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HOST | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

host noun (PERSON WITH GUESTS)

B2 [ C ] (female also hostess) SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases

host noun (ON TELEVISION)

C2 [ C ] (female also hostess)

Our host for tonight’s show is Jimmy Fallon.

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host noun (FOR AN EVENT)

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host noun (ANIMAL/PLANT)

[ C ]   biology   specialized SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases

host noun (A LOT)

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host noun (CHURCH)

 the host [ S ]   religion   specialized SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases

host noun (INTERNET)

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host verb [T] (EVENT)

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host verb [T] (TELEVISION SHOW)

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host verb [T] (WEBSITE)

SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases (Definition of host from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

host | American Dictionary

host noun (PARTY ORGANIZER)

[ C ] (female hostess, us/ˈhoʊ·stəs/)

host noun (BROADCASTER)

[ C ] (female hostess, us/ˈhoʊ·stəs/)

host noun (PLANT/ANIMAL)

(Definition of host from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Examples of host

host

One day before each new infestation the beans were carefully mixed to achieve a random distribution of host larvae. Diversity may have been influenced by radiation subsequent to colonization, or by secondary radiations in contemporary host taxa.

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In the remaining cases, the non-pulmonate hosts are marine. In many cases parasites are incapable of surviving and multiplying in the absence of a host organism. This suggests that seed predators tended to be more host-specific in 1998 than in 1996. Phylogenetic trees support the coevolution of parasites and their hosts. Parasitism is reported as low, often with no response to host density and unlikely to have an impact upon the host population. Consequently, just like adjuncts, parentheticals should be visible for certain syntactic operations in the host. All observations and experiments, except those dealing with phenological synchronization with the host, were undertaken in the laboratory. Study of the effect of food on the biology of insects is important in understanding host suitability of plant-infesting insect species. Perhaps the most important of these was the species of host. It is possible that the first intermediate host is only infective during a specific season other than late summer/early autumn. The precise expression of these changes was quite strongly influenced by the genotype of the host, presumably mediated through variation in levels of genetically-determined resistance. However, specific interactions between schistosomes and their snail hosts start prior to penetration and development in the snail. It is hypothesized that the presence of these structures is a factor helping the parasite to grow in a variety of hosts and tissues.

Collocations with host

host

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host cell

The mechanism of host cell reorganization is unknown.

host galaxy

These black holes grow in step with the mass of stars in their host galaxy in a way not understood at present.

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This example is from Wikipedia and may be reused under a CC BY-SA license. host organism

In many cases parasites are incapable of surviving and multiplying in the absence of a host organism.

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der Gastgeber / die Gastgeberin, der Wirt, die Menge…

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programleder, vert, vertskap…

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More meanings of host

someone who makes vlogs (= short films that record your thoughts, ideas, or opinions on a subject) and posts them on the internet

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