
- One who receives or entertains guests in a social or official capacity.
- A person who manages an inn or hotel.
- One that furnishes facilities and resources for a function or event: the city chosen as host for the Olympic Games.
- The emcee or interviewer on a radio or television program.
- Biology a. An organism on which or in which another organism lives.b. A cell that has been infected by a virus or other infective agent.
- Medicine The recipient of a transplanted tissue or organ.
- Computers a. A computer or other device providing data or services that a remote computer can access by means of a network or modem.b. A computer that is connected to a TCP/IP network such as the internet.
transitive verbhost·ed, host·ing, hosts
- To serve as host to or at: “the garden party he had hosted last spring” ( Saturday Review )
- To provide software that offers data or services, hardware, or both over a computer network.
Origin of hostMiddle English host, guest from Old French from Latin hospes hospit-; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots.
- An army.
- A great number; a multitude. See Synonyms at multitude.
Origin of hostMiddle English from Old French from Late Latin hostis from Latin enemy ; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots.
Origin of hostMiddle English from Latin hostia sacrifice
- A person who receives or entertains a guest, particularly into the host’s home.
- A good host is always considerate of the guest’s needs.
- A person or organization responsible for running an event.
- Our company is host of the annual conference this year.
- A moderator or master of ceremonies for a performance.
- The host was terrible, but the acts themselves were good.
- (computing, Internet, Unix) Any computer attached to a network.
- (biology) A cell or organism which harbors another organism or biological entity, usually a parasite.
- Viruses depend on the host that they infect in order to be able to reproduce.
- (evolutionism, genetics) An organism bearing certain genetic material.
- The so-called junk DNA is known, so far, to provide no apparent benefit to its host.
- Consecrated bread such as that used in the Christian ceremony of the Eucharist.
(third-person singular simple present hosts, present participle hosting, simple past and past participle hosted)
From Old French oste (French: hôte), from Middle Latin hospitem, accusative of hospes (“a host, also a sourjourner, visitor, guest; hence, a foreigner, a stranger”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰóspot- (“master of guests”), from *gʰóstis (“stranger, guest, host, someone with whom one has reciprocal duties of hospitality”) and *pótis (“owner, master, host, husband”). Used in English since 13th century.
From Old French hoste, from Middle Latin hostis (“foreign enemy”) (as opposed to inimicus (“personal enemy”)), cognate with etymology 1.
host - Computer Definition
- The central computer in a mainframe or midrange computer environment to which the networks and terminals connect. See also computer, mainframe computer, midrange computer, network, and terminal.
- In telecommunications, local area networks (LANs), and networks, in general, a server that functions to provide programs or data files to client computers. See also client, LAN, telecommunications, network, and server.
- In the Internet, any computer that can serve as a source or destination for data transfers.An Internet host has a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address and unique domain name. See also domain, Internet, and IP.
A computer that permits users to communicate with other computers on a network by providing a service. Individual users access these services through application programs such as electronic mail (email), FTP, and telnet.
QUT Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support. Network Glossary. [Online, July 17, 2003.] QUT Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support Website. http://www.its.qut.edu.au/network/glossary.jsp.
(1) A source of information or signals. The term can refer to a computer, smartphone, tablet or any electronic device. In a network, clients (users' machines) and servers are hosts because they are both sources of information in contrast to network devices, such as routers and switches, which only direct traffic. See host adapter and hostname.
(2) To have in one's possession. When you "host a computer system," the system is running in your facility. Although sounding inane, it is technically accurate to say "our company hosts many hosts!"