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Synonyms for host

master of ceremonies

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presenter

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give

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multitude

Synonyms for host

a very large number of things grouped together

Synonyms for host

a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there

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a vast multitude

an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite

a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)

archaic terms for army

any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event

(medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor

the owner or manager of an inn

a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion

(computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network

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Now when fair Morn Orient in Heav'n appeerd Up rose the Victor Angels, and to Arms The matin Trumpet Sung: in Arms they stood Of Golden Panoplie, refulgent Host, Soon banded; others from the dawning Hills Lookd round, and Scouts each Coast light-armed scoure, Each quarter, to descrie the distant foe, Where lodg'd, or whither fled, or if for fight, In motion or in alt: him soon they met Under spred Ensignes moving nigh, in slow But firm Battalion; back with speediest Sail ZEPHIEL, of Cherubim the swiftest wing, Came flying, and in mid Aire aloud thus cri'd.
Immediate in a flame, But soon obscur'd with smoak, all Heav'n appeerd, From those deep-throated Engins belcht, whose roar Emboweld with outragious noise the Air, And all her entrails tore, disgorging foule Thir devillish glut, chaind Thunderbolts and Hail Of Iron Globes, which on the Victor Host Level'd, with such impetuous furie smote, That whom they hit, none on thir feet might stand, Though standing else as Rocks, but down they fell By thousands, Angel on Arch-Angel rowl'd; The sooner for thir Arms, unarm'd they might Have easily as Spirits evaded swift By quick contraction or remove; but now Foule dissipation follow'd and forc't rout; Nor serv'd it to relax thir serried files.
He is better," said the host, "he fainted quite away.
The rest of the floor was hired by a very rich gentleman who was supposed to be a Sicilian or Maltese; but the host was unable to decide to which of the two nations the traveller belonged.
He's not a guest like the other one here just now," observed mine host to Olivain, who had rejoined his master to see if he wanted anything, "and your young master has no appetite.
Go about at once among the host, and speak fairly to them, man by man, that they draw not their ships into the sea.
Allow me to inquire of your host if there is not a good bottle of Beaugency, or of the Ceran growth, at the back of the large bins in his cellar.
Then he called the host to him and said, "Here, good man, are ten broad shillings for the entertainment thou hast given us this day.
Then, biting off a tiny bit of sugar, he bowed to his hosts, said, 'Your health
When he entered the room alone, our host and hostess both started, and both looked surprised.
He then ordered two bottles of cider, and seemed to take as little notice of our host as our host did of him.
I'll tell you what, my fine feller,' said Mr Tappertit, eyeing the host over as he walked to a closet, and took out a bottle and glass as carelessly as if he had been in full possession of his sight,
Pray,' he inquired of the host, over his soup, 'has your convent many of its famous dogs now?
Come, come,' said the bustling host, with a natural anxiety to change the conversation, 'what say you to a rubber, Mr.
There is here also much piety, and much faithful spittle-licking and spittle-backing, before the God of Hosts.