KJV Dictionary Definition: ladder



1. A frame of wood, consisting of two side pieces, connected by rounds inserted in them at suitable distances, and thus forming steps, by which persons may ascend a building, &c.

2. That by which a person ascends or rises; means of ascending; as a ladder made of cords.

Lowliness is young ambition's ladder.

3. Gradual rise; elevation.

Mounting fast towards the top of the ladder ecclesiastical.