Tread the pavement.
Dirt that was trodden into the rug.
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.
People who were trodden down by tyrants.
Tread a path.
Tread a measure.
Treading the measures briskly.
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.
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 trÃªdzje, Low German treden, Dutch treden, German treten, Danish trÃ¦de, Swedish trÃ¤da, Norwegian treda.
- From the above verb.