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Tread meaning

tread - 25 dictionary results

  1. 1. the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire
  2. 2. mate with; " male birds tread the females"
  3. 3. crush as if by treading on; " tread grapes to make wine"
  4. 4. put down or press the foot, place the foot; " For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; " step on the brake"
  5. 5. To set the foot; to step.
  6. 6. To walk or go; especially, to walk with a stately or a cautious step.
  7. 7. To step or walk on.
  8. 8. To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well- trodden path.
  9. 9. To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the like.
  10. 10. To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue.
  11. 11. A step or stepping; pressure with the foot; a footstep; as, a nimble tread; a cautious tread.
  12. 12. Manner or style of stepping; action; gait; as, the horse has a good tread.
  13. 13. Way; track; path.
  14. 14. The act of copulation in birds.
  15. 15. The upper horizontal part of a step, on which the foot is placed.
  16. 16. The top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet.
  17. 17. The part of a wheel that bears upon the road or rail.
  18. 18. The part of a rail upon which car wheels bear.
  19. 19. The chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle.
  20. 20. A bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes. See Interfere, 3.
  21. 21. Pressure with the foot; step.
  22. 22. To set the foot; step.
  23. 23. To walk on; trample.
  24. 24. Trod, trodden.
  25. 25. Trod.

tread - examples of usage

  1. Half an hour later he held her in his arms at the gate, and she heard his firm tread die in the dust of the road. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. The farmer is unable to pay high wages, the men will not accept a moderate reduction, and the idle crowd, in effect, tread on each other's heels. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. Twice only have I deliberately tried to run down, to tread on coat- tails so to speak, of any wild creature. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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