Tread

  • 1Tread — Tread, v. i. [imp. {Trod}; p. p. {Trodden}, {Trod}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Treading}.] [OE. treden, AS. tredan; akin to OFries. treda, OS. tredan, D. & LG. treden, G. treten, OHG. tretan, Icel. tro?a, Sw. tr[*a]da, tr[ a]da, Dan. tr[ae]de, Goth. trudan …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Tread — Tread, v. t. 1. To step or walk on. [1913 Webster] Forbid to tread the promised land he saw. Prior. [1913 Webster] Methought she trod the ground with greater grace. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to …

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  • 3Tread — Tread, n. 1. A step or stepping; pressure with the foot; a footstep; as, a nimble tread; a cautious tread. [1913 Webster] She is coming, my own, my sweet; Were it ever so airy a tread, My heart would hear her and beat. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2 …

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  • 4tread — ► VERB (past trod; past part. trodden or trod) 1) walk in a specified way. 2) press down or crush with the feet. 3) walk on or along. ► NOUN 1) a manner or the sound of walking …

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  • 5tread — [tred] vt. TROD or (in tread water: see phr. below) treaded, trodden or trod or (in tread water) treaded, treading, trod [ME treden < OE tredan, akin to Ger treten < IE * dreu < base * drā, to run, step > TRAP1] 1. to walk on, in,… …

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  • 6tread — tread; tread·er; un·tread; …

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  • 7tread — [n] walk footstep, footsteps, gait, march, pace, step, stride, trace, track, tramp; concepts 149,284 tread [v] walk; bear down ambulate, crush, foot, hike, hoof, march, oppress, pace, plod, quell, repress, squash, stamp, stamp on, step, step on,… …

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  • 8tread — index perambulate, step Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9tread on — index mistreat, spurn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10tread — tread1 [tred] v past tense trod [trɔd US tra:d] past participle trodden [ˈtrɔdn US ˈtra:dn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(step in/on)¦ 2 tread carefully/warily/cautiously etc 3¦(crush)¦ 4 tread a path 5 tread water 6¦(walk)¦ 7 tread the boards ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11tread — [[t]tre̱d[/t]] treads, treading, trod, trodden 1) VERB If you tread on something, you put your foot on it when you are walking or standing. [V on n] Oh, sorry, I didn t mean to tread on your foot... [V on n] I had white rugs on the floor, but… …

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  • 12Tread — The tread of a tire or caterpillar track refers to the rubber on its circumference that makes contact with the road. As tires are used, the tread is worn down limiting their effectiveness in providing traction. A worn tire tread can be replaced… …

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  • 13tread — I n. step 1) a firm; heavy; light tread mark 2) tire treads pattern of ridges 3) a worn tread 4) a tire tread II v. 1) (usu. fig.) (d; intr.) to tread on, upon (to tread on smb. s toes) 2) (P; intr.) to tread softly * * * [tred …

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  • 14tread — 1 verb past tense trod past participle trodden 1 STEP IN/ON (intransitive always + adv/prep) BrE to put your foot on or in something while you are walking; step (+ in/on): Sorry did I tread on your foot? | Be careful not to tread on that broken… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15tread — I UK [tred] / US verb Word forms tread : present tense I/you/we/they tread he/she/it treads present participle treading past tense trod UK [trɒd] / US [trɑd] past participle trodden UK [ˈtrɒd(ə)n] / US [ˈtrɑd(ə)n] * 1) a)… …

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  • 16tread — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 sound you make when you are walking ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy ▪ I heard his heavy tread moving about upstairs. ▪ light, soft ▪ measured, slow …

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  • 17tread — 01. The [tread] of the stairs has been covered with rubber to keep people from slipping. 02. The large dog [trod] heavily across the wet grass. 03. There were [tread] marks on the grass where the car had backed up. 04. My new bicycle tires have a …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18tread — tread1 [ tred ] (past tense trod [ trad ] or tread|ed [ tredəd ] ; past participle trod|den [ tradn ] or trod [ trad ] ) verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive BRITISH to walk or step on something: tread on: As she stumbled in the dark, she trod… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19tread — [1] The distance between the two front or two rear wheels. [2] Portion of the tire which contacts the roadway. [3] The pattern of the outside circumference surface of a tire. See asymmetrical tread cracking tread directional tire directional… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 20tread — v. & n. v. (trod; trodden or trod) 1 intr. (often foll. by on) a set down one s foot; walk or step (do not tread on the grass; trod on a snail). b (of the foot) be set down. 2 tr. a walk on. b (often foll. by down) press or crush with the feet. 3 …

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