Host [Lat.,=sacrificial victim], in Roman Catholic practice, consecrated wafer of the Eucharist. The bread used is pure white and unleavened, baked in small disks. The Hosts not consumed at Mass are set aside especially for the viaticum, for the sick, and for adoration, as at benediction.

Host(s) may refer to:

In Christianity:

In culture:

  • Host (event), a television or radio show presenter
  • Host (album), a 1999 album by the band Paradise Lost
  • Host (film), a 1998 TV Sci-Fi Thriller film starring Peter Gallagher and Mimi Rogers
  • Hosts (novel), a Repairman Jack novel by F. Paul Wilson
  • Hosts (World of Darkness), antagonists from Werewolf: The Forsaken roleplaying game
  • Rutan Host, a fictional extraterrestrial race from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who

In computing:

  • Network host, in computer networking, a computer connected to the Internet
  • Terminal host, a multi-user computer or software providing services to computer terminals, or a computer that provides services to smaller or less capable devices. Example: Xhost.
  • Hosts file, a file that serves to look up Internet Protocol addresses
  • Smart host, a type of mail relay server which allows an SMTP server to route e-mail to an intermediate mail server
  • Internet hosting service, a company or individual who offers the services of servers for providing content on the Internet

In science:

  • Host (biology), an organism that harbors a parasite, mutual partner, or commensal partner
  • Host (psychology), the most important mental entity in someone who has Dissociative Identity Disorder

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