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hospitalize to place in a hospital for medical treatment.
host1 a person who entertains guests. [3 definitions]
host2 a very large number of people or things.
hostage someone held prisoner by a person or group trying to force another person or group to meet certain demands.
hostel a place that offers shelter at a low cost for young people who are traveling.
hostess a woman who entertains guests. [2 definitions]
hostile feeling or showing dislike; unfriendly. [2 definitions]
hostility the state of being unfriendly or full of hate. [2 definitions]
hot holding or giving off great heat. [6 definitions]
hot dog a hot, cooked sausage, sometimes called a frankfurter, eaten in a long, soft roll. [2 definitions]
hotel a place with many rooms and beds where people pay money to sleep, eat meals, or buy other services.
hothouse a heated glass building used to grow plants.
hot spring a natural spring that has water warmer than body temperature.
hot under the collar (informal) very angry or upset.
hound any of several breeds of dogs. Hounds have short hair, a deep voice, and long, drooping ears. They are used for hunting. [3 definitions]
hour a unit of time equal to sixty minutes. [4 definitions]
hourglass an instrument used to measure time that sends sand through a narrow opening between two larger glass bulbs. It takes exactly one hour for the sand to pass from one bulb to the other.
hourly done or happening every hour. [3 definitions]
house a building with connected rooms in which people of the same family or group live. [6 definitions]
houseboat a large boat that has been made for use as a home.
housefly an insect with two wings that is found in and around houses and other places where people live. It does not bite people, but it can spread a number of diseases.