Meaning of HOST in English

HOST

I.

noun

1 person who receives and entertains visitors

ADJECTIVE

▪ charming ( esp. BrE ), generous , genial , good , gracious , perfect

George was a perfect ~.

VERB + HOST

▪ act as , play

The town is playing ~ to a film crew.

HOST + NOUN

▪ city , club ( esp. BrE ), community , country , family , government , nation , society , state

The ~ club is to be congratulated on its organization of the tournament.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ to

The park is ~ to a beautiful ornamental lake.

2 person who introduces a television or radio show

ADJECTIVE

▪ chat-show ( BrE ), game-show , radio , talk-show , television , TV

The event will be opened by television ~ Bill Punter.

▪ guest

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ jointly

The tournament is to be jointly ~ed by India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

VERB + HOST

▪ agree to , offer to

▪ be keen to ( BrE )

The country is very keen to ~ the Winter Olympics in six years' time.

PHRASES

▪ a bid to ~ sth

the city's bid to ~ the Olympic Games in the year 2008

Host is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ bash , ↑ ceremony , ↑ championship , ↑ concert , ↑ conference , ↑ convention , ↑ debate , ↑ dinner , ↑ evening , ↑ event , ↑ exhibit , ↑ exhibition , ↑ fair , ↑ feast , ↑ festival , ↑ final , ↑ forum , ↑ gala , ↑ game , ↑ gathering , ↑ guest , ↑ luncheon , ↑ meeting , ↑ party , ↑ premiere , ↑ programme , ↑ reception , ↑ seminar , ↑ show , ↑ site , ↑ summit , ↑ talk , ↑ tournament , ↑ website , ↑ workshop

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .