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hostess


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hostess  \Host"ess\,  n.  [OE.  hostesse,  ostesse  See  {Host}  a 
  landlord.] 
  1.  A  female  host;  a  woman  who  hospitably  entertains  guests  at 
  her  house.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  woman  who  entertains  guests  for  compensation;  a  female 
  innkeeper.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hostess 
  n  1:  a  woman  host 
  2:  a  woman  innkeeper 
  3:  a  woman  steward  on  an  airplane  [syn:  {stewardess},  {air 
  hostess}] 




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