v. i.1.To set the foot; to step.
[imp. Trod ; p. p. Trodden Trod; p. pr. & vb. n. Treading.]
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
- Pope.
The hard stone
Under our feet, on which we tread and go.
- Chaucer.
2.To walk or go; especially, to walk with a stately or a cautious step.
Ye that . . . stately tread, or lowly creep.
- Milton.
3.To copulate; said of birds, esp. the males.
To tread on
a - To trample; to set the foot on in contempt.
b - to follow closely.
- Deut. xxxiii. 29.
To tread upon the heels of
to follow close upon.
- Wordsworth.
v. t.1.To step or walk on.
Forbid to tread the promised land he saw.
- Prior.
2.To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path.
3.To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the like.
4.To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue.
Through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
- Ps. xliv. 5.
5.To copulate with; to feather; to cover; - said of the male bird.
To tread out
to press out with the feet; to press out, as wine or wheat; as, to tread out grain with cattle or horses.
To tread the stage
to act as a stageplayer; to perform a part in a drama.
n.1.A step or stepping; pressure with the foot; a footstep; as, a nimble tread; a cautious tread.
2.Manner or style of stepping; action; gait; as, the horse has a good tread.
3.Way; track; path.
4.The act of copulation in birds.
5.(Arch.) The upper horizontal part of a step, on which the foot is placed.
6.(Fort.) The top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet.
7.(Mach.) The part of a wheel that bears upon the road or rail.
8.(Biol.) The chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle.
9.(Far.) A bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes. See Interfere, 3.
Noun1.tread - a step in walking or running
Synonyms: stride, pace
2.tread - the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire
3.tread - the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground
4.tread - structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step
Verb1.tread - put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"
Synonyms: step
2.tread - tread or stomp heavily or roughly; "The soldiers trampled across the fields"
Synonyms: trample
3.tread - crush as if by treading on; "tread grapes to make wine"
4.tread - brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center
5.tread - apply (the tread) to a tire
6.tread - mate with; "male birds tread the females"
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