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ladder

 
Noun ladder has 3 senses
  1. ladder - steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
    --1 is a kind of
    stairway, staircase, stairs, steps
    --1 has parts: rundle, spoke, rung
    --1 has particulars:
     extension ladder; Jacob's ladder, jack ladder, pilot ladder; monkey ladder; rope ladder; scaling ladder; sea ladder, sea steps; step ladder, stepladder
  2. ladder - ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress; "he climbed the career ladder"
    --2 is a kind of
    degree, level, stage, point
  3. run, ladder, ravel - a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her stocking"
    --3 is a kind of damage, harm, impairment
    Derived form: verb ladder1
Verb ladder has 1 sense
  1. ladder, run - come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running"
    --1 is one way to break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart
    Derived form: noun ladder3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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