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pronunciation:
host
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who provides hospitality such as food, entertainment, or lodging for guests.
As host of the party, he greeted the guests at the door and introduced everyone.Mr. Akiyama was our host while we were in Japan.
 
definition 2: a person who presides over a large gathering and often performs the function of introducing people to an audience; master of ceremonies.
Who will be this year's host of the Academy Awards show?
definition 3: a person who shows customers to their seats in an informal restaurant and often makes the seating decisions.
The host asked us if we had a reservation.We followed the host to our table.
similar words:
headwaiter, maitre d', maitre d'hotel
definition 4: a living organism from which a parasite sustains itself.
The cell then becomes host to the virus.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hosted, hosting, hosts
definition: to be or serve as a host at.
Her parents are hosting the wedding.
similar words:
banquet
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