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CLIMB

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does climb mean? 

CLIMB (noun)
  The noun CLIMB has 3 senses:

1. an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
2. an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
3. the act of climbing something

  Familiarity information: CLIMB used as a noun is uncommon.


CLIMB (verb)
  The verb CLIMB has 6 senses:

1. go upward with gradual or continuous progress
2. move with difficulty, by grasping
3. go up or advance
4. slope upward
5. improve one's social status
6. increase in value or to a higher point

  Familiarity information: CLIMB used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLIMB (noun)


Sense 1climb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An upward slope or grade (as in a road)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

upgrade; climb; ascent; acclivity; raise; rise

Context example:

the car couldn't make it up the rise

Hypernyms ("climb" is a kind of...):

incline; side; slope (an elevated geological formation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "climb"):

uphill (the upward slope of a hill)


Sense 2climb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

climbing; mounting; climb

Hypernyms ("climb" is a kind of...):

ascension; ascent; rise; rising (a movement upward)


Sense 3climb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of climbing something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

mount; climb

Context example:

it was a difficult climb to the top

Hypernyms ("climb" is a kind of...):

ascending; ascension; ascent; rise (the act of changing location in an upward direction)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "climb"):

scaling (ascent by or as if by a ladder)

clamber (an awkward climb)

mountain climbing; mountaineering (the activity of climbing a mountain)

rock climbing (the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment))


CLIMB (verb)


Sense 1climb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go upward with gradual or continuous progress

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

climb up; climb; go up; mount

Context example:

Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?

Hypernyms (to "climb" is one way to...):

arise; come up; go up; lift; move up; rise; uprise (move upward)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "climb"):

scale (climb up by means of a ladder)

escalade (climb up and over)

ramp (creep up -- used especially of plants)

mountaineer (climb mountains for pleasure as a sport)

ride (climb up on the body)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

They climb the hill
They climb up the hill

Also:

climb down (come down)

climb on (get on the back of)


Sense 2climb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move with difficulty, by grasping

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "climb" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "climb"):

clamber; scramble; shin; shinny; skin; sputter; struggle (climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3climb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go up or advance

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

mount; wax; climb; rise

Context example:

Sales were climbing after prices were lowered

Hypernyms (to "climb" is one way to...):

increase (become bigger or greater in amount)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "climb"):

advance; gain (rise in rate or price)

jump (increase suddenly and significantly)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 4climb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Slope upward

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill

Hypernyms (to "climb" is one way to...):

incline; pitch; slope (be at an angle)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 5climb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Improve one's social status

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

This young man knows how to climb the social ladder

Hypernyms (to "climb" is one way to...):

advance; come along; come on; get along; get on; progress; shape up (develop in a positive way)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 6climb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Increase in value or to a higher point

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

rise; go up; climb

Context examples:

prices climbed steeply / the value of our house rose sharply last year

Hypernyms (to "climb" is one way to...):

grow (become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "climb"):

soar (go or move upward)

bull (advance in price)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

The stock market is going to climb


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