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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 ?
The disadvantage of being dismasted consisted in this, that they had nothing to hoist flags on to make themselves visible at a distance.
Addressing the lawyer he said Benazir Bhutto had directed the party to hoist flag at the residence of the chief justice.
HEROES 3 Troops hoist flag in 1982 SPEECH J Browne and Short