What does hoist mean?

Definitions for hoist
hɔɪst or, sometimes, haɪsthoist

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hoist.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hoist(verb)

    lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects

  2. hoist, lift, wind(verb)

    raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

    "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"

  3. hoist(verb)

    move from one place to another by lifting

    "They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"

  4. hoist, run up(verb)

    raise

    "hoist the flags"; "hoist a sail"

Wiktionary

  1. hoist(Noun)

    A hoisting device, such as pulley or crane.

  2. hoist(Noun)

    The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length, when flying from a staff.

  3. hoist(Noun)

    The vertical edge of a flag which is next to the staff.

  4. hoist(Noun)

    The height of a fore-and-aft sail, next the mast or stay.

  5. hoist(Verb)

    To raise; to lift; to elevate; especially, to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle or pulley, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.

  6. hoist(Verb)

    To lift someone up to be flogged.

  7. hoist(Verb)

    To be lifted up.

  8. Origin: Alteration of hoise, apparently based on the past tense and participle. Confer Danish hisse, German hissen, Italian issare (loaned from a Germanic source).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hoist(verb)

    to raise; to lift; to elevate; esp., to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight

  2. Hoist(noun)

    that by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods

  3. Hoist(noun)

    the act of hoisting; a lift

  4. Hoist(noun)

    the perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length when flying from a staff

  5. Hoist(noun)

    the height of a fore-and-aft sail next the mast or stay

  6. Hoist

    hoisted

  7. Origin: [OE. hoise, hyse, OD. hyssen, D. hijshen; akin to LG. hissen, Dan. hisse, Sw. hissa.]

Freebase

  1. Hoist

    Hoist is the name of two fictional characters in the Transformers universes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hoist

    hoist, v.t. to lift: to raise with tackle: to heave.—n. act of lifting: the height of a sail: an apparatus for lifting heavy bodies to the upper stories of a building.—Hoist with one's own petard, beaten with one's own weapons, caught in one's own trap. [Formerly hoise, or hoyse—Old Dut. hyssen, Dut. hijsschen, to hoist.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. hoist

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

How to pronounce hoist ?

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How to say hoist in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoist in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of hoist in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    For 'tis the sport to have the engineer hoist with his own petard...

  2. H. L. Mencken:

    There comes a time when a man must spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats.

  3. H. L. Mencken:

    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.

  4. Henry Louis Mencken:

    Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

  5. Douglas MacArthur:

    I see that old flagpole still stands. Have your troops hoist the colors to its peak, and let no enemy ever haul them down.

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