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See also höst

English

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Etymology 1

From Old French hoste (French: hôte), from Middle [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] hospitem (nominative of hospes). Used in English since 13th Century.

Noun

Singular
host

Plural
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host ({{{1}}})
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  1. A person who allows a guest, particularly into the host’s home.
    A good host is always considerate of the guest’s needs.
  2. A person or organization responsible for running an event.
    Our company is host of the annual conference this year.
  3. A moderator or master of ceremonies for a performance.
    The host was terrible, but the acts themselves were good.
  4. (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any computer attached to a network.
  5. (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A computer or software component that provides services.
    This machine is the host of the name server.
  6. (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
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An organism bearing certain genetic material.
    The so-called junk DNA provides no benefit to its host.
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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to host

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to host (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To perform the role of a host.
    Our company will host the annual conference this year.
    I was terrible at hosting that show.
    I’ll be hosting tonight. I hope I’m not terrible.
    Kremvax hosts a variety of services.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To run software made available to a remote user or process.
    • 1987 May 7, Selden E. Ball, Jr., Re: Ethernet Terminal Concentrators, comp.protocols.tcp-ip, Usenet
      CMU/TEK TCP/IP software uses an excessive amount of cpu resources for terminal support both outbound, when accessing another system, and inbound, when the local system is hosting a session.
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Etymology 2

From Old French host, from Middle [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] hostis (foreign enemy) (as opposed to inimicus (personal enemy)), cognate with etymology 1.

Noun

Singular
host

Plural
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host ({{{1}}})
  1. A multitude of people arrayed as an army; used also in religious senses, as: Heavenly host (of angels)
    • 2001, Carlos Parada, Hesione 2, Greek Mythology Link
      the invading host that had sailed from Hellas in more than one thousand ships was of an unprecedented size.
  2. A large number of items; a large inventory.
    A host of parts for my Model A!
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Etymology 3

From Middle English also oist, ost, from Old French hoiste, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] hostia (sacrificial victim).

Noun

Singular
host

Plural
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host ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The consecrated bread or wafer of the eucharist.
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Catalan

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ca:Template:lang:la derivations]] hostis.

Noun

host

  1. army

Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Common Slavic *gost.

Pronunciation

Noun

host m.

  1. guest

Dutch

Etymology 1

From hossen.

Pronunciation

Verb

host

  1. Second-person singular indicative simple present form of hossen.
  2. (archaic) Formal second-person singular indicative simple present form of hossen.
  3. Third-person singular indicative simple present form of hossen.

Etymology 2

From English.

Pronunciation

Like English, mostly IPA: /hoʊst/, SAMPA: /hoUst/.

Noun

host m. (plural s, diminutive je)

  1. (computing) host
Derived terms

Norwegian

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Etymology 1

Related to hoste (to cough).

Noun

host m. (definite singular hosten; indefinite plural hoster; definite plural hostene)
host n. (definite singular hostet; indefinite plural host; definite plural hosta/hostene)

  1. A single cough expulsion.

Verb

host

  1. Imperative of hoste.

Etymology 2

From English.

Noun

host m. (definite singular hosten; indefinite plural hoster; definite plural hostene)

  1. (computing) host
Synonyms

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