What does climb mean?

Definitions for climb
klaɪmclimb

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgradenoun

    an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

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

  2. climb, climbing, mountingnoun

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

  3. climb, mountverb

    the act of climbing something

    "it was a difficult climb to the top"

  4. climb, climb up, mount, go upverb

    go upward with gradual or continuous progress

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

  5. climbverb

    move with difficulty, by grasping

  6. wax, mount, climb, riseverb

    go up or advance

    "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"

  7. climbverb

    slope upward

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

  8. climbverb

    improve one's social status

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

  9. rise, go up, climbverb

    increase in value or to a higher point

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

Wiktionary

  1. climbnoun

    An act of climbing.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. climbnoun

    The act of getting to somewhere more elevated.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. climbnoun

    An upwards struggle

    Etymology: 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.

  4. climbverb

    To ascend; rise; to go up.

    Prices climbed steeply.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. climbverb

    To mount; to move upwards on.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. climbverb

    To scale; to get to the top of something.

    Etymology: 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.

  7. climbverb

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

    Etymology: 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.

  8. climbverb

    to practise the sport of climbing

    Etymology: 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.

  9. climbverb

    to jump high

    Etymology: 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.

  10. climbverb

    To move to a higher position on the social ladder.

    Etymology: 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.

  11. climbverb

    Of plants, to grow upwards by clinging to something.

    Etymology: 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. Climbverb

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

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

  2. Climbverb

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

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

  3. Climbverb

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

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

  4. Climbverb

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

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

  5. Climbnoun

    the act of one who climbs; ascent by climbing

    Etymology: [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

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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

Examples of climb in a Sentence

  1. Lindsay Wenndt:

    In order for me to be a better climber, I have to communicate clearly with the person belaying me so they know how I'm feeling, when I need a break or if I want to change the climb in any way, the same is true if I'm the one holding the rope.

  2. Peter Goelz:

    In this case you had normal communications with the pilot, a line of weather that appeared to be pretty difficult, severe, and he was asking to climb as high as he could to get out of it.

  3. Chris Froome:

    I think that the beautiful thing about the Tour de France is that it's not specifically about one stage, I think it's going to take a complete cyclist, but the stage that certainly stands out for me is the stage to Mont Ventoux, i know how difficult this climb is and how much time can be won or lost on that climb.

  4. Cheryl Ladd:

    It has been all of it, i knew who I was as a young girl. I would climb up the top of the tree and talk to God all the time. It has been an interesting path – a lot of good, a lot of bumps, a lot of tough, learning moments. He [God] was with me the whole time. He lets us trip ourselves so we remember that he is in charge. I think that is a good thing, especially in our youth! When we aren’t exactly thinking everything through.

  5. Hannah Salomons:

    With the dog puppies we worked with, if you walk into their enclosure, they gather around and want to climb on you and lick your face, whereas most of the wolf puppies run to the corner and hide.

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