Definition of Climbing

1. Noun. An event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.).

Exact synonyms: Climb, Mounting
Generic synonyms: Ascension, Ascent, Rise, Rising
Derivative terms: Climb, Climb, Climb, Mount, Mount

Definition of Climbing

1. Noun. The sport of climbing, ascending a wall or a rock or another object using available holds, generally with the safety of a rope and belayer. ¹

2. Noun. Climb; ascent. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of climb) ¹

4. Adjective. (botany of a plant) That climbs; that grows upwards by gripping onto a surface. ¹

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Definition of Climbing

1. climb [v] - See also: climb

Lexicographical Neighbors of Climbing

climb down
climb on
climb the walls
climb up
climbed the walls
climbing (current term)
climbing bird's nest fern
climbing bittersweet
climbing bolt
climbing boneset
climbing corydalis
climbing fern
climbing fibres
climbing frame
climbing frames
climbing fumitory
climbing hemp-vine
climbing hempweed
climbing hydrangea
climbing iron

Literary usage of Climbing

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

1. The American Rose Annual by American Rose Society (1922)
"climbing Roses in New England By AJ FISH, New Bedford, Mass. EDITOR'S NOTE.—Perhaps because he is a crank about climbing roses himself, having 72 sorts in ..."

2. Charles Darwin: His Life Told in an Autobiographical Chapter and in a by Charles Darwin, Francis Darwin (1902)
"climbing Plants; Power of Movement in Plants; Insectivorous Plants ... 45) that he was led to take np the subject of climbing plants by reading Dr. Gray's ..."

3. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun, Francis Wall Oliver (1902)
"All these climbing stems have two kinds of roots—absorbent roots, by means of which they suck up fluid food, and climbing roots, which serve to maintain ..."

4. Songs of Three Centuries by John Greenleaf Whittier (1890)
"HE said, "O brother, where 's the use of climbing ? Come rather to the shade beside me here, And break the bread, and pour the plenteous wine! ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"Fixation, stain and magnification same as preceeding figure. EG CONKLIN, University of Pennsylvania. Myriapoda climbing Vertical Glass Surfaces. ..."

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