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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lad·der /ˈlædɚ/

From: Network Terminology

 梯形 梯

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lad·der n.
 1. A frame usually portable, of wood, metal, or rope, for ascent and descent, consisting of two side pieces to which are fastened cross strips or rounds forming steps.
 Some the engines play,
 And some, more bold, mount ladders to the fire.   --Dryden.
 2. That which resembles a ladder in form or use; hence, that by means of which one attains to eminence; as, to climb the corporate ladder.
    Lowliness is young ambition's ladder.   --Shak.
 Fish ladder. See under Fish.
 Ladder beetle Zool., an American leaf beetle (Chrysomela scalaris). The elytra are silvery white, striped and spotted with green; the under wings are rose-colored. It feeds upon the linden tree.
 Ladder handle, an iron rail at the side of a vertical fixed ladder, to grasp with the hand in climbing.
 Ladder shell Zool., a spiral marine shell of the genus Scalaria. See Scalaria.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs;
           for climbing up or down
      2: ascending stages by which somebody or something can
         progress; "he climbed the career ladder"
      3: a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her
         stocking" [syn: run, ravel]
      v : come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were
          running" [syn: run]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    occurs only once, in the account of Jacob's vision (Gen. 28:12).