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host

(Multitude), noun a many, a mass of, an abundance of, army, array, assembly, body, cloud, cluster, company, congregation, crowd, crush, flood, galaxy, group, herd, horde, jam, large amount, litter, nest, no end of, numbers, pack, panoply, school, scores, slew, storm

host

(Owner), noun barkeeper, bartender, hostess, hotel keeper, innkeeper, inviter, owner, owner of an estabbishment, proprietor, restaurant owner, saloon keeper, serving liquor, tavern keeper
Associated concepts: host liability statute
See also: body, collection, mass, plurality, quantity
References in classic literature ?
It will be a sorry tale hereafter that an Achaean host, at once so great and valiant, battled in vain against men fewer in number than themselves; but as yet the end is not in sight.
Go about at once among the host, and speak fairly to them, man by man, that they draw not their ships into the sea.
Oh, no, your Excellency, he is not the devil," replied the host, with a grin of contempt; "for during his fainting we rummaged his valise and found nothing but a clean shirt and eleven crowns-- which however, did not prevent his saying, as he was fainting, that if such a thing had happened in Paris, you should have cause to repent of it at a later period.
I have told you this, good sir," resumed the host, "in order that you may be on your guard.
Look you, host, you are liable to arrest for high treason
By my leathern coat and tools, which I shall presently have out of that sly host, I swear that I never yet met a man I liked as well as you
Nowhere had I seen my host, nor did I know where he kept himself by night.
The host remained standing in front of him, looking with a kind of involuntary admiration at his handsome face, combining both gravity and sweetness of expression.
He's not a guest like the other one here just now," observed mine host to Olivain, who had rejoined his master to see if he wanted anything, "and your young master has no appetite.
Monsieur," D'Artagnan hastened to say, "the host is bringing me up a pretty piece of roasted poultry and a superb tourteau.
Amazement seis'd The Rebel Thrones, but greater rage to see Thus foil'd thir mightiest, ours joy filld, and shout, Presage of Victorie and fierce desire Of Battel: whereat MICHAEL bid sound Th' Arch-Angel trumpet; through the vast of Heav'n It sounded, and the faithful Armies rung HOSANNA to the Highest: nor stood at gaze The adverse Legions, nor less hideous joyn'd The horrid shock: now storming furie rose, And clamour such as heard in Heav'n till now Was never, Arms on Armour clashing bray'd Horrible discord, and the madding Wheeles Of brazen Chariots rag'd; dire was the noise Of conflict; over head the dismal hiss Of fiery Darts in flaming volies flew, And flying vaulted either Host with fire.
Pickwick's face, albeit somewhat flushed with exertion, as he stood with his arms firmly clasped round the extensive waist of their corpulent host, thus restraining the impetuosity of his passion, while the fat boy was scratched, and pulled, and pushed from the room by all the females congregated therein.