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1‘the host greeted the new guests’
party-giver, entertainer, hostess
2‘he was the host of a half-hour TV series’
presenter, compère, master of ceremonies, MC, anchor, anchorman, anchorwoman, announcer, link person
1‘the Queen hosted a dinner for 600 guests’
give, throw, have, hold, provide, put on, lay on, arrange, organize
be a guest at
2‘the show is hosted by Angus Deayton’
present, introduce, compère, front, anchor, announce, be the presenter of
1‘a host of memories rushed into her mind’
multitude, myriad, lot, large number, great quantity, score, abundance, wealth, flood, profusion, array
informal load, heap, mass, pile, ton
British informal shedload
NZ Australian informal swag
2‘she joined a host of other stars at the London fashion show’
crowd, throng, pack, band, flock, herd, drove, swarm, troop, horde, mob, army, legion, crush, press
collection, assembly, assemblage, gathering
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