climb
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English climban; probably akin to Old English clifian to adhere — more at cleave Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to go upward with gradual or continuous progress ; rise, ascend <
watching the smoke climb
>
b. to increase gradually <
prices are continuing to climb
>
c. to slope upward <
a climbing path
>
2. a. to go upward or raise oneself especially by grasping or clutching with the hands <
climbed aboard the train
>
b. of a plant to ascend in growth (as by twining) 3. to go about or down usually by grasping or holding with the hands <
climb down the ladder
>
4. to get into or out of clothing usually with some haste or effort <
the firefighters climbed into their clothes
>
transitive verb 1. to go upward on or along, to the top of, or over <
climb a hill
>
2. to draw or pull oneself up, over, or to the top of by using hands and feet <
children climbing the tree
>
3. to grow up or over <
ivy climbing the wall
>
climbable adjective II. noun Date: circa 1587 1. a place where climbing is necessary to progress 2. the act or an instance of climbing ; rise, ascent

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Climb — Climb! Beschreibung Deutschsprachige Kletterzeitschrift Verlag Bruckmann Verlag Erstausgabe 2006 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Climb! — Beschreibung Deutschsprachige Kletterzeitschrift Verlag Bruckmann Verlag Erstausgabe 2006 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • climb — Ⅰ. climb UK US /klaɪm/ verb ► [I] if a price, number, or amount climbs, it increases: costs/prices/rates climb »Our costs have climbed rapidly in the last few years. »climb steadily/steeply/slowly ► [I or T] to improve your position at work or in …   Financial and business terms

  • climb — climb·able; climb; climb·er; up·climb·er; …   English syllables

  • Climb — (kl[imac]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Climbed} (kl[imac]md), Obs. or Vulgar {Clomb} (kl[o^]m); p. pr. & vb. n. {Climbing}.] [AS. climban; akin to OHG. chlimban, G. & D. klimmen, Icel. kl[=i]fa, and E. cleave to adhere.] 1. To ascend or mount… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Climb — Climb, v. t. To ascend, as by means of the hands and feet, or laboriously or slowly; to mount. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Climb — Climb, n. The act of one who climbs; ascent by climbing. Warburton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • climb — ► VERB 1) go or come up to a higher position. 2) go up or scale (a hill, rock face, etc.) 3) (of a plant) grow up (a supporting structure) by clinging to or twining round it. 4) move with effort into or out of a confined space. 5) increase in… …   English terms dictionary

  • climb — index headway, progress, surmount Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • climb — vb *ascend, mount, scale Antonyms: descend …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • climb — [v] crawl, move up ape up*, ascend, clamber, escalade, escalate, go up, mount, rise, scale, soar, top; concept 166 Ant. descend, dismount, go down, retreat …   New thesaurus

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”