hoist

[ hoist or, sometimes, hahyst ]
/ hɔɪst or, sometimes, haɪst /
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verb (used with object)

to raise or lift, especially by some mechanical appliance: to hoist a flag; to hoist the mainsail.
to raise to one's lips and drink; drink (especially beer or whiskey) with gusto: Let's go hoist a few beers.
Archaic. a simple past tense and past participle of hoise.

noun


Nearby words

  1. hoiden,
  2. hoihow,
  3. hoise,
  4. hoisin,
  5. hoisin sauce,
  6. hoist by one's own petard,
  7. hoity-toity,
  8. hojo,
  9. hoka,
  10. hokan

Idioms

    hoist by/with one's own petard. petard(def 4).

Origin of hoist

1540–50; later variant of hoise, with -t as in against, etc.

SYNONYMS FOR hoist
1. elevate. See raise.

ANTONYMS FOR hoist
1. lower.

Related formshoist·er, nounun·hoist·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hoisting

hoist

/ (hɔɪst) /

verb

(tr) to raise or lift up, esp by mechanical means
hoist with one's own petard See petard (def. 2)

noun

Derived Formshoister, noun

Word Origin for hoist

C16: variant of hoise, probably from Low German; compare Dutch hijschen, German hissen

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Word Origin and History for hoisting

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