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host Idioms & Phrases

air hostess

  • noun a woman steward on an airplane
    stewardess; hostess.

definitive host

  • noun the host in which the sexual reproduction of a parasite takes place

Elevation of the host

  • (R. C. Ch.), that part of the Mass in which the priest raises the host above his head for the people to adore.
Webster 1913


Host"ess-ship noun
  1. The character, personality, or office of a hostess. Shak.
Webster 1913

intermediate host

  • noun a host that is used by a parasite in the course of its life cycle

To reckon without one's host

  • to ignore in a calculation or arrangement the person whose assent is essential; hence, to reckon erroneously.
Webster 1913