Tread meaning

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To walk on, over, or along.

Tread the pavement.

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To press beneath the feet; trample.

Dirt that was trodden into the rug.

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Tread is defined as to step on or over or to stay afloat in water.

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.

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To treat unjustly or harshly; oppress.

People who were trodden down by tyrants.

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To form by walking or trampling.

Tread a path.

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To execute by walking or dancing.

Tread a measure.

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To copulate with. Used of a male bird.
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The part of a shoe sole that touches the ground.
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To copulate. Used of birds.
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The upper horizontal part of a step in a staircase.
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Either of the continuous ridged belts with which bulldozers, tanks, and certain other vehicles move over the ground.
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To walk on, in, along, across, over, etc.
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To do or follow by walking, dancing, etc.

Treading the measures briskly.

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To press or beat with the feet so as to crush or injure; trample.
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To oppress or subdue, as if by stepping on.
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To copulate with (the female)
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To move on foot; step; walk.
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To set one's foot (on, across, etc.); make a step; step.
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To trample (on or upon)
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To copulate.
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The act, manner, or sound of treading.
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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.
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A footprint.
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(intransitive) To step or walk (on or over something); to trample.

He trod back and forth wearily.

Don't tread on the lawn.

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To step or walk upon.

Actors tread the boards.

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To beat or press with the feet.

To tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path.

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To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, etc.
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To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue.
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(intransitive) To copulate; said of (especially male) birds.

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(of a male bird) To copulate with.

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Simple past tense and past participle of tread.
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A step.
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A manner of stepping.
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The grooves carved into the face of a tire, used to give the tire traction. [from 1900s]
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The grooves on the bottom of a shoe or other footwear, used to give grip or traction.
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The horizontal part of a step in a flight of stairs.
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The sound made when someone or something is walking.
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(biology) The chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle.
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The act of copulation in birds.
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(fortification) The top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet.
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A bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes, or strikes its feet together.
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tread the boards
  • To act on the stage:.
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tread water
  • 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.
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tread the boards
  • To act in plays on the stage.
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tread water
  • 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.
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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 Wiktionary
  • From the above verb.
    From Wiktionary