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Pronunciation : Host
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [LL. hostia sacrifice, victim, from hostire to strike.] (R. C. Ch.)
Definition : Defn: The consecrated wafer, believed to be the body of Christ, which in the Mass is offered as a sacrifice; also, the bread before consecration.

Note: In the Latin Vulgate the word was applied to the Savior as being an offering for the sins of men.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Host
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. host, ost, OF. host, ost, fr. L. hostis enemy, LL., army. See Guest, and cf. Host a landlord.]
Definition : 1. An army; a number of men gathered for war. A host so great as covered all the field. Dryden.

2. Any great number or multitude; a throng. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God. Luke ii. 13. All at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils. Wordsworth.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Host
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. host, ost, OF. hoste, oste, F. hôte, from L. hospes a stranger who is treated as a guest, he who treats another as his guest, a hostl prob. fr. hostis stranger, enemy (akin to E. guest a visitor) + potis able; akin to Skr. pati master, lord. See Host
Definition : Defn: One who receives or entertains another, whether gratuitosly or for compensation; one from whom another receives food, lodging, or entertainment; a landlord. Chaucer. "Fair host and Earl." Tennyson. Time is like a fashionable host, That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand. Shak.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Host
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To give entertainment to. [Obs.] Spenser.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Host
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To lodge at an inn; to take up entertainment. [Obs.] "Where you shall host." Shak.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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