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host
  • noun
    A person who receives or entertains other people as guests. (a dinner-party host)
    An animal or plant on or in which a parasite or commensal organism lives. (Parasites that manipulate the sex of their hosts are called reproductive parasites - and they are not as rare as one might like to think.)
    A person or animal that has received transplanted tissue or a transplanted organ. (There are the intelligent sows called pigoons, bred as hosts for human transplant organs.)
    (In either case, software runs on a real-time operating system, but it can be accessed from a host computer using an Ethernet connection.)
  • noun
    A large number of people or things. (a host of memories rushed into her mind)
  • noun
    The bread consecrated in the Eucharist. (the elevation of the Host)

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