play host to

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of play host to

:to provides the things that are needed for (an event, such as a meeting or convention)
  • Each year, the city plays host to the film festival for one week.

Word by Word Definitions

play play
  1. : swordplay

  2. : game, sport

  3. : the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. : to engage in sport or recreation : frolic

  2. : to have sexual relations

  3. : to move aimlessly about : trifle

host play
  1. : army

  2. : a great number : multitude

  1. : to assemble in an army usually for a hostile purpose

  1. : one that receives or entertains guests socially, commercially, or officially

  2. : one that provides facilities for an event or function

  3. : a living animal or plant on or in which a parasite lives

  1. : to receive or entertain guests at or for : to serve as host (see 3host 1a) to

  2. : emcee

  1. : the eucharistic bread


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