Antonyms of noun host

1 of 10 senses of host

Sense 3
host -- (an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association)
       Antonym of parasite (Sense 1)
      => parasite -- (an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun host

10 senses of host

Sense 1
host -- (a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there)
       => adult, grownup -- (a fully developed person from maturity onward)

Sense 2
horde, host, legion -- (a vast multitude)
       => multitude, throng, concourse -- (a large gathering of people)

Sense 3
host -- (an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association)
       => organism, being -- (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)

Sense 4
master of ceremonies, emcee, host -- (a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers))
       => entertainer -- (a person who tries to please or amuse)

Sense 5
host, legion -- (archaic terms for army)
       => army, regular army, ground forces -- (a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state)

Sense 6
host -- (any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event; "Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games")
       => organization, organisation -- (a group of people who work together)

Sense 7
host -- ((medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor)
       => recipient, receiver -- (a person who receives something)

Sense 8
host, innkeeper, boniface -- (the owner or manager of an inn)
       => patron -- (the proprietor of an inn)

Sense 9
Host -- (a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion)
       => bread, breadstuff, staff of life -- (food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked)

Sense 10
server, host -- ((computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network)
       => computer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system -- (a machine for performing calculations automatically)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb host

1 sense of host

Sense 1
host -- (be the host of or for; "We hosted 4 couples last night")
       => entertain -- (provide entertainment for)

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