verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of ladder
OTHER WORDS FROM ladderlad·der·less, adjectivelad·der·like, lad·der·y, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ladderladder , latter
Words nearby ladder
Example sentences from the Web for ladder
His “renormalization group,” which he first described in 1971, justified QED’s tortured calculations and supplied a ladder to climb the scales of universal systems.How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics|Charlie Wood|September 17, 2020|Quanta Magazine
This approach means that when fires do occur, there’s often far more fuel to burn, and it acts as a ladder, allowing the flames to climb into the crowns and take down otherwise resistant mature trees.Suppressing fires has failed. Here’s what California needs to do instead.|James Temple|September 17, 2020|MIT Technology Review
We have heard from others who feel they have to not appear “angry” or “aggressive” in order to move up the corporate ladder.3 ways to make sure corporate diversity and inclusion efforts have a lasting impact|matthewheimer|August 31, 2020|Fortune
I worked on Capitol Hill and kept working my way up the ladder.Full Transcript: Sean Spicer on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’|Daniel Malloy|August 26, 2020|Ozy
The fall in spending is especially pronounced at the bottom of the ladder.Haves and Have-Nots: Pandemic Recovery Explodes China’s Wealth Gap|Daniel Malloy|August 19, 2020|Ozy
Then when we arrive at his flat in Shepherd's Bush following the escape, perhaps there ought to be remnants of the ladder.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then, a sharp-eyed woman pointed out a ladder leaning against a tree on the side of the pond.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I threw all the food on the floor and I had a friend of mine get up on a ladder and photograph me lying in the middle of it.An Artist Explores the Complicated Relationship Between Women and Food|Erin Cunningham|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I remember climbing the ladder, and then trying to stand up there because I thought it was solid.
Still, not everyone was as tight lipped about poverty on the lower rungs of ladder as Obama was.
He did not enter with flying colors, for Joe was no great scholar, but he was by no means at the foot of the ladder.Baseball Joe at Yale|Lester Chadwick
He jerked the ladder from side to side till the hooks above lost their hold and it fell, so that he drew it in.Wulfric the Weapon Thane|Charles W. Whistler
In a few moments he gave an exclamation, and then he came down from the ladder so rapidly that he barely missed falling.The Great Stone of Sardis|Frank R. Stockton
Love is the ladder by which we climb up to the likeness of God.Leaves of Life|Margaret Bird Steinmetz
With one bound Jim was back to the ladder, and was quickly on deck.Frontier Boys in the South Seas|Wyn Roosevelt
British Dictionary definitions for ladder
- anything resembling a ladder
- (as modifier)ladder stitch
Word Origin for ladder
Idioms and Phrases with ladder
see bottom of the ladder.