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"ladder" in American English

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laddernoun [C]

 us   /ˈlæd·ər/
a piece of equipment used for climbing up and down, and consisting of two vertical bars joined by a set of horizontal steps: fig. In only a few years she managed to climb up the corporate ladder (= achieve success in the business world) to become a vice president.
(Definition of ladder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"ladder" in British English

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laddernoun

uk   /ˈlæd.ər/  us   /ˈlæd.ɚ/
  • ladder noun (EQUIPMENT)

B1 [C] a piece of equipment used for climbing up and down, that consists of two vertical bars or pieces of rope joined to each other by a set of horizontal steps: She was up a ladder, cleaning the window.

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  • ladder noun (COMPETITION)

[C] mainly UK (also ladder tournament) (in particular sports) a system in which all the players who play regularly are given a position in a list and can improve their position by beating other players in that list: a squash ladder

ladderverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈlæd.ər/  us   /ˈlæd.ɚ/ UK
(Definition of ladder from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ladder" in Business English

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laddernoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈlædər/
a way of referring to a series of increasingly important jobs, or stages in a particular type of work or process: Most top executives had to climb the ladder. These entry-level jobs will offer you a chance to get your foot on the first rung of the employment ladder. First-time buyers are desperate to get on the housing ladder.
(Definition of ladder from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ladder”
in Korean 사다리…
in Arabic سُلَّم…
in Malaysian tangga, bahagian yang carik…
in French échelle…
in Russian лестница…
in Chinese (Traditional) 設施, 梯子…
in Italian scala a pioli…
in Turkish seyyar merdiven…
in Polish drabina…
in Spanish escalera, escalera (de mano), carrera…
in Vietnamese cái thang, lỗi trong chiếc bít tất do đan…
in Portuguese escada…
in Thai บันได, ลุ่ย…
in German die Leiter, die Laufmasche…
in Catalan escala de mà…
in Japanese はしご…
in Chinese (Simplified) 设施, 梯子…
in Indonesian tangga, cacat pada rajutan…
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