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Ladder meaning

ladder - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress; " he climbed the career ladder"
  2. 2. come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; " Her nylons were running"
  3. 3. A frame usually portable, of wood, metal, or rope, for ascent and descent, consisting of two side pieces to which are fastened cross strips or rounds forming steps.
  4. 4. That which resembles a ladder in form or use; hence, that by means of which one attains to eminence.
  5. 5. Frame of steps or rungs for ascending.

ladder - examples of usage

  1. But long practice has taught him how to balance himself half on the ladder, half on the hay. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. He jumped up the port ladder, and sung out to the chap at the wheel. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. At the top of the ladder, I stopped. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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