The host part of an Internet address. The rest is the network number.
- Host of heaven
The sun, moon, and stars are so designated (Gen. 2:1). When the Jews fell into idolatry they worshipped these (Deut. 4:19; 2 Kings 17:16; 21:3,5; 23:5; Jer. 19:13; Zeph. 1:5; Acts 7:42).
[hohst] /hoʊst/ noun 1. a person who receives or entertains guests at home or elsewhere: the host at a theater party. 2. a master of ceremonies, moderator, or interviewer for a television or radio program. 3. a person, place, company, or the like, that provides services, resources, etc., as for a convention or sporting event: […]
- Hosts file
networking A text file on a networked computer used to associate host names with IP addresses. A hosts file contains lines consisting of whitespace-separated fields giving an IP address followed by list of host names or aliases associated with that address. The name resolution library software can use this file to look up the IP […]
[hohst-spi-sif-ik] /ˈhoʊst spɪˈsɪf ɪk/ adjective 1. capable of living solely on or in one species of host, as a parasite that infests only chickens.