Definitions of ladder

  1. A frame usually portable, of wood, metal, or rope, for ascent and descent, consisting of two side pieces to which are fastened cross strips or rounds forming steps.
  2. That which resembles a ladder in form or use; hence, that by means of which one attains to eminence.
  3. steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
  4. a row of unravelled stitches; " she got a run in her stocking"
  5. ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress; " he climbed the career ladder"
  6. A framework consisting of two parallel side pieces connected by bars, etc., forming steps at suitable distances; any means by which one climbs or ascends; as, young ambition's ladder.
  7. A frame made with steps placed between two upright pieces, by which one may ascend a building, etc.: anything by which one ascends: a gradual rise.
  8. Frame of steps or rungs for ascending.
  9. A frame consisting of two side- pieces, connected by rounds or steps inserted at suitable distances by which one may ascend a building; means of rising or ascending.
  10. A long frame consisting of two strong sides with fixed cross- pieces serving for steps; anything by which one ascends or rises.