as in swarm
a great number of persons or creatures massed together a host of people assembled along the parade route to see the new president

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as in army
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

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as in announcer
a person who conducts a program of entertainment by making introductions and providing continuity our favorite morning TV show has a new host

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“Host.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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