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climb·er

 (klī′mər)
n.
1. One that climbs, especially a person who climbs mountains.
2. Sports A device, such as a crampon, used in mountain climbing.
3. A plant that climbs.
4. A person who avidly seeks a higher social or professional position.

climber

(ˈklaɪmə)
n
1. a person or thing that climbs
2. (Botany) a plant that lacks rigidity and grows upwards by twining, scrambling, or clinging with tendrils and suckers
3. (Sociology) chiefly Brit short for social climber

climb•er

(ˈklaɪ mər)

n.
1. a person or thing that climbs.
2. a climbing plant.
4. a device to assist in climbing, as a climbing iron.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.climber - a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants
clematis - any of various ornamental climbing plants of the genus Clematis usually having showy flowers
legume, leguminous plant - an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
Agdestis, genus Agdestis - a genus with one species that is a rapidly growing climbing vine with tuberous roots; grown in hot climates
climbing fern - any of several ferns of the genus Lygodium that climb by twining
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
root climber - a plant that climbs by its adventitious roots e.g. ivy
2.climber - someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
lion-hunter - someone who tries to attract social lions as guests
arriviste, nouveau-riche, parvenu, upstart - a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
3.climber - someone who ascends on foot; "a solitary mounter of the staircase"
ascender - someone who ascends
4.climber - someone who climbs as a sport; especially someone who climbs mountains; "the lead climber looked strong still but his partner often slumped in his ropes"
athlete, jock - a person trained to compete in sports
escalader - someone who gains access by the use of ladders
mountain climber, mountaineer - someone who climbs mountains
cragsman, rock climber - a climber of vertical rock faces
5.climber - an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing
spike - sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes; "spikes provide greater traction"
Translations
مُتسلّقمُتَسَلِّقنبات مُتَسَلِّق
horolezeckariéristalezecliánapopínavá rostlina
bjergbestigerklatreplanteklatrerslyngplantestræber
vuorikiipeilijä
penjač
karrieristatörtetõ
klifrari; fjallgöngumaîur
クライマー
등산가
plezalec
klättrare
คนปีน
dağcısarmaşıktırmanan/çıkan kimseyükselmek isteyen kimse
người leo núi

climber

[ˈklaɪməʳ] N
1. (= mountaineer) → montañista mf, alpinista mf, andinista mf (LAm)
2. (Bot) → trepadora f, enredadera f
3. (fig) (also social climber) → arribista mf, trepador(a) m/f

climber

[ˈklaɪmər] ngrimpeur/euse m/f (also rock climber) → varappeur/euse m/f

climber

n
(= mountaineer)Bergsteiger(in) m(f); (= rock climber)Kletterer(in) m(f)
(= social climber)sozialer Aufsteiger, soziale Aufsteigerin
(= plant)Kletterpflanze f

climber

[ˈklaɪməʳ] n (rock climber) → alpinista m/f, scalatore/trice (Bot) → rampicante m

climb

(klaim) verb
1. (of a person etc) to go up or towards the top of (a mountain, wall, ladder etc). He climbed to the top of the hill; He climbed up the ladder; The child climbed the tree.
2. to rise or ascend.
noun
1. an act of going up. a rapid climb to the top of his profession.
2. a route or place to be climbed. The guide showed us the best climb.
ˈclimber noun
1. a person who climbs (mountains).
2. a climbing plant.
3. (usually social climber) an ambitious person who tries to improve his/her social status.

climber

مُتَسَلِّق horolezec bjergbestiger Bergsteiger ορειβάτης escalador vuorikiipeilijä grimpeur penjač alpinista クライマー 등산가 klimmer klatrer wspinacz alpinista скалолаз klättrare คนปีน dağcı người leo núi 登山者
References in classic literature ?
The snow-peaks did not hold themselves aloof, in aristocratic reserve; they nestled close around, in a friendly, sociable way; guides, with the ropes and axes and other implements of their fearful calling slung about their persons, roosted in a long line upon a stone wall in front of the hotel, and waited for customers; sun-burnt climbers, in mountaineering costume, and followed by their guides and porters, arrived from time to time, from breakneck expeditions among the peaks and glaciers of the High Alps; male and female tourists, on mules, filed by, in a continuous procession, hotelward-bound from wild adventures which would grow in grandeur very time they were described at the English or American fireside, and at last outgrow the possible itself.
And because it requireth elevation, therefore doth it require steps, and variance of steps and climbers! To rise striveth life, and in rising to surpass itself.
The footing was rough in an uncertain light for any tread save that of a good climber; but the Minor Canon was as good a climber as most men, and stood beside them before many good climbers would have been half-way down.
The feeble fingers were never idle, and one of her pleasures was to make little things for the school children daily passing to and fro, to drop a pair of mittens from her window for a pair of purple hands, a needlebook for some small mother of many dolls, penwipers for young penmen toiling through forests of pothooks, scrapbooks for picture-loving eyes, and all manner of pleasant devices, till the reluctant climbers of the ladder of learning found their way strewn with flowers, as it were, and came to regard the gentle giver as a sort of fairy godmother, who sat above there, and showered down gifts miraculously suited to their tastes and needs.
A trailing bamboo in the Malay Archipelago climbs the loftiest trees by the aid of exquisitely constructed hooks clustered around the ends of the branches, and this contrivance, no doubt, is of the highest service to the plant; but as we see nearly similar hooks on many trees which are not climbers, the hooks on the bamboo may have arisen from unknown laws of growth, and have been subsequently taken advantage of by the plant undergoing further modification and becoming a climber.
All the buildings and trees seemed easily practicable to such dexterous climbers as the Morlocks, to judge by their wells, must be.
All about them the huge-rooted trees blocked their footing, while coiled and knotted climbers, of the girth of a man's arm, were thrown from lofty branch to lofty branch, or hung in tangled masses like so many monstrous snakes.
That I could scale them I knew full well, but Tars Tarkas, with his mighty bulk and enormous weight, would find it a task possibly quite beyond his prowess or his skill, for Martians are at best but poor climbers. Upon the entire surface of that ancient planet I never before had seen a hill or mountain that exceeded four thousand feet in height above the dead sea bottoms, and as the ascent was usually gradual, nearly to their summits they presented but few opportunities for the practice of climbing.
I looked on in amazement, for, splendid climbers though the cave men of Pellucidar are, I never before had seen so remarkable a feat per-formed.
Poyser, as she got down from the cart, and saw the groups scattered under the great oaks, and the boys running about in the hot sunshine to survey the tall poles surmounted by the fluttering garments that were to be the prize of the successful climbers. "I should ha' thought there wasna so many people i' the two parishes.
The Surrey pine woods were too dry, however, for the festoons of the red climber. Beyond Wimbledon, within sight of the line, in certain nursery grounds, were the heaped masses of earth about the sixth cylinder.
They had been driven from their former caves by another tribe which had slain many and carried off quite half the females, and the new cliffs to which they had flown had proven far higher and more precipitous, so that she had become, through necessity, a most practiced climber.