The main difference between Ladder and Stairs is that the Ladder is a vertical set of rungs or steps and Stairs is a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances.
A ladder is a vertical or inclined set of rungs or steps. There are two types: rigid ladders that are self-supporting or that may be leaned against a vertical surface such as a wall, and rollable ladders, such as those made of rope or aluminium, that may be hung from the top. The vertical members of a rigid ladder are called stringers or rails (US) or stiles (UK). Rigid ladders are usually portable, but some types are permanently fixed to a structure, building, or equipment. They are commonly made of metal, wood, or fiberglass, but they have been known to be made of tough plastic.
A stairway, staircase, stairwell, flight of stairs, or simply stairs is a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. Stairs may be straight, round, or may consist of two or more straight pieces connected at angles.
Special types of stairs include escalators and ladders. Some alternatives to stairs are elevators (lifts in British English), stairlifts and inclined moving walkways as well as stationary inclined sidewalks (pavements in British English).
A series of stages by which one progresses to a better position.
The hierarchy or ranking system within an organization, such as the corporate ladder.
A length of unravelled fabric in a knitted garment, especially in nylon stockings; a id=knit.
In the game of id=game, a moves following a zigzag pattern and ultimately leading to the capture of the attacked stones.
To arrange or form into a shape of a ladder.
To ascend (a building, a wall, etc.) using a ladder.
Of a knitted garment: to develop a id=knit as a result of a broken thread.
“Oh damn it, I’ve laddered my tights!”
plural of stair
A contiguous set of steps connecting two floors.
a piece of equipment consisting of a series of bars or steps between two upright lengths of wood, metal, or rope, used for climbing up or down something.
a series of ascending stages by which someone or something may progress
“employees on their way up the career ladder”
a vertical strip of unravelled fabric in tights or stockings
“one of Sally’s stockings developed a ladder”
(with reference to tights or stockings) develop or cause to develop a ladder
“the first time I put them on, one of the stockings laddered”
“I laddered my tights as I arrived this morning”