[hos-ler, os-ler] /ˈhɒs lər, ˈɒs lər/
a person who takes care of horses, especially at an inn.
an employee who moves and services trains, buses, or other vehicles after their regular runs or who does the maintenance work on large machines.
another name (esp Brit) for ostler
late 14c., “one who tends to horses at an inn,” also, occasionally, “innkeeper,” from Anglo-French hostiler, Old French hostelier “innkeeper, steward” (12c., Modern French hôtelier), from Medieval Latin hostilarius “the monk who entertains guests at a monastery,” from hospitale “inn” (see hospital). See also ostler.
[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: […]
[hohst-lee] /ˈhoʊst li/ adjective 1. of or proper to a : the hostly qualities of consideration and generosity.
1. (Or “sitename”). The unique name by which a computer is known on a network, used to identify it in electronic mail, Usenet news, or other forms of electronic information interchange. On the Internet the hostname is an ASCII string, e.g. “foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk” which, consists of a local part (foldoc) and a domain name (doc.ic.ac.uk). The […]
- Host number
networking The host part of an Internet address. The rest is the network number. (1994-10-27)