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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Climbing  \Climb"ing\, 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  of  {Climb}. 
 
  {Climbing  fern}.  See  under  {Fern}. 
 
  {Climbing  perch}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Anabas},  and 
  {Labyrinthici}. 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  climbing 
  adj  :  used  especially  of  plants;  having  a  tendency  to  climb;  "a 
  climbing  fern";  "plants  of  a  creeping  or  scandent 
  nature"  [syn:  {climbing(a)},  {scandent}] 
  n  :  an  event  that  involves  rising  to  a  higher  point  (as  in 
  altitude  or  temperature  or  intensity  etc.)  [syn:  {climb}, 
  {mounting}] 




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