What does climb mean?

Definitions for climb
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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.

    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. climb(Noun)

    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. climb(Noun)

    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. climb(Verb)

    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. climb(Verb)

    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. climb(Verb)

    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. climb(Verb)

    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. climb(Verb)

    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. climb(Verb)

    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. climb(Verb)

    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. climb(Verb)

    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. Climb(verb)

    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. Climb(verb)

    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. 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

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

  4. Climb(verb)

    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. Climb(noun)

    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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How to say climb in sign language?

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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. Conrad Anker:

    It's the size of a dishwasher and maybe about as heavy as one, i've done [ Devils Tower ] several times before, but it's always a challenging climb -- and even more so for an IMAX film.

  2. Tashi Lakpa Sherpa:

    We know it is extremely risky and difficult to climb Sagarmatha during the winter, but we are very well acclimatized and prepared for this, ours is a strong team and we have confidence that we can do it.

  3. Michael Jordon:

    Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    I think essentially he has a hill he cannot climb.

  5. Sammy Wilson:

    If I travel to another country and there is a sacred site, an area of restricted access, I dont enter or climb it, I respect it, it is the same here for Anangu. We welcome tourists here. We are not stopping tourism, just this activity.

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