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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 chariots were housed under cover, but their owners, for lack of leadership, wandered hither and thither about the host and went not forth to fight.
Thus marched the host like a consuming fire, and the earth groaned beneath them when the lord of thunder is angry and lashes the land about Typhoeus among the Arimi, where they say Typhoeus lies.
I have been in many a battle, but never yet saw such a host as is now advancing.
cried the stranger to his servant, without checking the speed of his horse; and the man, after throwing two or three silver pieces at the foot of mine host, galloped after his master.
He is a coward, indeed," grumbled the host, drawing near to D'Artagnan, and endeavoring by this little flattery to make up matters with the young man, as the heron of the fable did with the snail he had despised the evening before.
The host had reckoned upon eleven days of confinement at a crown a day, but he had reckoned without his guest.
The young man commenced his search for the letter with the greatest patience, turning out his pockets of all kinds over and over again, rummaging and rerummaging in his valise, and opening and reopening his purse; but when he found that he had come to the conviction that the letter was not to be found, he flew, for the third time, into such a rage as was near costing him a fresh consumption of wine, oil, and rosemary--for upon seeing this hot- headed youth become exasperated and threaten to destroy everything in the establishment if his letter were not found, the host seized a spit, his wife a broom handle, and the servants the same sticks they had used the day before.
Hence, it resulted when D'Artagnan proceeded to draw his sword in earnest, he found himself purely and simply armed with a stump of a sword about eight or ten inches in length, which the host had carefully placed in the scabbard.
But this deception would probably not have stopped our fiery young man if the host had not reflected that the reclamation which his guest made was perfectly just.
So they among themselves in pleasant veine Stood scoffing, highthn'd in thir thoughts beyond All doubt of Victorie, eternal might To match with thir inventions they presum'd So easie, and of his Thunder made a scorn, And all his Host derided, while they stood A while in trouble; but they stood not long, Rage prompted them at length, & found them arms Against such hellish mischief fit to oppose.
They hard'nd more by what might most reclame, Grieving to see his Glorie, at the sight Took envie, and aspiring to his highth, Stood reimbattell'd fierce, by force or fraud Weening to prosper, and at length prevaile Against God and MESSIAH, or to fall In universal ruin last, and now To final Battel drew, disdaining flight, Or faint retreat; when the great Son of God To all his Host on either hand thus spake.
At once the Four spred out thir Starrie wings With dreadful shade contiguous, and the Orbes Of his fierce Chariot rowld, as with the sound Of torrent Floods, or of a numerous Host.