hoist definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to increase or haul with or as though with the help of a mechanical apparatus. See Synonyms at lift.
    • to increase to a single's mouth to be able to take in: hoist some beers.
    • To raise; to carry; to raise; esp., to increase or raise to a desired level, by means of tackle, as a sail, a flag, huge package or fat.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To become raised or raised.
  • noun:
    • An apparatus for lifting heavy or cumbersome objects.
    • The act of hoisting; a lift.
    • Nautical The level or vertical dimension of a flag or of any square sail other than a course.
    • Nautical several flags raised together as an indication.
    • A hoisting device, including pulley or crane.
    • The perpendicular level of a flag, instead of the fly, or horizontal size, whenever flying from an employee.
    • The vertical side of a flag which can be beside the staff.
    • The level of a fore-and-aft sail, next the mast or stay.
    • That in which something is hoisted; the equipment for lifting goods.
    • The act of hoisting; a lift.
    • The perpendicular height of a flag, instead of the fly, or horizontal length whenever traveling from an employee.
    • The level of a fore-and-aft sail next the mast or remain.
    • The act of hoisting; a good start.
    • That through which one thing is hoisted; a machine for increasing ore, merchandise, individuals, etc., in a mine, warehouse, hotel, etc.; an elevator.
    • The perpendicular level of a flag or ensign, instead of the fly, or breadth through the staff towards external advantage; also, the extent that a sail or lawn could be hoisted: because, supply the sail much more hoist.
    • Nautical, several flags fastened collectively for hoisting as a sign.
    • Past participle of hoise, regularly hoised.
    • lifting device for raising hefty or cumbersome items
  • verb:
    • To raise; to carry; to elevate; especially, to raise or carry to a desired level, through tackle or pulley, as a sail, a flag, huge package or body weight.
    • To lift someone as much as be flogged.
    • to-be raised up.
    • raise or haul up with or like with mechanical help
    • raise
    • move from a single place to another by lifting
  • past-participle:
    • Hoisted.
  • others:
    • to boost; lift; elevate; particularly, to improve by way of block and tackle or any other machinery.

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