Definitions for hoist
hɔɪst or, sometimes, haɪsthoist
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word hoist.
lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects
hoist, lift, windverb
raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
"hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
move from one place to another by lifting
"They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"
hoist, run upverb
"hoist the flags"; "hoist a sail"
A hoisting device, such as pulley or crane.
The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length, when flying from a staff.
The vertical edge of a flag which is next to the staff.
The height of a fore-and-aft sail, next the mast or stay.
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.
To lift someone up to be flogged.
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).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To Hoise, To Hoistverb
To raise up on high.
Etymology: hausser, French.
’Tis the sport to have the engineer hoist up with his own petar. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
Join you with me;
We’ll quickly hoist duke Humphrey from his seat. William Shakespeare.
Hoise sail, and fly;
And in thy flight aloud on Cratis cry. George Chapman, Odyssey.
Auria had hoised sail, and was on his way toward the bay of Naupactus. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.
They loosed the rudder-bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore. Acts xxvii. 40.
That man which prizeth virtue for itself, and cannot endure to hoise and strike his sails, as the divers natures of calms and storms require, must cut his sails of mean length and breadth, and content himself with a slow and sure navigation. Walter Raleigh.
What made Absalom kick at all the kindnesses of his father, but because his ambition would needs be fingering the sceptre, and hoisting him into his father’s throne. Robert South, Serm.
We thought for Greece
The sails were hoisted, and our fears release. John Dryden, Æn.
They hoist him on the bier, and deal the dole,
And there’s an end. John Dryden, Pers.
What haste she made to hoist her purple sails!
And to appear magnificent in flight,
Drew half our strength away. John Dryden, All for Love.
Their navy swarms upon the coasts: they cry
To hoist their anchors, but the gods deny. John Dryden, Æn.
Seize him, take, hoist him up, break off his hold,
And toss him headlong from the temple’s wall. Thomas Southerne.
If ’twas an island where they found the shells, they straightways concluded that the whole island lay originally at the bottom of the sea, and that it was hoisted up by some vapour from beneath. John Woodward, Natural History.
A hoist is a mechanical device used for lifting or lowering a load, typically using a drum or lift-wheel around which rope or chain wraps. It is primarily used in industrial settings, construction sites or warehouses to move heavy items from one place to another. This can be operated manually, electrically, or pneumatically.
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
that by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods
the act of hoisting; a lift
the perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length when flying from a staff
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.]
Hoist is the name of two fictional characters in the Transformers universes.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
In helicopters, the mechanism by which external loads may be raised or lowered vertically.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
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.
The numerical value of hoist in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of hoist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
I see that old flagpole still stands. Have your troops hoist the colors to its peak, and let no enemy ever haul them down.
For 'tis the sport to have the engineer hoist with his own petard...
If they spent a day in their park with me and my son, they would immediately know there was a problem, they can make all these amazing rides but they can't put a changing hoist in a toilet.It's disgraceful that the biggest theme park on the planet doesn't cater for everybody.
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
There comes a time when a man must spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- hissarCatalan, Valencian
- hochziehen, hissenGerman
- tangonreuna, nostolaite, etuliikki, nostaa, korkeus, nosturi, noustaFinnish
- togScottish Gaelic
- elevare, paranco, alzareItalian
- ophijsen, optillen, hijsenDutch
- podnosić, podnieść, wciągnąć, wciągaćPolish
- водрузить, поднять, поднимать, подъёмник, водружатьRussian
- уздигнути, podignuti, uzdignuti, придигнути, pridignuti, подигнути, поднимити, podnimitiSerbo-Croatian
- zdvihnúť, vztýčiťSlovak
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