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Definition of 'ladder'

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They used ladders and rope to free her. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The government must help young people on to the housing ladder. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She now reaches the second floor via a metal ladder propped against a wooden mezzanine. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She especially wants to give more people from humble backgrounds a chance of climbing the social ladder. The Sun (2016)They have already climbed the ladder once and want to get back on it. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She had scaled the A&E ladders only to be thrown down a snake. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The snakes outnumbered the ladders in the original Hindu game. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Intelligent people can quickly learn vital skills and acquire necessary certifications to get on the IT career ladder. Computing (2010)I went down the rope ladder but found the raft too far off, so had to swim for it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The foreign secretary was busy trying to find a perch or he would surely have shouted:'Give them longer ladders. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The ladder they used is still against the wall. The Sun (2015)The new moon helps you up the ladder of success if you think and act constructively. The Sun (2015)Those at the top of the career ladder are less stressed and live longer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Others are postponing their ambition to move further up the housing ladder. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The first line was to carry two scaling ladders. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The first fire engines on the scene had ladders long enough to reach only the tenth floor. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There was a rope ladder with wooden steps hanging down her side. The Sun (2012)There have been tantrums over snakes and ladders. The Sun (2010)Tory policies cannot just be about helping people to climb economic and social ladders. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You used to have to climb the ladder slowly. The Sun (2014)But it is providing serious ladders of opportunity where they are needed most. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He used a ladder to get part way up then edged along a branch. The Sun (2010)They used chain ladders to scale walls and scramble onto the roof of the armoury. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Take advantage of the many different schemes out there to help you get on the careers ladder. The Sun (2009)It is meant to help people get on the housing ladder. The Sun (2016)But as he clambered back down the ladder he dropped the fish, injuring it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)On ascending the ladder and crawling inside, smoke from the hearth stings the eyes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)As you climb the success ladder, share your experiences and be a role model. The Sun (2011)Anybody who loses to a fast bowler must be near the lowest rungs of society 's chess ladder. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I happily walk round with ladders in my tights and holes in my shoes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But many of those eager to clamber on to or ascend the ladder are unable to proceed as a result of the continuing shortage of mortgage funds. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was a 15ft vertical drop into the tunnel, down a metal ladder set into the wall. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

Synonyms of 'ladder'

steps, set of steps
hierarchy, ranking, pecking order

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Translations for 'ladder'

British English: ladder /ˈlædə/ NOUN
A ladder is a piece of equipment used for climbing up something such as a wall. It consists of two long pieces of wood or metal with steps fixed between them.
He climbed the ladder so he could see over the wall.
  • American English: ladder
  • Arabic: سُلَّمٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: escada
  • Chinese: 梯子
  • Croatian: ljestve
  • Czech: žebřík
  • Danish: stige
  • Dutch: ladder
  • European Spanish: escalera mano
  • Finnish: tikkaat
  • French: échelle escabeau
  • German: Leiter
  • Greek: σκάλα κινητή
  • Italian: scala
  • Japanese: はしご
  • Korean: 사다리
  • Norwegian: stige
  • Polish: drabina
  • European Portuguese: escada
  • Romanian: scară
  • Russian: лестница
  • Spanish: escalera
  • Swedish: stege
  • Thai: บันได
  • Turkish: taşınır merdiven
  • Ukrainian: драбина
  • Vietnamese: thang

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