Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ladder

3 senses of ladder

Sense 1
ladder -- (steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down)
       => stairs, steps -- (a flight of stairs or a flight of steps)

Sense 2
ladder -- (ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress; "he climbed the career ladder")
       => degree, level, stage, point -- (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?")

Sense 3
run, ladder, ravel -- (a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her stocking")
       => damage, harm, impairment -- (the occurrence of a change for the worse)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ladder

1 sense of ladder

Sense 1
ladder, run -- (come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running")
       => break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart -- (become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart")

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