Primary Meanings of climber

someone who ascends on foot
someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants
an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing
Full Definitions of climber

n someone who ascends on foot

Type of:
someone who ascends

n someone who climbs as a sport; especially someone who climbs mountains

“the lead climber looked strong still but his partner often slumped in his ropes”
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
New Zealand mountaineer who in 1953 first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919)
Tenzing Norgay
Sherpa mountaineer guide who with Sir Edmund Hillary was one of the first to attain the summit of Mount Everest (1914-1986)
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someone who gains access by the use of ladders
mountain climber, mountaineer
someone who climbs mountains
cragsman, rock climber
a climber of vertical rock faces
a mountain climber who specializes in difficult climbs
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athlete, jock
a person trained to compete in sports

n someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior

social climber
someone who tries to attract social lions as guests
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arriviste, nouveau-riche, parvenu, upstart
a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class

n a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants

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any of various ornamental climbing plants of the genus Clematis usually having showy flowers
legume, leguminous plant
an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
Agdestis, genus Agdestis
a genus with one species that is a rapidly growing climbing vine with tuberous roots; grown in hot climates
climbing fern
any of several ferns of the genus Lygodium that climb by twining
root climber
a plant that climbs by its adventitious roots e.g. ivy
Clematis baldwinii, Viorna baldwinii, pine hyacinth
erect clematis of Florida having pink to purple flowers
Clematis crispa, blue jasmine, blue jessamine, curly clematis, marsh clematis
climber of southern United States having bluish-purple flowers
Clematis lasiantha, pipestem clematis
clematis of California
Clematis ochreleuca, curly-heads
shrubby clematis of the eastern United States having curly foliage
Clematis tangutica, golden clematis
Chinese clematis with serrate leaves and large yellow flowers
Clematis texensis, scarlet clematis
woody vine of Texas having showy solitary nodding scarlet flowers
Clematis versicolor, leather flower
woody vine of the southern United States having purple or blue flowers with leathery recurved sepals
Clematis viorna, leather flower, vase vine, vase-fine
scandent subshrub of southeastern United States having large red-purple bell-shaped flowers with leathery recurved sepals
Clematis virginiana, devil's darning needle, old man's beard, virgin's bower
common climber of eastern North America that sprawls over other plants and bears numerous panicles of small creamy white flowers
Clematis vitalba, old man's beard, traveler's joy, traveller's joy
vigorous deciduous climber of Europe to Afghanistan and Lebanon having panicles of fragrant green-white flowers in summer and autumn
Clematis verticillaris, mountain clematis, purple clematis, purple virgin's bower
climber of northeastern North America having waxy purplish-blue flowers
Arachis hypogaea, peanut, peanut vine
widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regions; showy yellow flowers on stalks that bend over to the soil so that seed pods ripen underground
Cicer arietinum, Egyptian pea, chickpea, chickpea plant
Asiatic herb cultivated for its short pods with one or two edible seeds
Cyamopsis psoraloides, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, cluster bean, guar
drought-tolerant herb grown for forage and for its seed which yield a gum used as a thickening agent or sizing material
Glycine max, soja, soja bean, soy, soya, soya bean, soybean, soybean plant
erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia
wild pea
any of various plants of the family Leguminosae that usually grow like vines
Lens culinaris, lentil, lentil plant
widely cultivated Eurasian annual herb grown for its edible flattened seeds that are cooked like peas and also ground into meal and for its leafy stalks that are used as fodder
Dolichos biflorus, Macrotyloma uniflorum, horse grain, horse gram, poor man's pulse
twining herb of Old World tropics cultivated in India for food and fodder; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos
crazy weed, crazyweed, locoweed
any of several leguminous plants of western North America causing locoism in livestock
bean, bean plant
any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods
pea, pea plant
a leguminous plant of the genus Pisum with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds
any of various plants of the genus Sesbania having pinnate leaves and large showy pea-like flowers
any of various climbing plants of the genus Vicia having pinnately compound leaves that terminate in tendrils and small variously colored flowers; includes valuable forage and soil-building plants
Phaseolus aconitifolius, Vigna aconitifolia, moth bean
East Indian legume having hairy foliage and small yellow flowers followed by cylindrical pods; used especially in India for food and forage and as a soil conditioner; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus
Phaseolus angularis, Vigna angularis, adsuki bean, adzuki bean
bushy annual widely grown in China and Japan for the flour made from its seeds
Phaseolus caracalla, Vigna caracalla, corkscrew flower, snail bean, snail flower, snail-flower, snailflower
perennial tropical American vine cultivated for its racemes of showy yellow and purple flowers having the corolla keel coiled like a snail shell; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus
Phaseolus aureus, Vigna radiata, golden gram, green gram, mung, mung bean
erect bushy annual widely cultivated in warm regions of India and Indonesia and United States for forage and especially its edible seeds; chief source of bean sprouts used in Chinese cookery; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus
Vigna sinensis, Vigna unguiculata, black-eyed pea, cowpea, cowpea plant
sprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure
Vigna sesquipedalis, Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalis, asparagus bean, yard-long bean
South American bean having very long succulent pods
Hartford fern, Lygodium palmatum, creeping fern
delicate fern of the eastern United States having a twining stem and palmately-lobed sterile fronds and forked fertile fronds
Lygodium microphyllum, climbing maidenhair, climbing maidenhair fern, snake fern
tropical fern widespread in Old World; naturalized in Jamaica and Florida
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a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface

n an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing

climbing iron, crampon, crampoon
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sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes

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