American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To move upward on or mount, especially by using the hands and feet or the feet alone; ascend: climb a mountain; climbed the stairs.
- v. To grow in an upward direction on or over: ivy climbing the walls.
- v. To move oneself upward, especially by using the hands and feet.
- v. To rise slowly, steadily, or effortfully; ascend. See Synonyms at rise.
- v. To move in a specified direction by using the hands and feet: climbed down the ladder; climbed out the window.
- v. To slant or slope upward: The road climbs steeply to the top.
- v. To engage in the activity or sport of mountain climbing.
- v. To grow in an upward direction, as some plants do, often by means of twining stems or tendrils.
- n. An act of climbing; an ascent: a long, exhausting climb to the top.
- n. A place to be climbed: The face of the cliff was a steep climb.
- idiom. climb the walls To be anxious or frantic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To mount or ascend; especially, ascend by means of both the hands and the feet.
- Hence Figuratively, to rise slowly as if by climbing; ascend; rise.
- Specifically, of plants, to ascend by means of tendrils or adhesive fibers, or by twining the stem or leaf-stalk round a support, as ivy and honeysuckle.
- To go up on or surmount, especially by the use of both the hands and feet.
- Hence Figuratively, to ascend or mount as if by climbing.
- To attain as if by climbing; achieve slowly or with effort.
- n. A climbing; an ascent by climbing.
- v. intransitive To ascend; rise; to go up.
- v. transitive To mount; to move upwards on.
- v. transitive To scale; to get to the top of something.
- v. transitive To move (especially up and down something) by gripping with the hands and using the feet.
- v. intransitive to practise the sport of climbing
- v. intransitive to jump high
- v. To move to a higher position on the social ladder.
- v. botany Of plants, to grow upwards by clinging to something.
- n. An act of climbing.
- n. The act of getting to somewhere more elevated.
- n. An upwards struggle
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To ascend or mount laboriously, esp. by use of the hands and feet.
- v. To ascend as if with effort; to rise to a higher point.
- v. (Bot.) To ascend or creep upward by twining about a support, or by attaching itself by tendrils, rootlets, etc., to a support or upright surface.
- v. To ascend, as by means of the hands and feet, or laboriously or slowly; to mount.
- n. The act of one who climbs; ascent by climbing.
- n. an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
- n. the act of climbing something
- v. move with difficulty, by grasping
- v. go up or advance
- n. an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
- v. slope upward
- v. improve one's social status
- v. go upward with gradual or continuous progress
- v. increase in value or to a higher point
- From Middle English climben, from Old English climban ("to climb"), from Proto-Germanic *klimbanan (“to climb, go up by clinging”), believed to be a nasalised variant of Proto-Germanic *klibanan, *klibajanan (“to stick, cleave”), from Proto-Indo-European *gley- (“to stick”). Cognate with Dutch klimmen ("to climb"), German klimmen ("to climb"), Old Norse klembra ("to squeeze"), Icelandic klifra ("to climb"). Related to clamber. See also clay, glue. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English climben, from Old English climban. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
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“One little-remarked fact about the 1982-2000 stock market climb is that housing values did relatively poorly over that period, so that in many locations the ratio of prices to rents fell below the rule of the 300.”
“To what depths must we worm before we awaken and climb from the dark soil and into the cleansing sun and abandon our madness?”
“And a cool - headed mountaineer might climb from the beach to the head of Kalalau”
“The final climb is from the easier Col du Lautaret side, but it still measures 23km at an average 5.1 percent, with a last 12. 5-percent kicker to the line after passing the monument to Tour founder Henri Desgrange.”
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