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English noun: ladder

1. ladder (artifact) steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down


Broader (hypernym)stairs, steps


Narrower (hyponym)articulated ladder, extension ladder, jack ladder, Jacob's ladder, monkey ladder, pilot ladder, rope ladder, scaling ladder, sea ladder, sea steps, step ladder, stepladder


Part holonymrundle, rung, spoke

2. ladder (state) ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress


SamplesHe climbed the career ladder.


Broader (hypernym)degree, level, point, stage

3. ladder (event) a row of unravelled stitches


SamplesShe got a run in her stocking.


Synonymsravel, run


Broader (hypernym)damage, harm, impairment


English verb: ladder

1. ladder (change) come unraveled or undone as if by snagging


SamplesHer nylons were running.


Synonymsrun


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)break, come apart, fall apart, separate, split up


Verb grouprun, unravel









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