What does Climb mean?

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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"


  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.]


  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

How to pronounce Climb?

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How to say Climb in sign language?

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  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

Examples of Climb in a Sentence

  1. Judge David Sentelle:

    You have a steep hill to climb.

  2. Chinese Proverb:

    Climb mountains to see lowlands.

  3. North Carolina:

    Abject terror, climb up the nearest tree.

  4. Michael Jackson, Leave Me Alone:

    Ain't no mountain that I can't climb, baby

  5. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Your ancestors are a ladder; upon them climb.

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