Hoist vs Heighten - What's the difference?

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Hoist is a related term of heighten.


As verbs the difference between hoist and heighten

is that hoist is 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 while heighten is to make high; to raise higher; to elevate.

As a noun hoist

is a hoisting device, such as pulley or crane.

hoist

English

Verb

  • 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.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • They land my goods, and hoist my flying sails.
  • * South
  • hoisting him into his father's throne
  • * 1719:
  • ...but this last was so heavy, I could not hoist it up to get it over the ship's side.
  • * 1883 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Treasure Island)
  • Between us, with much trouble, we managed to hoist him upstairs, and laid him on his bed, where his head fell back on the pillow, as if he were almost fainting.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 23 , author=Tom Fordyce , title=2011 Rugby World Cup final: New Zealand 8-7 France , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=And when skipper Richie McCaw hoisted the Webb Ellis Trophy high into the night, a quarter of a century of hurt was blown away in an explosion of fireworks and cheering.}}
  • (historical) To lift someone up to be flogged.
  • To be lifted up.
  • (comptheory) To extract (code) from a loop construct as part of optimization.
  • Usage notes

    * "Hoisted" is about fifteen times more common than "hoist" in US usage as past and past participle. The "hoist" form is also uncommon in the UK except in the expression "hoist by one's own petard".

    Quotations

    * They land my goods, and hoist my flying sails . — * Hoisting him into his father’s throne . —

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A hoisting device, such as pulley or crane.
  • The act of hoisting; a lift.
  • Give me a hoist over that wall.
  • The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length, when flying from a staff.
  • The vertical edge of a flag which is next to the staff.
  • The height of a fore-and-aft sail, next the mast or stay.
  • heighten

    English

    Verb

  • To make high; to raise higher; to elevate.
  • To advance, increase, augment, make larger, more intense, stronger etc.
  • :to heighten beauty
  • :to heighten a flavor or a tint.
  • * 2006 , Ashley Seager, Employment rise gives chancellor a boost'', published in ''The Guardian Online , 6 December 2006
  • *:If Mr Brown chooses, he could raise his estimate of the economy's "trend" rate of growth in the coming years and so heighten his hopes of tax revenues.