Associations to the word «Hoist»


HOIST, verb. (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.
HOIST, verb. (transitive) (historical) To lift someone up to be flogged.
HOIST, verb. (intransitive) To be lifted up.
HOIST, verb. (transitive) (comptheory) To extract (code) from a loop construct as part of optimization.
HOIST, noun. A hoisting device, such as pulley or crane.
HOIST, noun. The act of hoisting; a lift.
HOIST, noun. The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length, when flying from a staff.
HOIST, noun. The vertical edge of a flag which is next to the staff.
HOIST, noun. The height of a fore-and-aft sail, next the mast or stay.
HOIST BRIDGE, noun. A drawbridge that is lifted instead of being swung or drawn aside.
HOIST BRIDGES, noun. Plural of hoist bridge
HOIST BY ONE'S OWN PETARD, adjective. (idiomatic) To be hurt or destroyed by one's own plot or device intended for another; to be "blown up by one's own bomb".
HOIST FRAME, noun. (mining) headframe.
HOIST FRAMES, noun. Plural of hoist frame
HOIST ON ONE'S OWN PETARD, adjective. Alternative form of hoist by one's own petard
HOIST THE WHITE FLAG, verb. Alternative form of wave the white flag
HOIST WITH ONE'S OWN PETARD, adjective. Alternative form of hoist by one's own petard

Dictionary definition

HOIST, noun. Lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects.
HOIST, verb. Raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car".
HOIST, verb. Move from one place to another by lifting; "They hoisted the patient onto the operating table".
HOIST, verb. Raise; "hoist the flags"; "hoist a sail".

Wise words

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Ernest Hemingway