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  Dictionary Definition of host

Host
noun the bread consecrated in the celebration of the Eucharist; a consecrated wafer.
[ME hoste, from ML hostia, in L animal sacrificed]
host [1]
noun
1. someone who entertains guests, at home or elsewhere: the host at a theatre party.
2. the landlord of an inn.
3. an animal or plant from which a parasite obtains nutrition.
4. an animal or person that receives tissue, an organ, etc., transplanted from another.
-- verb (t)
5. to act as a host (def. 1) at: to host a party.
6. to compere (a television show, etc.).
[ME ( h ) oste, from OF, from L hospes host, guest, stranger. Cf. GUEST, HOST2 ]