host

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
host

Plural
hosts

  1. A host is a person or animal who makes a place for others and usually provides food and drink.
    The host of the party was so busy, she didn't have time to eat.
    Some insects lay their eggs in a living host, which is eaten when the eggs hatch.

Verb[change]

Plain form
host

Third-person singular
hosts

Past tense
hosted

Past participle
hosted

Present participle
hosting

(transitive)

  1. If you host a party or event, you make a place for it and you help to organise it.
    Germany hosted the 2006 World Cup of Soccer.