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hoist

 (hoist)
v. hoist·ed, hoist·ing, hoists
v.tr.
1. To raise or haul up, often with the help of a mechanical apparatus. See Synonyms at lift.
2. To raise to one's mouth in order to drink: hoist a few beers.
v.intr.
To become raised or lifted.
n.
1. An apparatus for lifting heavy or cumbersome objects.
2. The act of hoisting; a lift.
3. Nautical
a. The height or vertical dimension of a flag or of any square sail other than a course.
b. A group of flags raised together as a signal.

[Alteration of dialectal hoise, perhaps variant of Middle English hisse, heave!, possibly from Middle Dutch hissen, to haul.]

hoist′er n.

hoist

(hɔɪst)
vb
1. (tr) to raise or lift up, esp by mechanical means
2. hoist with one's own petard See petard2
n
3. (Mechanical Engineering) any apparatus or device for hoisting
4. the act of hoisting
6. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. the amidships height of a sail bent to the yard with which it is hoisted. Compare drop15
b. the difference between the set and lowered positions of this yard
7. (Nautical Terms) nautical the length of the luff of a fore-and-aft sail
8. (Nautical Terms) nautical a group of signal flags
9. (Heraldry) the inner edge of a flag next to the staff. Compare fly125
[C16: variant of hoise, probably from Low German; compare Dutch hijschen, German hissen]
ˈhoister n

hoist

(hɔɪst or, sometimes, haɪst)

v. hoist•ed, hoist•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to raise or lift, esp. by some mechanical appliance: to hoist the mainsail.
2. to raise to one's lips and drink: to hoist a beer.
n.
3. an apparatus for hoisting, as a block and tackle, a derrick, or a crane.
4. the act of hoisting; a lift: Give that sofa a hoist at your end.
5. the vertical dimension amidships of any sail that is hoisted with a yard.
6. (on a flag)
a. the vertical dimension as flown from a vertical staff.
b. the edge running next to the staff.
[1540–50; variant of dial. hoise to raise]

hoist

In helicopters, the mechanism by which external loads may be raised or lowered vertically.

hoist


Past participle: hoisted
Gerund: hoisting

Imperative
hoist
hoist
Present
I hoist
you hoist
he/she/it hoists
we hoist
you hoist
they hoist
Preterite
I hoisted
you hoisted
he/she/it hoisted
we hoisted
you hoisted
they hoisted
Present Continuous
I am hoisting
you are hoisting
he/she/it is hoisting
we are hoisting
you are hoisting
they are hoisting
Present Perfect
I have hoisted
you have hoisted
he/she/it has hoisted
we have hoisted
you have hoisted
they have hoisted
Past Continuous
I was hoisting
you were hoisting
he/she/it was hoisting
we were hoisting
you were hoisting
they were hoisting
Past Perfect
I had hoisted
you had hoisted
he/she/it had hoisted
we had hoisted
you had hoisted
they had hoisted
Future
I will hoist
you will hoist
he/she/it will hoist
we will hoist
you will hoist
they will hoist
Future Perfect
I will have hoisted
you will have hoisted
he/she/it will have hoisted
we will have hoisted
you will have hoisted
they will have hoisted
Future Continuous
I will be hoisting
you will be hoisting
he/she/it will be hoisting
we will be hoisting
you will be hoisting
they will be hoisting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hoisting
you have been hoisting
he/she/it has been hoisting
we have been hoisting
you have been hoisting
they have been hoisting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hoisting
you will have been hoisting
he/she/it will have been hoisting
we will have been hoisting
you will have been hoisting
they will have been hoisting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hoisting
you had been hoisting
he/she/it had been hoisting
we had been hoisting
you had been hoisting
they had been hoisting
Conditional
I would hoist
you would hoist
he/she/it would hoist
we would hoist
you would hoist
they would hoist
Past Conditional
I would have hoisted
you would have hoisted
he/she/it would have hoisted
we would have hoisted
you would have hoisted
they would have hoisted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoist - lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objectshoist - lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects
block and tackle - pulley blocks with associated rope or cable
headgear - the hoist at the pithead of a mine
lifting device - a device for lifting heavy loads
wheel and axle - hoist so arranged that a rope unwinding from a wheel is wound onto a cylindrical drum or shaft coaxial with the wheel
Verb1.hoist - raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
trice, trice up - hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
2.hoist - move from one place to another by lifting; "They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
3.hoist - raise; "hoist the flags"; "hoist a sail"
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"

hoist

verb
1. raise, lift, erect, elevate, heave, upraise He hoisted himself to a sitting position.
noun
1. lift, crane, elevator, winch, tackle It takes three nurses and a hoist to get me into this chair.

