What does climber mean?

Definitions for climber
ˈklaɪ mərclimber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. climbernoun

    a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants

  2. social climber, climbernoun

    someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior

  3. mounter, climbernoun

    someone who ascends on foot

    "a solitary mounter of the staircase"

  4. climbernoun

    someone who climbs as a sport; especially someone who climbs mountains

    "the lead climber looked strong still but his partner often slumped in his ropes"

  5. crampon, crampoon, climbing iron, climbernoun

    an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing


  1. climbernoun

    A person who climbs.

  2. climbernoun

    A plant that climbs, such as a vine.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Climbernoun

    Etymology: from climb.

    I wait not at the lawyer’s gates,
    Ne shoulder climbers down the stairs. Richard Carew, Survey.

    Ivy, briony, honey-suckles, and other climbers, must be dug up. John Mortimer.

    It hath a perennial fibrose root: the leaves grow opposite upon the stalks. The flowers, mostly of four leaves, placed in form of a cross, are naked, having no calyx: in the center of the flower are many hairy stamina surrounding the pointal, which becomes a fruit; in which the seeds are gathered into a little head, ending in a kind of rough plume; whence it is called by the country people old man’s beard. The species are twelve, two of which grow wild. Philip Miller.


  1. climber

    A climber is a person or organism that ascends or rises, especially by using their hands and feet. This term could refer to a person who actively engages in sport climbing, mountaineering, or rock climbing. Alternatively, it could also refer to certain types of plants that grow vertically, anchoring themselves to a wall, tree, or some kind of support.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Climbernoun

    one who, or that which, climbs

  2. Climbernoun

    a plant that climbs

  3. Climbernoun

    a bird that climbs, as a woodpecker or a parrot

  4. Climberverb

    to climb; to mount with effort; to clamber

  5. Etymology: [From Climb; cf. Clamber.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of climber in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of climber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of climber in a Sentence

  1. Steve Watkins:

    What happened was that there was a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, we found ourselves -- I was at 19,000 feet. We lived. There were several other fatalities. I exchanged compliments with another climber who doesn't remember the nature of that compliment being the same as I quoted. I said sorry, I took it down.

  2. Claudio Semini:

    Compared to other teams in China and the U.S. we have focused a lot on the versatility. So this (HyQ) platform can do many different motions ranging from very fast motions like a run or a jump. But it can also do the more careful navigation on rough terrain where we need to plan really one foothold after the next. And this is important, once we see the 3D map of the environment we can start to understand how to best move through that environment, we don't want to be the fastest or the best climber, but we want to have a machine that can do many of these motions; as in the real world, the machine will need to have many different skills.

  3. 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.

  4. Matt Youngquist:

    Don't always talk shop, you don't want to come across as a ladder climber.

  5. Malay Mukherjee:

    If an inexperienced climber reaches the Everest summit, he is invited to various social functions as an honorary guest, that does not mean he is a good or responsible climber, but it sends the wrong message to others.

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