Part of speech: noun

A multitude; an army.

Part of speech: noun

One who entertains guests.

Part of speech: noun

In some churches, the consecrated wafer used at the Lord's Supper.

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Usage examples "host":

  1. Domini looked at her host, who was standing by the doorway, leaning one arm against the ivory- white wall. - "The Garden Of Allah", Robert Hichens.
  2. But I know that it is thus That the host is very red from him. - "The Cattle-Raid of Cualnge (Tain Bo Cualnge)", Unknown.
  3. Brough alone is worth half a million of money, and his name is a host in itself. - "The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond", William Makepeace Thackeray.