What does climb mean?

Definitions for climbklaɪm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word climb.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgrade(noun)

    an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

    "the car couldn't make it up the rise"

  2. climb, climbing, mounting(noun)

    an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)

  3. climb, mount(verb)

    the act of climbing something

    "it was a difficult climb to the top"

  4. climb, climb up, mount, go up(verb)

    go upward with gradual or continuous progress

    "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"

  5. climb(verb)

    move with difficulty, by grasping

  6. wax, mount, climb, rise(verb)

    go up or advance

    "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"

  7. climb(verb)

    slope upward

    "The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill"

  8. climb(verb)

    improve one's social status

    "This young man knows how to climb the social ladder"

  9. rise, go up, climb(verb)

    increase in value or to a higher point

    "prices climbed steeply"; "the value of our house rose sharply last year"

Wiktionary

  1. climb(Noun)

    An act of climbing.

  2. climb(Noun)

    The act of getting to somewhere more elevated.

  3. climb(Noun)

    An upwards struggle

  4. climb(Verb)

    To ascend; rise; to go up.

    Prices climbed steeply.

  5. climb(Verb)

    To mount; to move upwards on.

  6. climb(Verb)

    To scale; to get to the top of something.

  7. climb(Verb)

    To move (especially up and down something) by gripping with the hands and using the feet.

  8. climb(Verb)

    to practise the sport of climbing

  9. climb(Verb)

    to jump high

  10. climb(Verb)

    To move to a higher position on the social ladder.

  11. climb(Verb)

    Of plants, to grow upwards by clinging to something.

  12. Origin: From climben, from climban, from klimbanan, believed to be a nasalised variant of klibanan, from gley-. Cognate with Dutch klimmen, German klimmen, klembra, klifra. Related to clamber. See also clay, glue.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Climb(verb)

    to ascend or mount laboriously, esp. by use of the hands and feet

  2. Climb(verb)

    to ascend as if with effort; to rise to a higher point

  3. Climb(verb)

    to ascend or creep upward by twining about a support, or by attaching itself by tendrils, rootlets, etc., to a support or upright surface

  4. Climb(verb)

    to ascend, as by means of the hands and feet, or laboriously or slowly; to mount

  5. Climb(noun)

    the act of one who climbs; ascent by climbing

  6. Origin: [AS. climban; akin to OHG. chlimban, G. & D. klimmen, Icel. klfa, and E. cleave to adhere.]

Freebase

  1. Climb

    In aviation, the term climb refers both to the actual operation of increasing the altitude of an aircraft and to the logical phase of a typical flight following takeoff and preceding the cruise, during which an increase in altitude to a predetermined level is effected.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Climb

    klīm, v.i. or v.t. to ascend or mount by clutching with the hands and feet: to ascend with difficulty: to mount.—adj. Climb′able, capable of being climbed.—ns. Climb′er, one who or that which climbs: (pl.) an old-fashioned popular title for several orders of birds whose feet are mainly adapted for climbing: (bot.) those plants which, having weak stems, seek support from other objects, chiefly from other plants, in order to ascend from the ground; Climb′ing. [A.S. climban; cf. Ger. klimmen; conn. with Clamber and Cleave, to stick.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'climb' in Verbs Frequency: #361

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of climb in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of climb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cyrano Savinien de Bergerac:

    I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Not to climb the high places lonely, but to climb there all together, to rise en masse! This is the way!

  3. Jason Berg:

    From the highest mountains in the world, Men seek for higher places to climb, When in their heart, It is where the climb always continues.

  4. Virginia Slovakia Peter Sagan:

    From the last climb, it was still a long way until the finish, the climb was very hard, the climb was very short but the last 800 meters was very tough.

  5. Robert Burton:

    Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.

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