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. hoistverb

    lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects

  2. hoist, lift, windverb

    raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

    "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"

  3. hoistverb

    move from one place to another by lifting

    "They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"

  4. hoist, run upverb

    raise

    "hoist the flags"; "hoist a sail"

Wiktionary

  1. hoistnoun

    A hoisting device, such as pulley or crane.

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

  2. hoistnoun

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

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

  3. hoistnoun

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

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

  4. hoistnoun

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

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

  5. hoistverb

    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.

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

  6. hoistverb

    To lift someone up to be flogged.

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

  7. hoistverb

    To be lifted up.

    Etymology: 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. Hoistverb

    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

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

  2. Hoistnoun

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

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

  3. Hoistnoun

    the act of hoisting; a lift

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

  4. Hoistnoun

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

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

  5. Hoistnoun

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

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

  6. Hoist

    hoisted

    Etymology: [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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hoist

    The perpendicular height of a sail or flag; in the latter it is opposed to the fly, which implies its breadth from the staff to the outer edge: or that part to which the halliards are bent.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. hoist

    To raise; to lift, or bear upward by means of tackle, as a flag, etc. The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or breadth from the staff to the outer edge.

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Ken Burchell:

    We certainly do hoist rescues, we do med-evacs, we search for snipers, we do aerial coordination, we do all of those things, but at Navy Yard, we had to do all those things at once, and that was a huge challenge.

  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. William Shakespeare:

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

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