HyperDic: hoist

English > 4 senses of the word hoist:
VERBcontacthoist, lift, windraise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
contacthoistmove from one place to another by lifting
contacthoist, run upraise
NOUNartifacthoistlifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects
hoist > pronunciation
Soundshhoy'st
Rhymesfoist ... voiced: 5 rhymes with oyst...
English > hoist: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaninglifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects.
Narrowerblock and tacklepulley blocks with associated rope or cable
headgearThe hoist at the pithead of a mine
wheel and axlehoist so arranged that a rope unwinding from a wheel is wound onto a cylindrical drum or shaft coaxial with the wheel
Broaderlifting deviceA device for lifting heavy loads
Spanishcabria, elevador
Catalancàbria, elevador, hoist, muntacàrregues
Verbshoistraise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
English > hoist: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningRaise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
Synonymslift, wind
Narrowertrice, trice uphoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope
Broaderraise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
Spanishelevar, enarbolar, izar, levantar, subir
Catalanaixecar, alçar, elevar, hissar, pujar
Nounshoistlifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects
hoisteran operator of a hoist
English > hoist: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningMove from one place to another by lifting.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
ModelThey hoist the bags on the table
Example"They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"
Broaderraise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
Spanishlevantar
English > hoist: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningRaise.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "hoist the flags"
  • "hoist a sail"
Synonymrun up
Broaderraise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
Spanishizar, levantar
Catalanelevar, hissar, pujar

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