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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 ?
A famous climber, of that sex, had attempted the Weisshorn a few days before our arrival, and she and her guides had lost their way in a snow-storm high up among the peaks and glaciers and been forced to wander around a good while before they could find a way down.
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 Surrey pine woods were too dry, however, for the festoons of the red climber.
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.
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.
As Tarzan grew he made more rapid strides, so that by the time he was ten years old he was an excellent climber, and on the ground could do many wonderful things which were beyond the powers of his little brothers and sisters.
And seeing this, the Cabbage- climber took a clod of mud and hurled it at the Mouse, plastering all his forehead and nearly blinding him.
In blood he died as he had lived in blood, for the climber at last falls with the tree, and in the end the swimmer is borne away by the stream.
He might easily have eluded them, for he had seen that the face of the cliff rising above the mouth of the cavern might be scaled by as good a climber as himself.
As a minor point it may be noted," he continued, fingering the rope, "that our wooden-legged friend, though a fair climber, was not a professional sailor.
Yet I admit that there may very well be places where an expert human climber may reach the summit, and yet a cumbrous and heavy animal be unable to descend.
All the young girls gazed at the imprudent climber, and the fear of their coming to her gave her courage; she recovered her equilibrium, and replied, as she balanced herself on the shaking chair:--