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HOIST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hoist mean? 

HOIST (noun)
  The noun HOIST has 1 sense:

1. lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects

  Familiarity information: HOIST used as a noun is very rare.


HOIST (verb)
  The verb HOIST has 3 senses:

1. raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
2. move from one place to another by lifting
3. raise

  Familiarity information: HOIST used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOIST (noun)


Sense 1hoist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("hoist" is a kind of...):

lifting device (a device for lifting heavy loads)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hoist"):

block and tackle (pulley blocks with associated rope or cable)

headgear (the hoist at the pithead of a mine)

wheel and axle (hoist so arranged that a rope unwinding from a wheel is wound onto a cylindrical drum or shaft coaxial with the wheel)


HOIST (verb)


Sense 1hoist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

hoist; wind; lift

Context example:

hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car

Hypernyms (to "hoist" is one way to...):

bring up; elevate; get up; lift; raise (raise from a lower to a higher position)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hoist"):

trice; trice up (hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2hoist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move from one place to another by lifting

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

They hoisted the patient onto the operating table

Hypernyms (to "hoist" is one way to...):

bring up; elevate; get up; lift; raise (raise from a lower to a higher position)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

They hoist the bags on the table


Sense 3hoist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Raise

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

run up; hoist

Context examples:

hoist the flags / hoist a sail

Hypernyms (to "hoist" is one way to...):

bring up; elevate; get up; lift; raise (raise from a lower to a higher position)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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