Pronunciation: klīm
v. i.1.To ascend or mount laboriously, esp. by use of the hands and feet.
[imp. & p. p. Climbed (klīmd), Obs. or Vulgar Clomb (klǒm); p. pr. & vb. n. Climbing.]
2.To ascend as if with effort; to rise to a higher point.
Black vapors climb aloft, and cloud the day.
- Dryden.
3.(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. t.1.To ascend, as by means of the hands and feet, or laboriously or slowly; to mount.
n.1.The act of one who climbs; ascent by climbing.
Noun1.Climbclimb - an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
2.Climbclimb - an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
Synonyms: climbing, mounting
3.climb - the act of climbing something; "it was a difficult climb to the top"
Synonyms: mount
Verb1.climb - go upward with gradual or continuous progress; "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"
Synonyms: climb up, go up, mount
2.climb - move with difficulty, by grasping
3.climb - go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
Synonyms: mount, wax, rise
4.climb - slope upward; "The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill"
5.climb - improve one's social status; "This young man knows how to climb the social ladder"
6.climb - increase in value or to a higher point; "prices climbed steeply"; "the value of our house rose sharply last year"
Synonyms: go up, rise
abandon, abruptness, acclivity, advance, anabasis, arise, ascend, ascension, ascent, back, back up, bank, budge, cant, careen, chandelle, change, change place, circle, clamber, clamber up, climb down, climb over, climb up, climbing, crawl, creep, decline, descend, descent, dip, drop, ebb, edge, elevation, escalade, escalate, fall, fall away, fall off, flow, fountain, gain altitude, get over, give up, go, go around, go down, go downhill, go round, go sideways, go up, go uphill, grade, grow, gush, gyrate, gyring up, hoick, inch, incline, increase, jet, jump, keel, lean, leap, levitation, list, mounting, move, move over, pitch, plunge, precipitousness, progress, rake, ramp, regress, renounce, retreat, retrogress, rise, rising, rising ground, rocketing up, rotate, route, run, saltation, scale the heights, scrabble up, scramble up, shelve, shift, shin, shin up, shinny, shooting up, sidle, sink, slant, slope, soar, soaring, spin, spout, spring, spurt, steepness, stir, stream, struggle up, subside, surge, surmount, swag, sway, takeoff, taking off, tilt, tip, trail, travel, twine, upclimb, upcoming, updraft, upgang, upgo, upgoing, upgrade, upgrowth, uphill, upleap, uplift, upping, uprisal, uprise, uprising, uprush, upshoot, upslope, upsurge, upsurgence, upsweep, upswing, vault, verticalness, wane, whirl, withdraw from, zoom, zooming
climate change
climatic zone
-- Climb --
climb down
climb on
climb up
climbing bird's nest fern
climbing bittersweet
climbing boneset
climbing corydalis
climbing fern
climbing frame
climbing fumitory
climbing hemp-vine
climbing hempweed
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