What is the difference between Emcee and Host?

The difference between emcee and host

is that "emcee" is alternative form of MC in its senses as and "host" is one which receives or entertains a guest, socially, commercially, or officially.




  • Alternative form of MC in its senses as


  • “I’m the emcee for tonight,” he proclaimed. “I’ll announce your program.”


  • (transitive, intransitive) To act as the master of ceremonies (for).
  • (intransitive, music) To rap as part of a hip-hop performance.


  • (act as the master of ceremonies): compere (UK)
  • (rap): See rap


  • One which receives or entertains a guest, socially, commercially, or officially.
  • One that provides a facility for an event.
  • A person or organization responsible for running an event.
  • A moderator or master of ceremonies for a performance.
  • (computing, Internet) Any computer attached to a network.
  • (ecology) A cell or organism which harbors another organism or biological entity, usually a parasite.
  • (evolution, genetics) An organism bearing certain genetic material.


  • A good host is always considerate of the guest’s needs.
  • Time is like a fashionable host, / That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand.
  • Our company is host of the annual conference this year.
  • The host was terrible, but the acts themselves were good.
  • A recent study explored the ecological variables that may contribute to bats’ propensity to harbor such zoonotic diseases by comparing them with another order of common reservoir hosts: rodents.
  • Viruses depend on the host that they infect in order to be able to reproduce.
  • The so-called junk DNA is known, so far, to provide no apparent benefit to its host.


  • To perform the role of a host.
  • (obsolete, intransitive) To lodge at an inn.
  • (computing, Internet) To run software made available to a remote user or process.


  • Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola.
  • Our company will host the annual conference this year.
  • I was terrible at hosting that show.
  • I’ll be hosting tonight. I hope I’m not terrible.
  • Where you shall host.
  • CMU/TEK TCP/IP software uses an excessive amount of cpu resources for terminal support both outbound, when accessing another system, and inbound, when the local system is hosting a session.
  • Kremvax hosts a variety of services.