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    Definition:
    Host - (n.) The consecrated wafer, believed to be the body of Christ, which in the Mass is offered as a sacrifice; also, the bread before consecration.
    Host - (n.) An army; a number of men gathered for war.
    Host - (n.) Any great number or multitude; a throng.
    Host - (n.) One who receives or entertains another, whether gratuitously or for compensation; one from whom another receives food, lodging, or entertainment; a landlord.
    Host - (v. t.) To give entertainment to.
    Host - (v. i.) To lodge at an inn; to take up entertainment.
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    Arrhaphostic - (a.) Seamless.
    Ghost - (n.) The spirit; the soul of man.
    Ghost - (n.) The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter.
    Ghost - (n.) Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering; as, not a ghost of a chance; the ghost of an idea.
    Ghost - (n.) A false image formed in a telescope by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.
    Ghost - (v. i.) To die; to expire.
    Ghost - (v. t.) To appear to or haunt in the form of an apparition.
    Ghostfish - (n.) A pale unspotted variety of the wrymouth.
    Ghostless - (a.) Without life or spirit.
    Ghostlike - (a.) Like a ghost; ghastly.
    Ghostliness - (n.) The quality of being ghostly.
    Ghostly - (a.) Relating to the soul; not carnal or secular; spiritual; as, a ghostly confessor.
    Ghostly - (a.) Of or pertaining to apparitions.
    Ghostly - (adv.) Spiritually; mystically.
    Ghostology - (n.) Ghost lore.
    Gnathostoma - (n. pl.) A comprehensive division of vertebrates, including all that have distinct jaws, in contrast with the leptocardians and marsipobranchs (Cyclostoma), which lack them.
    Hostage - (n.) A person given as a pledge or security for the performance of the conditions of a treaty or stipulations of any kind, on the performance of which the person is to be released.
    Hostel - (n.) An inn.
    Hostel - (n.) A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge.
    Hosteler - (n.) The keeper of a hostel or inn.
    Hosteler - (n.) A student in a hostel, or small unendowed collede in Oxford or Cambridge.
    Hostelry - (n.) An inn; a lodging house.
    Hostess - (n.) A female host; a woman who hospitably entertains guests at her house.
    Hostess - (n.) A woman who entertains guests for compensation; a female innkeeper.
    Hostess-ship - (n.) The character, personality, or office of a hostess.
    Hostie - (n.) The consecrated wafer; the host.
    Hostile - (a.) Belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or enemies; inimical; unfriendly; as, a hostile force; hostile intentions; a hostile country; hostile to a sudden change.
    Hostile - (n.) An enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; -- commonly in the plural.
    Hostilely - (adv.) In a hostile manner.
    Hostilities - (pl. ) of Hostility
    Hostility - (n.) State of being hostile; public or private enemy; unfriendliness; animosity.
    Hostility - (n.) An act of an open enemy; a hostile deed; especially in the plural, acts of warfare; attacks of an enemy.
    Hostilize - (v. t.) To make hostile; to cause to become an enemy.
    Hosting - (n.) An encounter; a battle.
    Hosting - (n.) A muster or review.
    Hostler - (n.) An innkeeper. [Obs.] See Hosteler.
    Hostler - (n.) The person who has the care of horses at an inn or stable; hence, any one who takes care of horses; a groom; -- so called because the innkeeper formerly attended to this duty in person.
    Hostler - (n.) The person who takes charge of a locomotive when it is left by the engineer after a trip.
    Hostless - (a.) Inhospitable.
    Hostry - (n.) A hostelry; an inn or lodging house.
    Hostry - (n.) A stable for horses.
    Lophostea - (pl. ) of Lophosteon
    Lophosteons - (pl. ) of Lophosteon
    Lophosteon - (n.) The central keel-bearing part of the sternum in birds.
    Orthostade - (n.) A chiton, or loose, ungirded tunic, falling in straight folds.
    Orthostichies - (pl. ) of Orthostichy
    Orthostichy - (n.) A longitudinal rank, or row, of leaves along a stem.
    Selachostomi - (n. pl.) A division of ganoid fishes which includes the paddlefish, in which the mouth is armed with small teeth.
    Sulphostannate - (n.) A salt of sulphostannic acid.
    Sulphostannic - (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a sulphacid of tin (more exactly called metasulphostannic acid), which is obtained as a dark brown amorphous substance, H/SnS/, forming a well-known series of salts.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Host - n. (usu. Foll. By of) large number of people or things. [latin hostis enemy, army]
    Host - n. 1 person who receives or entertains another as a guest. 2 compre. 3 biol. Animal or plant having a parasite. 4 recipient of a transplanted organ etc. 5 landlord of an inn. v. Be host to (a person) or of (an event). [latin hospes hospitis host, guest]
    Host - n. (usu. Prec. By the; often host) bread consecrated in the eucharist. [latin hostia victim]
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    Air hostess - n. Stewardess in a passenger aircraft.
    Ghost - n. 1 supposed apparition of a dead person or animal; disembodied spirit. 2 shadow or semblance (not a ghost of a chance). 3 secondary image in a defective telescope or television picture. v. (often foll. By for) act as ghost-writer of (a work). ghostliness n. Ghostly adj. (-ier, -iest). [old english]
    Ghosting - n. Appearance of a ghost image in a television picture.
    Ghost town - n. Town with few or no remaining inhabitants.
    Ghost train - n. (at a funfair) open-topped miniature railway in which the rider experiences ghoulish sights, sounds, etc.
    Ghost-writer - n. Person who writes on behalf of the credited author.
    Holy ghost - n. = *holy spirit.
    Hostage - n. Person seized or held as security for the fulfilment of a condition. [latin obses obsidis hostage]
    Hostel - n. 1 house of residence or lodging for students, nurses, etc. 2 = *youth hostel. [medieval latin: related to *hospital]
    Hosteling - n. (brit. Hostelling) practice of staying in youth hostels. hosteller n.
    Hostelling - n. (us hosteling) practice of staying in youth hostels. hosteller n.
    Hostelry - n. (pl. -ies) archaic inn.
    Hostess - n. 1 woman who receives or entertains a guest. 2 woman employed to entertain customers at a nightclub etc. 3 stewardess on an aircraft etc. [related to *host2]
    Hostile - adj. 1 of an enemy. 2 (often foll. By to) unfriendly, opposed. hostilely adv. [latin: related to *host1]
    Hostility - n. (pl. -ies) 1 being hostile, enmity. 2 state of warfare. 3 (in pl.) Acts of warfare.
    Youth hostel - n. Any of a chain of cheap lodgings for holiday-makers, esp. Walkers and cyclists.

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