Definition of Climb

1. Noun. An upward slope or grade (as in a road). "The car couldn't make it up the rise"

Exact synonyms: Acclivity, Ascent, Raise, Rise, Upgrade
Generic synonyms: Incline, Side, Slope
Specialized synonyms: Uphill
Derivative terms: Acclivitous, Ascend, Raise
Antonyms: Descent

2. Verb. Go upward with gradual or continuous progress. "They climb up the hill"; "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"
Exact synonyms: Climb Up, Go Up, Mount
Specialized synonyms: Scale, Escalade, Ramp, Mountaineer, Ride
Generic synonyms: Arise, Come Up, Go Up, Lift, Move Up, Rise, Uprise
Also: Climb Down, Climb On
Derivative terms: Climber, Climber, Climber, Climber, Climbing, Mount, Mounter, Mounting

3. Noun. An event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.).
Exact synonyms: Climbing, Mounting
Generic synonyms: Ascension, Ascent, Rise, Rising
Derivative terms: Mount, Mount

4. Verb. Move with difficulty, by grasping.
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Clamber, Scramble, Shin, Shinny, Skin, Sputter, Struggle

5. Noun. The act of climbing something. "It was a difficult climb to the top"
Exact synonyms: Mount
Generic synonyms: Ascending, Ascension, Ascent, Rise
Specialized synonyms: Scaling, Clamber, Mountain Climbing, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Derivative terms: Mount, Mount

6. Verb. Go up or advance. "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
Exact synonyms: Mount, Rise, Wax
Specialized synonyms: Jump, Advance, Gain
Generic synonyms: Increase
Derivative terms: Mount, Mounting, Rise, Waxing
Antonyms: Wane

7. Verb. Slope upward. "The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill"
Generic synonyms: Incline, Pitch, Slope

8. Verb. Improve one's social status. "This young man knows how to climb the social ladder"
Generic synonyms: Advance, Come Along, Come On, Get Along, Get On, Progress, Shape Up
Derivative terms: Climber

9. Verb. Increase in value or to a higher point. "The stock market is going to climb "; "The value of our house rose sharply last year"
Exact synonyms: Go Up, Rise
Specialized synonyms: Soar, Bull
Generic synonyms: Grow
Derivative terms: Climbing, Rise

Definition of Climb

1. v. i. To ascend or mount laboriously, esp. by use of the hands and feet.

2. v. t. To ascend, as by means of the hands and feet, or laboriously or slowly; to mount.

3. n. The act of one who climbs; ascent by climbing.

Definition of Climb

1. Verb. (intransitive) To ascend; rise; to go up. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To mount; to move upwards on. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To scale; to get to the top of something. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To move (especially up and down something) by gripping with the hands and using the feet. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) to practise the sport of climbing ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) to jump high ¹

7. Verb. To move to a higher position on the social ladder. ¹

8. Verb. (botany) Of plants, to grow upwards by clinging to something. ¹

9. Noun. An act of climbing. ¹

10. Noun. The act of getting to somewhere more elevated. ¹

11. Noun. An upwards struggle ¹

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Definition of Climb

1. to ascend [v CLIMBED or CLOMB, CLIMBING, CLIMBS] - See also: ascend

Lexicographical Neighbors of Climb

climb (current term)
climb down
climb on
climb the walls
climb up
climbed the walls

Literary usage of Climb

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"This is indeed a climb DOWN on the part of the chief disseminator of the ... in the House yesterday was distinctly in the nature of a climb DOWN. ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"... run, and climb better than any man of his time in Edinburgh. He would race up Arthur's Seat from the head of Hunter's Bog in less than five minutes. ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"+ G. steg, a path ; from steigen, to mount. p. All from Teut. base STIG, to climb, mount (Fick, iii. 347), answering to Aryan ^STIGH, ..."

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