host (noun, verb) past tense: hosted LISTEN
A host is a person who entertains or receives guests.
- Ellen loves to stay at her aunt and uncle's house because they are such welcoming hosts.
- When Roberta arrived for dinner, her host met her at the door.
A host can also be a person who introduces a TV or radio show and interviews guests.
- For many years, David Letterman was the host of the Tonight Show in the US.
To host means ‘to be the host of a dinner, reception, TV show, etc.’
- Jimmy Kimmel hosted the Academy Awards in 2017.
- Melissa's parents hosted Christmas dinner every year.
Did you know?
The animal or plant from which a parasite gets nutrition is called a host. For example, a dog is a host for fleas.
Host is also a sacramental bread used in the Christian ritual of the Eucharist.
Hostess is the feminine of host.
In pop culture
The Host is a movie about extra terrestrials who invade Earth and inhabit humans’ bodies. The humans are the hosts to the invaders. Watch the trailer here.
There are other meanings of host.