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- A person who allows a guest, particularly into the host's home.
- A good host is always considerate of the guest's needs.
- A person or organization responsible for running an event.
- Our company is host of the annual conference this year.
- A moderator or master of ceremonies for a performance.
- The host was terrible, but the acts themselves were good.
- (computing) (Internet) (context, Unix) Any computer attached to a network.
- (computing) (context, networking) A computer or software component that provides services.
- This machine is the host of the name server.
- A cell or organism in which a virus replicates.
- Viruses depend on the host that they infect in order to be able to reproduce
- (evolutionism, genetics) An organism bearing certain genetic material.
- The so-called junk DNA provides no benefit to its host.
- To perform the role of a host.
- Our company will host the annual conference this year.
- I was terrible at hosting that show.
- I'll be hosting tonight. I hope I'm not terrible.
- Kremvax hosts a variety of services.
- (context, computing, Internet) To run software made available to a remote user or process.
- 1987 May 7, Selden E. Ball, Jr., "Re: Ethernet Terminal Concentrators", <tt>comp.protocols.tcp-ip</tt>, Usenet
- :CMU/TEK TCP/IP software uses an excessive amount of cpu resources for terminal support both outbound, when accessing another system, and inbound, when the local system is hosting a session.
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