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Meaning of LADDER

Pronunciation:  'ladur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
  2. [n]  a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her stocking"
  3. [v]  come unraveled or undone as if by snagging, of stockings; "Her nylons were running"

LADDER is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: ravel, run, run
 See Also: break, come apart, damage, extension ladder, fall apart, harm, impairment, jack ladder, Jacob's ladder, monkey ladder, pilot ladder, rope ladder, rundle, rung, scaling ladder, sea ladder, sea steps, separate, split up, spoke, staircase, stairs, stairway, step ladder, stepladder, steps



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lad"der\, n. [OE. laddre, AS. hl?der, hl?dder; akin to
OFries. hladder, OHG. leitara, G. leiter, and from the root
of E. lean, v. (?). See {Lean}, v. i., and cf. {Climax}.]
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.

         Some the engines play, And some, more bold, mount
         ladders to the fire.                  --Dryden.

2. That which resembles a ladder in form or use; hence, that
   by means of which one attains to eminence.

         Lowliness is young ambition's ladder. --Shak.

{Fish ladder}. See under {Fish}.

{Ladder beetle} (Zo["o]l.), an American leaf beetle
   ({Chrysomela scalaris}). The elytra are silvery white,
   striped and spotted with green; the under wings are
   rose-colored. It feeds upon the linden tree.

{Ladder handle}, an iron rail at the side of a vertical fixed
   ladder, to grasp with the hand in climbing.

{Ladder shell} (Zo["o]l.), a spiral marine shell of the genus
   Scalaria. See {Scalaria}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are climbing up a ladder, suggests that you have reached a new level of achievement and higher awareness. It is indicative of prosperity, hard work and efforts. You may also be looking things from a different perspective. Alternatively, it may indicate meditation and prayer. You are setting forth on a spiritual path. Consider also the phrase of "climbing the social ladder" in which you have achieved status, power, or an important goal. Dreaming that you are climbing down a ladder, suggests that you are escaping from your spiritual responsibilities. It is an indication of much disappointments. Dreaming that someone is holding a ladder for you means that you will find success and rise to prominence with the support of others. Dreaming that you fall from a ladder indicates the hardships, risks or failures you are faced with in your endeavors. Seeing a broken ladder in your dream indicates consistent failures in your undertakings. You may feel handicapped in pursuit of your goals. Dreaming that you escape by means of a ladder means that you will be successful after much struggle and obstacles.
Easton Bible Dictionary

occurs only once, in the account of Jacob's vision (Gen. 28:12).