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Definition 1: steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down - [noun denoting artifact]

(ladder is a kind of ...) a flight of stairs or a flight of steps

(... is a kind of ladder ) a ladder consisting of segments (usually four) that are held together by joints that can lock in place

(... is a kind of ladder ) (nautical) ladder to be lowered over a ship's side for coming aboard

(... is a kind of ladder ) a ladder used to scale walls (as in an attack)

(... is a kind of ladder ) a folding portable ladder hinged at the top

(... is a kind of ladder ) a ladder with side pieces of rope

(... is a kind of ladder ) a light ladder to the monkey bridge on a ship

(... is a kind of ladder ) (nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps

(... is a kind of ladder ) a ladder whose length can be extended

(ladder is a part of ...) one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder

Definition 2: a row of unravelled stitches - [noun denoting event]

Samples where ladder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she got a run in her stocking

Synonyms for ladder in the sense of this definition

(ladder is a kind of ...) the occurrence of a change for the worse

Definition 3: ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress - [noun denoting state]

Samples where ladder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he climbed the career ladder

(ladder is a kind of ...) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process

"a remarkable degree of frankness" "at what stage are the social sciences?"

Definition 4: come unraveled or undone as if by snagging - [verb of change]

Samples where ladder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her nylons were running

Synonyms for ladder in the sense of this definition

(ladder is a kind of ...) become separated into pieces or fragments

"The figurine broke" "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

(ladder has a similar meaning as ...) become undone

"the sweater unraveled"

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