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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Host  \Host\,  n.  (Biol.) 
  Any  animal  or  plant  affording  lodgment  or  subsistence  to  a 
  parasitic  or  commensal  organism.  Thus  a  tree  is  a  host  of  an 
  air  plant  growing  upon  it 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Host  \Host\  (h[=o]st),  n.  [LL.  hostia  sacrifice,  victim,  from 
  hostire  to  strike.]  (R.  C.  Ch.) 
  The  consecrated  wafer,  believed  to  be  the  body  of  Christ, 
  which  in  the  Mass  is  offered  as  a  sacrifice;  also  the  bread 
  before  consecration. 
 
  Note:  In  the  Latin  Vulgate  the  word  was  applied  to  the  Savior 
  as  being  an  offering  for  the  sins  of  men. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Host  \Host\,  n.  [OE.  host,  ost,  OF  host,  ost,  fr  L.  hostis 
  enemy,  LL.,  army.  See  {Guest},  and  cf  {Host}  a  landlord.] 
  1.  An  army;  a  number  of  men  gathered  for  war. 
 
  A  host  so  great  as  covered  all  the  field.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Any  great  number  or  multitude;  a  throng. 
 
  And  suddenly  there  was  with  the  angel  a  multitude  of 
  the  heavenly  host  praising  God.  --Luke  ii  13. 
 
  All  at  once  I  saw  a  crowd,  A  host,  of  golden 
  daffodils.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Host  \Host\,  n.  [OE.  host,  ost,  OF  hoste,  oste,  F.  h[^o]te, 
  from  L.  hospes  a  stranger  who  is  treated  as  a  guest,  he  who 
  treats  another  as  his  guest,  a  hostl  prob.  fr  hostis 
  stranger,  enemy  (akin  to  E.  guest  a  visitor)  +  potis  able; 
  akin  to  Skr.  pati  master,  lord.  See  {Host}  an  army, 
  {Possible},  and  cf  {Hospitable},  {Hotel}.] 
  One  who  receives  or  entertains  another,  whether  gratuitously 
  or  for  compensation;  one  from  whom  another  receives  food, 
  lodging,  or  entertainment;  a  landlord.  --Chaucer.  ``Fair  host 
  and  Earl.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  Time  is  like  a  fashionable  host,  That  slightly  shakes 
  his  parting  guest  by  the  hand.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Host  \Host\,  v.  t. 
  To  give  entertainment  to  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Host  \Host\,  v.  i. 
  To  lodge  at  an  inn;  to  take  up  entertainment.  [Obs.]  ``Where 
  you  shall  host.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  host 
  n  1:  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:  a  vast  multitude  [syn:  {horde},  {legion}] 
  3:  an  animal  or  plant  that  nourishes  and  supports  a  parasite; 
  the  host  does  not  benefit  and  is  often  harmed  by  the 
  association  [ant:  {parasite}] 
  4:  a  person  who  acts  as  host  at  formal  occasions  (makes  an 
  introductory  speech  and  introduces  other  speakers)  [syn:  {master 
  of  ceremonies},  {emcee}] 
  5:  archaic  terms  for  army  [syn:  {legion}] 
  6:  any  organization  that  provides  resources  and  facilities  for 
  a  function  or  event;  "Atlanta  was  chosen  to  be  host  for 
  the  Olympic  Games" 
  7:  the  owner  or  manager  of  an  inn  [syn:  {innkeeper}] 
  8:  a  technical  name  for  the  bread  used  in  the  service  of  Mass 
  or  Holy  Communion  [syn:  {Host}] 
  9:  (computer  science)  a  computer  that  provides  client  stations 
  with  access  to  files  and  printers  as  shared  resources  to  a 
  computer  network  [syn:  {server}] 
  v  :  be  the  host  of  or  for  "We  hosted  4  couples  last  night" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  host 
 
  1.    A  computer  connected  to  a  {network}. 
 
  The  term  {node}  includes  devices  such  as  routers  and  printers 
  which  would  not  normally  be  called  "hosts". 
 
  2.    A  computer  to  which  one  connects  using  a 
  {terminal  emulator}. 
 
  (1995-02-16) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Host 
  an  entertainer  (Rom.  16:23);  a  tavern-keeper,  the  keeper  of  a 
  caravansary  (Luke  10:35). 
 
  In  warfare,  a  troop  or  military  force.  This  consisted  at  first 
  only  of  infantry.  Solomon  afterwards  added  cavalry  (1  Kings 
  4:26;  10:26).  Every  male  Israelite  from  twenty  to  fifty  years  of 
  age  was  bound  by  the  law  to  bear  arms  when  necessary  (Num.  1:3; 
  26:2;  2  Chr.  25:5). 
 
  Saul  was  the  first  to  form  a  standing  army  (1  Sam.  13:2; 
  24:2).  This  example  was  followed  by  David  (1  Chr.  27:1),  and 
  Solomon  (1  Kings  4:26),  and  by  the  kings  of  Israel  and  Judah  (2 
  Chr.  17:14;  26:11;  2  Kings  11:4,  etc.). 
 




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