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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.


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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