HOST, n. [L.hostis, a stranger, an enemy, probably of the same family. See Hospitable.]
HOST, n. [L. hostis, a stranger, an enemy.] The sense is probably transferred from a single foe to an army of foes.]
HOST, n. [L. hostia, a victim or sacrifice, from hostis, an enemy.]
In the Romish church, the sacrifice of the mass, or the consecrated wafer, representing the body of Christ, or as the Catholics allege, transubstantiated into his own body.
HOST, v.i. To lodge at an inn; to take up entertainment. [Little used.]
HOST, v.t. To give entertainment to. [Not used.]