Climb v. i. [imp. & p. p. Climbed Obs. or Vulgar Clomb p. pr. & vb. n. Climbing.]
1. To ascend or mount laboriously, esp. by use of the hands and feet.
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.
Climb, v. t. To ascend, as by means of the hands and feet, or laboriously or slowly; to mount.
Climb, n. The act of one who climbs; ascent by climbing.
n 1: an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't
make it up the rise" [syn: ascent, acclivity, rise,
raise, upgrade] [ant: descent]
2: an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in
altitude or temperature or intensity etc.) [syn: climbing,
3: the act of climbing something; "it was a difficult climb to
the top" [syn: mount]
v 1: go upward with gradual or continuous progress; "Did you ever
climb up the hill behind your house?" [syn: climb up,
mount, go up]
2: move with difficulty, by grasping
3: go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were
lowered" [syn: wax, mount, rise] [ant: wane]
4: slope upward; "The path climbed all the way to the top of
5: improve one's social status; "This young man knows how to
climb the social ladder"
6: increase in value or to a higher point; "prices climbed
steeply"; "the value of our house rose sharply last year"
[syn: rise, go up]