• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hosting A muster or review.
    • Hosting An encounter; a battle. "Fierce hosting ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Watermelons are a popular gift to bring to a host in China or Japan
    • n hosting A mustering or assemblage of armed men; a muster.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first female guest host of Saturday Night Live was actress Candace Bergen
    • n Hosting (Milt.) an encounter of hosts, a battle:
    • n Hosting (Spens.) an assemblage of hosts, a muster
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  • Kahlil Gibran
    “The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house as a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.”
  • Marina Tsvetaeva
    Marina Tsvetaeva
    “A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.”
  • Sir Max Beerbohm
    “One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.”
  • Homer
    “A guest never forgets the host who had treated him kindly.”
  • Titus Maccius Plautus
    “No one can be so welcome a guest that he will not annoy his host after three days.”
  • Albanian Proverb
    Albanian Proverb
    “Every guest hates the others, and the host hates them all.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Host an army
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. host—L. hostis, an enemy.


In literature:

And many there were who accompanied Geraint, and they set forth; and never was there seen a fairer host journeying towards the Severn.
"The Mabinogion Vol. 2 (of 3)"
Unto the hosts and the household will I give the feast.
"The Mabinogion Vol. 3 (of 3)"
Lord of Hosts, let me conquer or die!
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
Introduction is a formality and a bore, and is never resorted to by your well-bred host, save in a casual way.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
I have accepted the feast: therefore I must recline until my host gives the signal to rise.
"The Lion's Brood" by Duffield Osborne
The raillery of our host, not too nice or delicate, soon spurred him to a discovery of his complaint.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
Harold stayed there until spring, when he told his host that he must return to his father's halls.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
But he would not, for he wished to see, after his wont, what manner of host this strange shepherd might be.
"Myths and Legends of All Nations" by Various
The host came himself and opened the carriage-doors.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
I also lightened the boat of my host's servant, bidding him get to shore some other way.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed

In poetry:

What through the hosts of death and hell
All armed against me stood,
Terrors no more shall shake my soul;
My refuge is my God.
"Psalm III: My God, How Many Are My Fears" by Isaac Watts
'Twas on a Monday morning then,
The corn was steep'd in dew,
And merry maids had sickles ta'en,
When the host to Sempach drew.
"The Battle of Sempach" by Sir Walter Scott
The king it was of Yvytot
That vaunted, many years ago,
There was no coast his valiant host
Had not subdued with spear and bow.
"Yvytot" by Eugene Field
The ladie stude on her castle wa',
Beheld baith dale and down:
There she was ware of a host of men
Come riding towards the toun.
"Edom O'Gordon" by Henry Morley
The young priest kneels at the altar,
Then lifts the Host above;
And the psalm intoned from the psalter
Is pure with patient love.
"At Vespers" by Madison Julius Cawein
I looked down on a daisied lawn
To where a host of tiny eyes
Of snow and gold from velvet shone
And made me think of starry skies.
"Relativity" by Robert W Service

In news:

The Top Chef host talks global cuisine, wine and hosting tips.
Glen Anderson, morning radio host for 103.9 TED FM and host of this weekend's comedy night with Jerry Evans, thinks Phil Palisoul's pathetic misfortunes are exactly the type of thing locals find funny.
Kevin Beacham has been an MC, producer, artist manager, record promoter, journalist, DJ, radio show host, record label manager, and now back to radio show host.
The Redmond software giant is building a community site for hosting projects that are available via Microsoft Shared Source, the GPL and a host of other licensing mechanisms.
F&W talks to Al Roker , host of the Food Network's Roker on the Road, weatherman and co-host of NBC's Today.
'Utter rubbish ,' says host's rep. Ricky Gervais, host of the 68th Annual Golden Globes, has denied he is banned… (Hernandez/Everett Collection ).
Holly Brown, web host of The Brown Lounge, shares her tips and secrets about how to host a Salsa Party.
Host Regis Philbin leans over to kiss new co-host Kelly Ripa during a broadcast of "Live with Regis and Kelly" Monday, Feb 5, 2001, in New York.
Mobile County master gardeners will play host Sept 25 to a farm-to-table dinner that features a host of tasty locally grown foods.
When buying a web web host service, before getting to its detailed hosting features and capabilities, get an concept about its server's uptime initial.
Late night talk show host Conan O'Brien says he will not host 'The Tonight Show' at a later time, as is the plan by NBC as it accomodates Jay Leno in a late-night shuffle of shows.
Last week, we reported that Lee Brice was scheduled to co-host 'Today' Tuesday, March 20 with Kotb during the fourth hour on NBC in the absence of regular co-host Kathie Lee Gifford.
"Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak said Dawson 's greatest role was playing a game show host.
"Wheel of Fortune" hosts Pat Sajak (R) and co-host Vanna White.
Long-time WWJ-AM 950 host Joe Donovan signed off from the station's morning show he hosts with - 2:16 pm.

In science:

The precise effect of this cut is a complicated function dependent on the spatial distribution of host fluxes in the aperture of t he SN, which is dependent on the underlying host galaxy population.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Wang et al. (1997) conducted a study of “Supernovae and their Host Galaxies ” and found that there were differences in the observed properties and types of supernova at varying projected radial distances from the center of the host galaxy.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
We take advantage of the very different spectral widths of the emission lines in the quasar and in the host galaxy to carry out an accurate quasar-host separation in the emission lines.
On-axis spectroscopy of the host galaxies of 20 optically luminous quasars at z~0.3
We find that interacting systems are hosting slightly more massive black holes (on average, in solar masses, log MBH = 8.1 ± 0.6 in interacting hosts and log MBH = 7.9 ± 0.5 for isolated ones).
On-axis spectroscopy of the host galaxies of 20 optically luminous quasars at z~0.3
Quasar spectrum typical of NLQSO. • HE 0530-3755: One of the faintest hosts detected in the sample, but with a high Balmer decrement on quasar broad lines that might suggest obscuration by dust on the nucleus and for the host as well.
On-axis spectroscopy of the host galaxies of 20 optically luminous quasars at z~0.3