- An example of treaded is to have marched back to camp through muddy terrain.
- An example of treaded is to have kept one's head and body up while swimming in the lake.
Treaded is defined as to have stepped, walked over or pressed with feet or to have stayed afloat in water.
- simple past tense and past participle of tread
Variant of tread
transitive verbtrod, treaded, trodden, trod, treaded, treading
- to walk on, in, along, across, over, etc.
- to do or follow by walking, dancing, etc.: treading the measures briskly
- to press or beat with the feet so as to crush or injure; trample
- to oppress or subdue, as if by stepping on
- to copulate with (the female): said of a bird
Origin of treadMiddle English treden ; from Old English tredan, akin to German treten ; from Indo-European an unverified form dreu- ; from base an unverified form drā, to run, step from source trap
- to move on foot; step; walk
- to set one's foot (on, across, etc.); make a step; step
- to trample (on or upon)
- to copulate: said of birds
- the act, manner, or sound of treading
- something on which a person or thing treads or moves, as the part of a shoe sole, wheel, etc. that touches the ground, the endless belt over cogged wheels of a tractor or tank, the part of a rail on which a car wheel runs, or the horizontal surface of a step in a stairway
- the thick outer layer of an automotive tire, containing grooves for added traction
- the thickness of this layer, as measured by the depth of the grooves
- the pattern of the grooves
- track ()
- Rare a footprint
tread the boards
to act in plays on the stage
- Swimming to keep the head above water and the body upright without propelling oneself forward, by moving the legs and arms back and forth
- to make no progress