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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A joint host, as of a social event.
  • transitive v. To serve as a joint host of: "In 1980, [he] co-hosted another event for large contributorsā€ ( New Yorker).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A joint host alongside another (compare costar).
  • v. To act as a joint host.
  • v. To store data on a shared server (as in web hosting).


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