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Synonyms for ladder
ˈlæd ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ladder(noun)

    steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down

    run, ravel

  2. ladder(noun)

    ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress

    "he climbed the career ladder"

    run, ravel

  3. run, ladder, ravel(verb)

    a row of unravelled stitches

    "she got a run in her stocking"

    running game, rivulet, political campaign, rill, ravel, discharge, campaign, run, footrace, foot race, test, running play, tally, streak, trial, outpouring, runnel, streamlet, running

  4. ladder, run(verb)

    come unraveled or undone as if by snagging

    "Her nylons were running"

    course, operate, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, run away, move, turn tail, range, run, guide, function, lead, lam, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, feed, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, lean, play, die hard, race, pass, run for, black market, persist, incline, draw, hightail it, be given, prevail, campaign, tend, escape, ply, melt


  1. ladder(noun)

    length of unravelled fabric in a knitted garment, especially in nylon stockings


  2. ladder(noun)


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    scale, staircase, stepladder, escalator, level

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How to use ladder in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Henry Huxley:

    The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Leadership is all about accountability and responsibility, and it's surely not about the ladder climbing, power and position. True Leader takes the responsibility for the well being of his followers and his organization alike.......and that's the big difference between a Bossand a Leader, in my view.

  3. Steve Nash:

    The greatest gift has been to be completely immersed in my passion and striving for something I loved so much -- visualizing a ladder, climbing up to my heroes.

  4. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Position the ladder right for them, but help not a child to climb.

  5. Officer James Schurlein:

    She came out of the window, I was afraid that she was going to fall. And if she had fallen, I was going to go down with her because there was no other options. But she listened to me, I told her what to do, she listened, she came down the ladder slowly.

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