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Host

[Lat.,=sacrificial victim], in Roman Catholic practice, consecrated wafer of the EucharistEucharist
[Gr.,=thanksgiving], Christian sacrament that repeats the action of Jesus at his last supper with his disciples, when he gave them bread, saying, "This is my body," and wine, saying, "This is my blood." (Mat. 26; Mark 14; Luke 22; 1 Cor. 11.
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. The bread used is pure white and unleavened, baked in small disks. The Hosts not consumed at MassMass,
religious service of the Roman Catholic Church, which has as its central act the performance of the sacrament of the Eucharist. It is based on the ancient Latin liturgy of the city of Rome, now used in most, but not all, Roman Catholic churches. The term Mass [Lat.
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 are set aside especially for the viaticum, for the sick, and for adoration, as at benedictionbenediction
[Lat.,=blessing], solemn blessing usually administered in the name of God by a priest or a minister. The temple worship at Jerusalem had fixed forms of benedictions, and Christians have always given them an important place in ceremony, especially at the end of a
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host

[hōst]
(biology)
An organism on or in which a parasite lives.
The dominant partner of a symbiotic or commensal pair.
(chemistry)
A crystalline lattice or receptor molecule for the strong and selective binding of a cationic, anionic, or neutral organic, inorganic, or biological substance (guest) by means of electrostatic, hydrogen-bonding, van der Waals, or donor-acceptor interactions. Examples include clathrates, crown ethers, cryptands, cyclodextrins, calixarenes, cavitands, cyclophanes, and cryptophanes. Also known as host structure, host substance.

host

1. Biology
a. an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite
b. an animal, esp an embryo, into which tissue is experimentally grafted
2. Computing a computer connected to a network and providing facilities to other computers and their users
3. the owner or manager of an inn

Host

Christian Church the bread consecrated in the Eucharist

host

(networking)
A computer connected to a network.

The term node includes devices such as routers and printers which would not normally be called "hosts".

host

(communications)
A computer to which one connects using a terminal emulator.

host

(1) A source of information or signals. The term can refer to a computer, smartphone, tablet or any electronic device. In a network, clients (users' machines) and servers are hosts because they are both sources of information in contrast to network devices, such as routers and switches, which only direct traffic. See host adapter and hostname.

(2) To have in one's possession. When you "host a computer system," the system is running in your facility. Although sounding inane, it is technically accurate to say "our company hosts many hosts!"
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The box was opened before the eyes of God and all his heavenly host.
Nevertheless, within the necessary constraints imposed by God's omniscience and omnipotence, there is a surprising amount of individual agency exercised by the heavenly host. In many ways Milton's Heaven resembles Machiavelli's ideal republic, continually calling on the individual virtu of each of its members.
It includes sculptures that populated church retablos, sacred vessels and altar embellishments, paintings of saints, ecclesiastics, and events in the lives of the heavenly host, furniture, ivory images of the elite, and simple images of humble homes.
It's as if the Sluath - the Heavenly Host of the Dead - has been reborn in Tir-nan-Og, the Land of the Eternally Young.
After the angels announced the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ, to the shepherds, a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
And the first Christmas message: "And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill towards men'."
In this elite commercial hierarchy, there are three types of heavenly host - those that back a business as a one off; those that do so as part of an angel group; and yet others who buy-in through a syndicate, a little like owning a racehorse, but hopefully with less risk and better returns attached.
Out go the old net curtains and in come expensive angel outfits for the Heavenly Host.
As for Luke's heavenly host, it's a mere "multitude" - no twice the size of an Olympic Stadium or double Infinity.
In the Handel-like choruses that bring each day of creation to a close, Bergquist writes, "solid fugues alternate with powerful, simple harmony" in which the heavenly host praises that day's works.
The star rises in the night sky leading heavenly host, simple shepherds, and knowledgeable scientists to find the child who will redeem the universe.
Funky archangel (astrologer Frank Pilkington) and his heavenly host bring tidings of joy.