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banquet to take part in a banquet as host or guest. [1/4 definitions]
call-in a telephone conversation between a listener or viewer and a radio or television host, which is broadcast on the host's show. [2 definitions]
computer virus a code inserted into a host program that can attach itself to and seriously damage other programs, including a computer's system.
computer worm a computer program that can propagate, by itself, from host to host, often causing loss of memory space and sometimes minor harm to a system.
do the honors to function as a host; serve.
host1 to be or serve as a host at. [1/5 definitions]
hostess a woman who serves as a host. [1/3 definitions]
Johnny Carson popular comedian and, from 1962 to 1992, host of a late-night talk show; born John William Carson (b.1925--d.2005).
monstrance in Roman Catholicism, the receptacle containing the consecrated Host.
Oprah Winfrey influential U.S. talk-show host, actor, philanthropist, and reputedly the first African-American woman billionaire (b.1954).
parasitism the relationship between a parasite and its host, involving benefit to the parasite and harm to the host. [1/2 definitions]
potlatch among Indians of the Pacific Northwest, a ceremony in which a host destroys or gives away his property to guests, who are expected to reciprocate later with a similar or greater display.
sacrament (usu. cap.) the Eucharist or its consecrated elements, esp. the bread or host. [1/4 definitions]
tabernacle a small box for consecrated wine and the Host, usu. located on the altar. [1/3 definitions]
talk show a radio or television program in which a host interviews or chats with celebrities or other preselected panelists and often encourages participation by listeners, viewers, or a studio audience.
trematode any of various parasitic flatworms that have one or more external suckers with which to attach themselves to a host.
trichina a tiny parasitic worm that causes trichinosis by residing, in the adult stage, in the intestines of its host animal and, during the larval stage, encysting the muscles.