Definition of ladder
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
How to use ladder in a sentence
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
Some of the rescuers took elevators to the top floor and continued up to the roof via a straight ladder.
Historically, education was one way the middle and working classes, and even the poor, ascended the class ladder.
The escalatory ladder is far more terrifying than it was on the eve of the millennium.
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
Some of the alarm returned, however, when the creature attempted to climb up by his own ladder.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
It was no sooner accomplished, than Ripperda was on the top of the ladder, and in a few seconds by his side.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
No, he was a hard-headed Scotchman, full of ability and work, and as a railway manager stood at the top of the ladder.
He said they would be unable to raise the heavy ladder to the tower window; and that was a fact.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
After he had caught her, they were carried up a bamboo ladder by their friends, and sprinkled with water out of a cocoanut shell.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for ladder
- anything resembling a ladder
- (as modifier)ladder stitch
Word Origin for ladder
Other Idioms and Phrases with ladder
see bottom of the ladder.