(noun, verb)


1. an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

Similar word(s): acclivity, ascent, raise, rise, upgrade

Definition categories: object, incline, side, slope

2. an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)

Similar word(s): climbing, mounting

Definition categories: event, ascension, ascent, rise, rising

3. the act of climbing something

- it was a difficult climb to the top

Similar word(s): mount

Definition categories: act, ascending, ascension, ascent, rise


1. go upward with gradual or continuous progress

- Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?

Similar word(s): mount

Definition categories: motion, arise, lift, rise, uprise

2. move with difficulty, by grasping

Definition categories: motion, move

3. go up or advance

- Sales were climbing after prices were lowered

Similar word(s): mount, rise, wax

Definition categories: change, increase

4. slope upward

- The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill

Definition categories: motion, incline, pitch, slope

5. improve one's social status

- This young man knows how to climb the social ladder

Definition categories: change, advance, progress

6. increase in value or to a higher point

- prices climbed steeply

Similar word(s): rise

Definition categories: change, grow

Sentences with climb as a verb:

- They climbed the mountain.

- Climbing a tree