Complete Definition of "hoist"

English

Etymology
Alteration of hoise, apparently based on the past tense and participle.

Pronunciation
IPA|/hÉɪst/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Éɪst|-Éɪst

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive 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.

#* 1719: w:Daniel Defoe|Daniel Defoe, w:Robinson Crusoe|Robinson Crusoe
#*: ...but this last was so heavy, I could not hoist it up to get it over the ship's side.

  1. context|transitive|historical to lift someone up to be flogged
  2. intransitive to be lifted up

Quotations
They land my goods, and hoist my flying sails. — Pope
Hoisting him into his fatherâs throne. — South

Translations
Romanian: a ridica, a pozitiona, cu ajutorul unui dispozitiv de ridicat
Spanish: enarbolar

Noun
en-noun

  1. a hoisting device, such as pulley or crane.
  2. the perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length, when flying from a staff.
  3. the vertical edge of a flag which is next to the staff.
  4. the height of a fore-and-aft sail, next the mast or stay.

Translations
trans-top|hoisting device
Finnish: nostolaite, nosturi
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trans-top|perpendicular height of a flag
Finnish: korkeus
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trans-top|vertical edge of a flag which is next to the staff
Finnish: tangonreuna
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trans-top|height of a fore-and-aft sail, next the mast or stay
Finnish: etuliikki
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