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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Climb  \Climb\  (kl[imac]m),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Climbed} 
  (kl[imac]md),  Obs.  or  Vulgar  {Clomb}  (kl[o^]m);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Climbing}.]  [AS.  climban  akin  to  OHG.  chlimban  G.  &  D. 
  klimmen  Icel.  kl[=i]fa,  and  E.  cleave  to  adhere.] 
  1.  To  ascend  or  mount  laboriously,  esp.  by  use  of  the  hands 
  and  feet. 
 
  2.  To  ascend  as  if  with  effort;  to  rise  to  a  higher  point. 
 
  Black  vapors  climb  aloft,  and  cloud  the  day 
  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  To  ascend  or  creep  upward  by  twining  about  a 
  support,  or  by  attaching  itself  by  tendrils,  rootlets, 
  etc.,  to  a  support  or  upright  surface. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Climb  \Climb\,  v.  t. 
  To  ascend,  as  by  means  of  the  hands  and  feet,  or  laboriously 
  or  slowly;  to  mount. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Climb  \Climb\,  n. 
  The  act  of  one  who  climbs;  ascent  by  climbing.  --Warburton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  climb 
  n  1:  an  upward  slope  or  grade  (as  in  a  road);  "the  car  couldn't 
  make  the  grade"  [syn:  {ascent},  {acclivity},  {rise},  {raise}, 
  {upgrade}]  [ant:  {descent}] 
  2:  an  event  that  involves  rising  to  a  higher  point  (as  in 
  altitude  or  temperature  or  intensity  etc.)  [syn:  {climbing}, 
  {mounting}] 
  3:  the  act  of  climbing  something  [syn:  {mount}] 
  v  1:  go  upward  with  gradual  or  continuous  progress;  "Did  you  ever 
  climb  up  the  hill  behind  yur  house?"  [syn:  {climb  up},  {mount}, 
  {go  up}] 
  2:  move  with  difficulty,  by  grasping 
  3:  go  up  or  advance;  "Sales  were  climbing  after  prices  were 
  lowered"  [syn:  {wax},  {mount},  {rise}]  [ant:  {wane}] 
  4:  slope  upward:  "The  path  climbed  all  the  way  to  the  top  of 
  the  hill" 
  5:  increase  in  value;  as  of  prices  or  numbers  [syn:  {rise},  {go 
  up}] 




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