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Definition of host verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    host

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//hoʊst//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they host
     
    he / she / it hosts
     
    past simple hosted
     
    -ing form hosting
     
     
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  1. 1host something to organize an event to which others are invited and make all the arrangements for them San Diego hosted the America's Cup regatta in 1995. Cleveland is hosting a three-day conference on drugs. The Arts center is hosting a folk festival this summer.
  2. 2host something to introduce a television or radio program, a show, etc.
  3. 3host something to organize a party that you have invited guests to to host a dinner
  4. 4host something to store a Web site on a computer connected to the Internet, usually in return for payment a company that builds and hosts e-commerce sites
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