What is host?

  • (noun): A vast multitude.
    Synonyms: horde, legion
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on host:

Windows Script Host
... The Microsoft Windows Script Host (WSH) is an automation technology for Microsoft Windows operating systems that provides scripting abilities comparable to batch files, but with a wider range ... It was originally called Windows Scripting Host, but was renamed for the second release ... Windows Script Host is distributed and installed by default on Windows 98 and later versions of Windows ...
Host - Other
... Host station, railway stations in Melbourne, Australia with toilets etc ... Host, an author abbreviation in botany for Nicolaus Thomas Host ...
... Some remoras associate primarily with specific host species ... The relationship between a remora and its perfect host is most often taken to be one of commensalism, specifically phoresy ... The host to which it attaches for transport gains nothing from the relationship, but also loses little ...
Network Control Program - History
... NCP provided connections and flow control between processes running on different ARPANET host computers ... as email and file transfer, were built on top of NCP, using it to handle connections to other host computers ... The host usually connected to an IMP using another kind of interface, with different physical, data link and network layer specifications ...
Kōichi Yamadera - Roles - Variety Shows
... Monomane Grand Prix (Scatman John, Yūsaka Kimura and Louis Armstrong) Oha Suta (Main host, as "Yama-chan") Seiyū Club (Host) Shall We Dance? SmaSTATION!! (G ...

More definitions of "host":

  • (noun): Any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event.
    Example: "Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games"
  • (noun): Archaic terms for army.
    Synonyms: legion
  • (noun): A technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion.
  • (verb): Be the host of or for.
    Example: "We hosted 4 couples last night"
  • (noun): A person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers).
    Synonyms: master of ceremonies, emcee
  • (noun): (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network.
    Synonyms: server
  • (noun): (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor.
  • (noun): An animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; the host does not benefit and is often harmed by the association.
  • (noun): 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.

Famous quotes containing the word host:

    The rule for hospitality and Irish “help,” is, to have the same dinner every day throughout the year. At last, Mrs. O’Shaughnessy learns to cook it to a nicety, the host learns to carve it, and the guests are well served.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host...But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, Friend, move up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you.
    Bible: New Testament, Luke 14:8,10.