Definition of "climb" []

  • To move upward on or mount, especially by using the hands and feet or the feet alone; ascend: climb a mountain; climbed the stairs. (verb-transitive)
  • To grow in an upward direction on or over: ivy climbing the walls. (verb-transitive)
  • To move oneself upward, especially by using the hands and feet. (verb-intransitive)
  • To rise slowly, steadily, or effortfully; ascend. See Synonyms at rise. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move in a specified direction by using the hands and feet: climbed down the ladder; climbed out the window. (verb-intransitive)
  • To go up or ascend (stairs, a mountain, etc) (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To progress with difficulty (verb)
  • To rise to a higher point or intensity (verb)
  • To incline or slope upwards (verb)
  • To ascend in social position (verb)
  • (of plants) to grow upwards by twining, using tendrils or suckers, etc (verb)
  • To put (on) or get (into) (verb)
  • To be a climber or mountaineer (verb)
  • The act or an instance of climbing (noun)
  • A place or thing to be climbed, esp a route in mountaineering (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "climb" in a sentence
  • "By land it would not be more than an hour's climb; but then a _climb_ it must be, and this was almost impossible under the circumstances; whilst, on the other hand, with the wind no longer in our favour, it would be a good two hours getting back by water, and there was the anxiety of not being able to let my father know."
  • "Because reaching the top of Kilimanjaro doesn't require technical climbing skills, the climb is attracting growing numbers of inexperienced hikers like us."
  • "His only worry about the climb is the last leg because it will be at night and the dark weakens his ability to find his balance."