escalade


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es·ca·lade

 (ĕs′kə-lād′, -läd′)
n.
The act of scaling a fortified wall or rampart.

[French, from Italian scalata, ultimately from Latin scālae, ladder; see skand- in Indo-European roots.]

es′ca·lade′ v.
es′ca·lad′er n.

escalade

(ˌɛskəˈleɪd)
n
(Military) an assault by the use of ladders, esp on a fortification
vb
(Military) to gain access to (a place) by the use of ladders
[C16: from French, from Italian scalata, from scalare to mount, scale3]
ˌescaˈlader n

es•ca•lade

(ˌɛs kəˈleɪd, -ˈlɑd, ˈɛs kəˌleɪd, -ˌlɑd)

n., v. -lad•ed, -lad•ing. n.
1. a scaling or mounting by means of ladders, esp. in an assault upon a fortified place.
v.t.
2. to mount, pass, or enter by means of ladders.
[1590–1600; < Middle French < Old Provençal *escalada=escal(ar) to scale3 + -ada -ade1]
es`ca•lad′er, n.

Escalade

 a series of terraces, one above the other as in a staircase.
Example: escalade of melted snow, 1853.

escalade


Past participle: escaladed
Gerund: escalading

Imperative
escalade
escalade
Present
I escalade
you escalade
he/she/it escalades
we escalade
you escalade
they escalade
Preterite
I escaladed
you escaladed
he/she/it escaladed
we escaladed
you escaladed
they escaladed
Present Continuous
I am escalading
you are escalading
he/she/it is escalading
we are escalading
you are escalading
they are escalading
Present Perfect
I have escaladed
you have escaladed
he/she/it has escaladed
we have escaladed
you have escaladed
they have escaladed
Past Continuous
I was escalading
you were escalading
he/she/it was escalading
we were escalading
you were escalading
they were escalading
Past Perfect
I had escaladed
you had escaladed
he/she/it had escaladed
we had escaladed
you had escaladed
they had escaladed
Future
I will escalade
you will escalade
he/she/it will escalade
we will escalade
you will escalade
they will escalade
Future Perfect
I will have escaladed
you will have escaladed
he/she/it will have escaladed
we will have escaladed
you will have escaladed
they will have escaladed
Future Continuous
I will be escalading
you will be escalading
he/she/it will be escalading
we will be escalading
you will be escalading
they will be escalading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been escalading
you have been escalading
he/she/it has been escalading
we have been escalading
you have been escalading
they have been escalading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been escalading
you will have been escalading
he/she/it will have been escalading
we will have been escalading
you will have been escalading
they will have been escalading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been escalading
you had been escalading
he/she/it had been escalading
we had been escalading
you had been escalading
they had been escalading
Conditional
I would escalade
you would escalade
he/she/it would escalade
we would escalade
you would escalade
they would escalade
Past Conditional
I would have escaladed
you would have escaladed
he/she/it would have escaladed
we would have escaladed
you would have escaladed
they would have escaladed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.escalade - an act of scaling by the use of ladders (especially the walls of a fortification)
scaling - ascent by or as if by a ladder
Verb1.escalade - climb up and over; "They had to escalade canyons to reach their destination"
climb, climb up, go up, mount - go upward with gradual or continuous progress; "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"
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We shall see the windows open, and the lady enter by escalade.
And throwing his hat over the trees, he drew his cutlass once more and began to escalade the slope up to the road.
It was during this time that the company arrived, was drawn up by the captain, and disposed for either an escalade or an assault.
The works had this peculiarity, that instead of rising above the earth, as did the ancient ramparts destined to defend a city from escalades, they, on the contrary, sank into it; and what created the height of the walls was the depth of the ditches.
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