Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “climbing”

See all translations

climbing

noun [U] uk   /ˈklaɪ.mɪŋ/ us  
A2 ( also rock climbing) the sport of climbing on rocks or in mountains: Chris has just taken up climbing.

climbing

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈklaɪ.mɪŋ/ us  

climbing adjective [before noun] (PLANT)

A climbing plant grows up a supporting surface: I need some climbing plants that will grow on a north-facing wall.

climbing adjective [before noun] (SPORT)

relating to the sport of climbing mountains: He needs some climbing boots.
Translations of “climbing”
in Korean 등반…
in Arabic تَسلّق الجِبال…
in Portuguese alpinismo…
in Catalan alpinisme, escalada…
in Japanese 登山…
in Italian alpinismo con roccia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 登山運動, 攀岩運動…
in Russian альпинизм…
in Turkish dağcılık, tırmanma sporu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 登山运动, 攀岩运动…
in Polish wspinaczka…
(Definition of climbing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of climbing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “climbing” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

justice

fairness in the way people are dealt with

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

flower beard noun

January 19, 2015
a beard adorned with flowers And some of said beard-rockers are even turning it up a notch, painting trend on top of trend with what’s come to be known as ‘the flower beard.’

Read More