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host

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Television & radio, Biology
hosthost1 /həʊst $ hoʊst/ ●●○ W3 noun [countable]  1 at a partyPARTY someone at a party, meal etc who has invited the guests and who provides the food, drink etchostess Our host greeted us at the door.2 on television/radioAMTPRESENT/INTRODUCE A SHOW someone who introduces and talks to the guests on a television or radio programme syn compere British English a game show host3 country/cityARRANGE A MEETING, EVENT ETC a country, city, or organization that provides the necessary space, equipment etc for a special eventhost country/government/city etc the host city for the next Olympic Gamesplay host (to something) (=provide the place, food etc for a special meeting or event) The gallery is playing host to an exhibition of sculpture.4 a (whole) host of people/things5 the Host6 animal/plant technicalHBBHBA an animal or plant on which a smaller animal or plant is living as a parasite
Examples from the Corpus
hostThe prospect of the bill is worrying a host of companies.Leno replaced Johnny Carson as host of "The Tonight Show."The President and his wife served as hosts at the concert.I was intrigued to learn that our Chinese host had spent many years in Chicago.He packed his belongings, made his goodbyes, and parted from his hosts.He is well-dressed, superficially well-mannered, but reminds me of a flirtatious married host at a barbecue.Hawke resigned from parliament on Feb. 20 to become a television chat-show host.Talk radio and talk television hosts, mostly but by no means all conservative, are proliferating and gaining influence and popularity.Baltimore beat the hosts, the Detroit Tigers, 9-7.That enzyme is crucial to the translation of the virus' genetic material and the reproduction of more viruses inside the host.Jay Leno, the host of the "Tonight" showMinelli was the host for the two-hour awards program.The host got drunk and threw up on one of the guests.host country/government/city etcThe ambivalence of a host government is understandable to a degree.Sheffield will be acting as host city.It was like soccer's World Cup host country handing over the television rights to the visiting nations.Around 40 percent of the businesses in each host country have concluded co-operation agreements as a direct result of the event.Chinatown was like its host city -- small and compressed in physical dimensions, boundless and ephemeral in spirit.Atlanta, the 1996 Olympics host city from July 19 to Aug. 4, offers a wealth of diversions.It is not clear whether personal benefits or benefits to the development of the host country, or both, are meant.Clientism can take another form: identification with the host country or with those currently in power there.
hosthost2 ●●○ verb [transitive]  1 ARRANGE A MEETING, EVENT ETCto provide the place and everything that is needed for an organized event Which country is going to host the next World Cup?2 PRESENT/INTRODUCE A SHOWto introduce a radio or television programme Next week’s show will be hosted by Sarah Cox.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hostColette will be hosting a cocktail reception at 6.00 pm in the Grosvenor Suite.The water in the marsh is hosting a fire that feeds untended like jealousy or wrath, choler on black bile.Did Walter Cronkite once host a game show on TV?First of all, they host a lot of cocktail parties and receptions.Smith hosts a sports show on a local radio station.Last year, the city hosted a three-day gay pride festival.He is presently covering rock concerts for Kendal council who are hosting an exhibition of his work later in the year.The college will host an open house for prospective students.The show, hosted by journalist Robert Elms, features movie stars and singers.The end of Grand Isle hosts the coast guard headquarters.Now those efforts can begin right in your own backyard, when the Gardens' devotees host their annual fall plant sale.
From Longman Business Dictionaryhosthost /həʊsthoʊst/ noun [countable] COMPUTING the computer that controls and communicates with all the other computers in a REMOTE PROCESSING system such as a NETWORK (=a group of connected computers)You can share the work between the host and your workstation.
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Verb table
host
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhost
he, she, ithosts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhosted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hosted
he, she, ithas hosted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hosted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill host
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hosted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hosting
he, she, itis hosting
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you, we, theyare hosting
Past
I, he, she, itwas hosting
you, we, theywere hosting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hosting
he, she, ithas been hosting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hosting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hosting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hosting
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