Host

Host or hosts may refer to:

  • A person who provides hospitality
  • Host or sacramental bread
  • Host (biology), organism harboring another organism on or in itself
  • Host (psychology), "personality" emphasized in treating dissociative identity disorder
  • Host (radio), the presenter or announcer on a radio show
  • Host, headwaiter (Maître d' or Maître d'hôtel) of a restaurant or hotel
  • Host, Pennsylvania

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Famous quotes containing the word host:

    Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.
    Gore Vidal (b. 1925)

    Carlyle’s works, it is true, have not the stereotyped success which we call classic. They are a rich but inexpensive entertainment, at which we are not concerned lest the host has strained or impoverished himself to feed his guests. It is not the most lasting word, nor the loftiest wisdom, but rather the word which comes last.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The white man regards the universe as a gigantic machine hurtling through time and space to its final destruction: individuals in it are but tiny organisms with private lives that lead to private deaths: personal power, success and fame are the absolute measures of values, the things to live for. This outlook on life divides the universe into a host of individual little entities which cannot help being in constant conflict thereby hastening the approach of the hour of their final destruction.
    Policy statement, 1944, of the Youth League of the African National Congress. pt. 2, ch. 4, Fatima Meer, Higher than Hope (1988)