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English noun: climber

1. climber (plant) a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants


Broader (hypernym)vine


Narrower (hyponym)Agdestis, clematis, climbing fern, genus Agdestis, legume, leguminous plant, root climber

2. climber (person) someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior


Synonymssocial climber


Broader (hypernym)arriviste, nouveau-riche, parvenu, upstart


Narrower (hyponym)lion-hunter

3. climber (person) someone who ascends on foot


SamplesA solitary mounter of the staircase.


Synonymsmounter


Broader (hypernym)ascender

4. climber (person) someone who climbs as a sport; especially someone who climbs mountains


SamplesThe lead climber looked strong still but his partner often slumped in his ropes.


Broader (hypernym)athlete, jock


Narrower (hyponym)cragsman, escalader, mountain climber, mountaineer, rock climber

5. climber (artifact) an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing


Synonymsclimbing iron, crampon, crampoon


Broader (hypernym)spike









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