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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  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. 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.

  2. Janja Garnbret:

    I just want to set a good example in that you don't need to lose extra weight to be successful, i definitely feel responsible for our sport. I just want to represent climbing as a fun sport, that it's always fun, you have to just climb up and enjoy yourself.

  3. Michael Jordan:

    If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But 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. Jeb Bush:

    I'm from Miami. The largest mountain in Miami is Mount Trashmore. I'm not going to climb that.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.

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    • A. epiphora
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