hoist

verb
To move (something) to a higher position:
noun
An instance of lifting or being lifted:
Translations
آلة رافِعَهرَفْعَه، دَفْعَهيَرْفَعيَرفَعُ بآلةٍ رافِعَه
vysazenívytáhnoutzdvihákzdvižzvednout
hejsehejseværkløftløfteskub
korkeusnostaanoustatangonreuna
emelõfelhúzásfelvon
hífa, lyftalyfta, lyftibúnaîur, kraniÿta á eftir, draga upp
kilstelėjimasužkelti
celtnisuzceltuzvilkšanauzvilktvinča
dvigniti jadrodvigniti zastavo

hoist

[hɔɪst]
A. VT (also to hoist up) → levantar, alzar; [+ flag, sail] → izar
to hoist ontosubir a
B. N (= lift) → montacargas m inv; (= crane) → grúa f
to give sb a hoist (up)ayudar a algn a subir

hoist

[ˈhɔɪst]
n (for lifting)palan m
vt
(= lift) [+ object] → hisser
He hoisted her on to his back → Il la hissa sur son dos.
to hoist o.s. on to sth → se hisser sur qch
(= raise) [+ flag] → hisser; [+ sail] → hisser
hoist up
vt sephisser
to hoist o.s. up (to one's feet)se hisser sur ses pieds
to hoist o.s up onto sth → se hisser sur qch

hoist

vthochheben, hieven (inf); (= pull up)hochziehen, hieven (inf); flaghissen; sailsaufziehen, hissen; to be hoist with or by or on (US) one’s own petard (prov) → in die eigene Falle gehen
nHebezeug nt, → Hebevorrichtung f; (in ships) → Hebewerk nt; (= lift)(Lasten)aufzug m; (= block and tackle)Flaschenzug m; (= winch)Winde f; (= crane)Kran m

hoist

[hɔɪst]
1. vtissare
2. nparanco; (goods lift) → montacarichi m inv
see also petard

hoist

(hoist) verb
1. to lift (something heavy). he hoisted the sack on to his back; He hoisted the child up on to his shoulders.
2. to raise or lift by means of some apparatus, a rope etc. The cargo was hoisted on to the ship: They hoisted the flag.
noun
1. an apparatus for lifting usually heavy objects. a luggage hoist.
2. a lift or push up. Give me a hoist over this wall, will you!
References in classic literature ?
Also a basket hung over the back of a chair, in which he vainly tried to hoist his too confiding sister, who, with feminine devotion, allowed her little head to be bumped till rescued, when the young inventor indignantly remarked, "Why, Marmar, dat's my lellywaiter, and me's trying to pull her up.
The living whale, in his full majesty and significance, is only to be seen at sea in unfathomable waters; and afloat the vast bulk of him is out of sight, like a launched line-of-battle ship; and out of that element it is a thing eternally impossible for mortal man to hoist him bodily into the air, so as to preserve all his mighty swells and undulations.
It's an ill wind dat blow nowhar,--dat ar a fact," said Sam, sententiously, giving an additional hoist to his pantaloons, and adroitly substituting a long nail in place of a missing suspender-button, with which effort of mechanical genius he seemed highly delighted.
We laid low and kept still, and never shoved out till nearly ten o'clock; then we slid by, pretty wide away from the town, and didn't hoist our lantern till we was clear out of sight of it.
He and Miss Wilson took the liberty of falling in love with each other--at least Tedo and I thought so; we surprised sundry tender glances and sighs which we interpreted as tokens of 'la belle passion,' and I promise you the public soon had the benefit of our discovery; we employed it as a sort of lever to hoist our dead-weights from the house.
After I have crossed this bridge, I hoist it up - so - and cut off the communication.
Between us, with much trouble, we managed to hoist him upstairs, and laid him on his bed, where his head fell back on the pillow as if he were almost fainting.
Then he went and wakened the sailors, and bade them hoist the sails, for a breeze had sprung up and was blowing straight towards the harbour.
As to the ship's company, they desired nothing better than to meet the unicorn, to harpoon it, hoist it on board, and despatch it.
In vain we cleave the torrent's thread with steel, In vain we drink to drown the grief we feel; When man's desire with fate doth war this, this avails alone -- To hoist the sail and let the gale and the waters bear us on.
Minerva sent them a fair wind from the West, {22} that whistled over the deep blue waves {23} whereon Telemachus told them to catch hold of the ropes and hoist sail, and they did as he told them.
And, dearest Theseus, if by some happy chance, you should escape the jaws of the Minotaur, then tear down those dismal sails, and hoist others that shall be bright as the sunshine.