The word “ladder” has 2 syllables: lad-der.

It's pronounced as /ˈlædər/.

What is synonym and antonym for ladder?

In the thesaurus, “ladder” has 10 synonyms and 2 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for ladder along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for ladder

  • extent
  • hierarchy
  • proportion
  • range
  • ranking
  • rate
  • ratio
  • scale
  • scope
  • system

Antonyms for ladder

  • part
  • whole

Meanings of ladder

  • noun
    1. 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).
    2. A series of stages by which one progresses to a better position.
    3. The hierarchy or ranking system within an organization, such as the corporate ladder.
    4. A length of unravelled fabric in a knitted garment, especially in nylon stockings; a run.
    5. In the game of go, a sequence of moves following a zigzag pattern and ultimately leading to the capture of the attacked stones.
  • verb
    1. To arrange or form into a shape of a ladder.
    2. To ascend (a building, a wall, etc.) using a ladder.
    3. Of a knitted garment: to develop a ladder as a result of a broken thread.

Example Sentences

  • After spotting a bird's nest in the tree, he decided to climb the wooden ladder for a closer look.
  • The firefighter quickly ascended the sturdy ladder to rescue the stranded cat from the tree.
  • In the library, a librarian used a ladder to reach the top shelves where rare books were stored.
  • During the home renovation, the carpenter leaned a tall ladder against the wall to access the ceiling.
  • The painter carefully climbed the extension ladder to reach the high corners of the room.

On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to ladder, such as: extent, hierarchy, part, proportion, range, ranking, rate.

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