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Synonyms and Antonyms of host

  1. 1 a great number of persons or creatures massed together <a host of people of all faiths gathered in St. Peter's Square to see the Pope> Synonyms army, bike [chiefly Scottish], cram, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, crowd, legion, mass, mob, multitude, press, rout, scrum, swarm, throngRelated Words masses, millions, rabble, rabblement, riffraff; gaggle; heap, mountain, pile; jam, logjam

  2. 2 a large body of men and women organized for land warfare <the small band of defenders was no match for the enemy's mighty host of thousands> Synonyms array, battalion, army, legionRelated Words militia, national guard, standing army; infantry, ranks, regulars, soldiers, troopers, troops

  3. 3 a person who conducts a program of entertainment by making introductions and providing continuity <our favorite morning TV show has a new host> Synonyms emcee, announcer, MCRelated Words mistress of ceremonies; DJ, disc jockey (or disk jockey), shock jock, veejay, VJ; huckster, pitchman; anchor, anchorman, anchorperson, anchorwoman, newscaster; CBer, ham, radioman

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