Meaning of LADDER in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ lædə(r) ]
A ladder is a piece of equipment used for climbing up something or down from something. It consists of two long pieces of wood, metal, or rope with steps fixed between them.
You can use the ladder to refer to something such as a society, organization, or system which has different levels that people can progress up or drop down.
If they want to climb the ladder of success they should be given that opportunity...
N-SING : the N , usu with supp
A ladder is a hole or torn part in a woman’s stocking or tights, where some of the vertical threads have broken, leaving only the horizontal threads. ( mainly BRIT; in AM, use run )
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006