Meaning of LADDER in English

LADDER

transcription, транскрипция: [ lædə(r) ]

( ladders)

1.

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.

N-COUNT

2.

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

3.

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 )

N-COUNT

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