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Definition of host:

  1. An army; a number of men gathered for war.
  2. Any animal or plant affording lodgment or subsistence to a parasitic or commensal organism. Thus a tree is a host of an air plant growing upon it.
  3. Any great number or multitude; a throng.
  4. One who receives or entertains another, whether gratuitously or for compensation; one from whom another receives food, lodging, or entertainment; a landlord.
  5. The consecrated wafer, believed to be the body of Christ, which in the Mass is offered as a sacrifice; also, the bread before consecration.
  6. To give entertainment to.
  7. To lodge at an inn; to take up entertainment.

Synonyms:

leech, gathering, cram, disaster area, forces, crucifix, emcee, party animal, quite a few, cross, command, much, scrum, Easter egg, mistress, abundance, innkeeper, anchorwoman, ask, arrange, biretta, communion, choreograph, have, commentator, colocation, bike, horde, chat, military, end system, crush, hand back, owner, score, database server, destination, press, socialite, partygoer, announcer, rout, browse, aerie, anchorage, DJ, louse, boniface, get on, download, correspondent, entertain, swarm, cryptosporidium, troops, connect up, front, dog collar, dumping ground, MC, edit out, hookworm, collar, flame, stage, bleep out, lice, account name, organism, cassock, chalice, sacrament, extranet, armament, prepare, ruck, hook up, a load of/loads of something, mite, collection plate, invitee, soldiery, a good/great deal of something, edit, Ethernet, cloud, entertainer, flea, bring in, waiter, proprietor, cooties, I'll hold you to that, pile, have round, go on (the) TV/radio, hostess, bookmark, Eucharist, altar, master of ceremonies, broadcaster, set up, array, big, facebook, legion, man about town, center of excellence, catering, have in, quantity, wafer, client-server, a lot/lots, master, have over, maintain, disinvite, anchorman, dial up, anchor, manager, hold, organize, parasite, cradle, soldiers, convene, dust trap, guest of honor, all manner of something, server, legions, grip, guest, animal, Dodge City, orchestrate, cattle auction, EDI, plan.

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