Definitions for climbklaɪm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to go up or ascend; move upward or toward the top of something:
The sun climbed over the hill.
to slope upward:
The road climbs steeply.
to ascend by twining or by means of tendrils, adhesive tissues, etc., as a plant.
to proceed using the hands and feet (often fol. by along, around, down, over, etc.), esp. on or from an elevated area.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to ascend in prominence, fortune, etc.
(v.t.)to ascend, go up, or get to the top of, esp. by the use of the hands and feet:
to climb a ladder; to climb the stairs.
to go to the top of and over:
The prisoners climbed the wall and escaped.
(n.)an ascent by climbing:
a climb to the hilltop.
a place to be climbed:
That peak is quite a climb.
Origin of climb:
bef. 1000; OE climban, c. MLG, MD klimmen, OHG chlimban; cf. clamber
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"
climb, climbing, mounting(noun)
an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
the act of climbing something
"it was a difficult climb to the top"
climb, climb up, mount, go up(verb)
go upward with gradual or continuous progress
"Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"
move with difficulty, by grasping
wax, mount, climb, rise(verb)
go up or advance
"Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
"The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill"
improve one's social status
"This young man knows how to climb the social ladder"
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to go to the top of sth
to climb a mountain/hill/tree; He climbed until he reached the summit.
to move into, out of, or over
to climb in through the window; to climb out of the car; to climb over the wall
to move higher
The plane will climb to 30,000 feet.
to increase in level or amount
Oil prices have been climbing rapidly.
the act of going to a higher position
a long climb to the top
An act of climbing.
The act of getting to somewhere more elevated.
An upwards struggle
To ascend; rise; to go up.
Prices climbed steeply.
To mount; to move upwards on.
To scale; to get to the top of something.
To move (especially up and down something) by gripping with the hands and using the feet.
to practise the sport of climbing
to jump high
To move to a higher position on the social ladder.
Of plants, to grow upwards by clinging to something.
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.
to ascend or mount laboriously, esp. by use of the hands and feet
to ascend as if with effort; to rise to a higher point
to ascend or creep upward by twining about a support, or by attaching itself by tendrils, rootlets, etc., to a support or upright surface
to ascend, as by means of the hands and feet, or laboriously or slowly; to mount
the act of one who climbs; ascent by climbing
Translations for climb
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an act of going up
a rapid climb to the top of his profession.
- صُعود، ارتِقاءArabic
- subidaPortuguese (BR)
- der AufstiegGerman
- opstigning; klatren opDanish
- escalada, ascensoSpanish
- صعود؛ بالا رویFarsi
- טִפּוּס ,טִיפּוּסHebrew
- popeti se, verati seCroatian
- klif; risIcelandic
- salita, ascesaItalian
- kāpšana; rāpšanās; pacelšanās pa karjeras kāpnēmLatvian
- oppstigning, klatretur, (tinde)bestigningNorwegian
- صعود؛ بالا رویPersian
- بولوړه خیژولPashto
- urcare, ascensiuneRomanian
- tırmanma, çıkışTurkish
- 攀登Chinese (Trad.)
- اوپر جاناUrdu
- hành động leo trèoVietnamese
- 攀登Chinese (Simp.)
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