To cap the climax, to surpass everything, as in excellence or in absurdity. [Colloq.]

(Climb) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Climbed Obs. or Vulgar Clomb (klom); p. pr. & vb. n. Climbing.] [AS. climban; akin to OHG. chlimban, G. & D. klimmen, Icel. klifa, and E. cleave to adhere.]

1. To ascend or mount laboriously, esp. by use of the hands and feet.

2. To ascend as if with effort; to rise to a higher point.

Black vapors climb aloft, and cloud the day.

3. (Bot.) To ascend or creep upward by twining about a support, or by attaching itself by tendrils, rootlets, etc., to a support or upright surface.

(Climb), v. t. To ascend, as by means of the hands and feet, or laboriously or slowly; to mount.

(Climb), n. The act of one who climbs; ascent by climbing. Warburton.

(Climb"a*ble) a. Capable of being climbed.

(Climb"er) n. One who, or that which, climbs: (a) (Bot.) A plant that climbs. (b) (Zoöl.) A bird that climbs, as a woodpecker or a parrot.

(Climb"er), v. i. [From Climb; cf. Clamber.] To climb; to mount with effort; to clamber. [Obs.] Tusser.

(Climb"ing), p. pr. & vb. n. of Climb.

Climbing fern. See under Fern.Climbing perch. (Zoöl.) See Anabas, and Labyrinthici.

(Cli"ma*tize) v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Climatized (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Climatizing.] To acclimate or become acclimated.

(Cli`ma*tog"ra*phy) n. [Climate + -graphy.] A description of climates.

(Cli`ma*to*log"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to climatology.

(Cli`ma*tol"o*gist) n. One versed in, or who studies, climatology.

(Cli`ma*tol"o*gy) n. [Climate + -logy: cf. F. climatologie.] The science which treats of climates and investigates their phenomena and causes. Brande & C.

(Cli"ma*ture) n. [Cf. F. climature.] A climate. [Obs.] Shak.

(Cli"max) n. [L., from Gr. ladder, staircase, fr. to make to bend, to lean. See Ladder, Lean, v. i.]

1. Upward movement; steady increase; gradation; ascent. Glanvill.

2. (Rhet.) A figure in which the parts of a sentence or paragraph are so arranged that each succeeding one rises above its predecessor in impressiveness.

"Tribulation worketh patience, patience experience, and experience hope" — a happy climax.
J. D. Forbes.

3. The highest point; the greatest degree.

We must look higher for the climax of earthly good.
I. Taylor.

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