verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- lad mag,
- lad's love,
- ladder back,
- ladder company,
- ladder polymer,
- ladder splint,
- ladder stitch
Origin of ladder
Examples from the Web for ladder
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
- anything resembling a ladder
- (as modifier)ladder stitch
Word Origin for ladder
Old English hlæder "ladder, steps," from Proto-Germanic *khlaidri (cf. Old Frisian hledere, Middle Dutch ledere, Old High German leitara, German Leiter), from PIE root *klei- "to lean" (cf. Greek klimax "ladder;" see lean (v.)). In late Old English, rungs were læddrestæfæ and the side pieces were ledder steles. The belief that walking under one brings bad luck is attested from 1787, but its origin likely is more pragmatic than symbolic. Ladder-back (adj.) as a type of chair is from 1898.
see bottom of the ladder.