Tread the pavement.
Dirt that was trodden into the rug.
People who were trodden down by tyrants.
Tread a path.
Tread a measure.
Treading the measures briskly.
An example of tread is to walk through muddy ground.
An example of tread is to move your legs so you will not sink in a pool.
Don't tread on the new grass.
A regime treading upon the rights of the citizens.
To tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path.
- To act on the stage:
- To keep the head above water while in an upright position by pumping the legs.
- To expend effort but make little or no progress to achievement of a goal or an end.
- to act in plays on the stage
- 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
Other Word Forms
Origin of tread
- Middle English treden from Old English tredan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English treden, from Old English tredan (“to tread, step on, trample, traverse, pass over, enter upon, roam through "), from Proto-Germanic *tredanÄ…, *trudanÄ…. Cognate with West Frisian trêdzje, Low German treden, Dutch treden, German treten, Danish træde, Swedish träda, Norwegian treda.
- From the above verb.