Definition of hoist :
2. That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods.
3. The act of hoisting; a lift.
4. The height of a fore- and- aft sail next the mast or stay.
5. The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length when flying from a staff.
6. To raise; to lift; to elevate; esp., to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.
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elevate (part of speech: verb)
- Three years were to elapse before a French vessel again appeared at Quebec, with authority to hoist the white flag of France. - "The Makers of Canada: Champlain", N. E. Dionne.
- The Mrs. Debalohp used to hoist a mat on a spear, to keep off the wind. - "Southern Arabia", Theodore Bent Mabel Bent.
- Ten or fifteen minutes only had elapsed after the first alarm had been given, before the flames raged with such fury, that it was impossible to hoist out the boats; the jolly- boat had fortunately been lowered in obedience to the captain's orders when he first went upon deck. - "Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849", William O. S. Gilly.