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Ladder vs. Stairs

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Laddernoun

A frame, usually portable, of wood, metal, or rope, used for ascent and descent, consisting of two side pieces to which are fastened rungs (cross strips or rounds acting as steps).

Stairsnoun

plural of stair

Laddernoun

(figuratively) A series of stages by which one progresses to a better position.

Stairsnoun

A contiguous set of steps connecting two floors.

Laddernoun

(figuratively) The hierarchy or ranking system within an organization, such as the corporate ladder.

Stairsnoun

a way of access consisting of a set of steps

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Laddernoun

A length of unravelled fabric in a knitted garment, especially in nylon stockings; a run.

Stairs

Stairs, a stairway, a staircase, a stairwell, or a flight of stairs is a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. Stairs may be straight, round, or may consist of two or more straight pieces connected at angles.

Laddernoun

In the game of go, a sequence of moves following a zigzag pattern and ultimately leading to the capture of the attacked stones.

Ladderverb

To arrange or form into a shape of a ladder.

Ladderverb

To ascend (a building, a wall, etc.) using a ladder.

Ladderverb

Of a knitted garment: to develop a ladder as a result of a broken thread.

‘Oh damn it, I've laddered my tights!’;

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Laddernoun

A frame usually portable, of wood, metal, or rope, for ascent and descent, consisting of two side pieces to which are fastened cross strips or rounds forming steps.

‘Some the engines play,And some, more bold, mount ladders to the fire.’;

Laddernoun

That which resembles a ladder in form or use;

‘Lowliness is young ambition's ladder.’;

Laddernoun

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

Laddernoun

ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress;

‘he climbed the career ladder’;

Laddernoun

a row of unravelled stitches;

‘she got a run in her stocking’;

Ladderverb

come unraveled or undone as if by snagging;

‘Her nylons were running’;

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Laddernoun

a piece of equipment consisting of a series of bars or steps between two upright lengths of wood, metal, or rope, used for climbing up or down something.

Laddernoun

a series of ascending stages by which someone or something may progress

‘employees on their way up the career ladder’;

Laddernoun

a vertical strip of unravelled fabric in tights or stockings

‘one of Sally's stockings developed a ladder’;

Ladderverb

(with reference to tights or stockings) develop or cause to develop a ladder

‘the first time I put them on, one of the stockings laddered’; ‘I laddered my tights as I arrived this morning’;

Ladder

A ladder is a vertical or inclined set of rungs or steps. There are two types: rigid ladders that are self-supporting or that may be leaned against a vertical surface such as a wall, and rollable ladders, such as those made of rope or aluminium, that may be hung from the top.

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