1a woman at a party, meal etc who has invited all the guests and provides them with food, drink etc [↪ host]
2a woman who introduces and talks to the guests on a television or radio show [↪ host]
3a woman who shows people to seats in a restaurant in the US
4a woman whose job is to entertain men at anightclub
WORD FOCUS: restaurant WORD FOCUS: restaurant the person who serves you in a restaurant:waiter, waitress, serverAmerican English, waitpersonAmerican English the person who cooks your food:chef the person who welcomes the guests:maitre d', host/hostessAmerican English a list of the food:menualsobill of fareformal a list of wines and alcoholic drinks:wine listalsodrink listAmerican English a piece of paper that shows the amount you have to pay for your meal:billBritish English/checkAmerican English extra money you leave for the waiter or waitress:tip/gratuityformal money that the restaurant charges for service:service charge, cover charge, corkagerestaurant ➔ See alsorestaurant
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.