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Definitions of tread

  1. a step in walking or running Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. put down the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. tread or stomp heavily or roughly; "The soldiers trampled across the fields" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. apply (the tread) to a tire Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. mate with, of male birds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. crush as if by treading on, as of grapes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. mate with; "male birds tread the females" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. crush as if by treading on; "tread grapes to make wine" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. To set the foot; to step. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To walk or go; especially, to walk with a stately or a cautious step. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To copulate; said of birds, esp. the males. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To step or walk on. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A step or stepping; pressure with the foot; a footstep; as, a nimble tread; a cautious tread. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Manner or style of stepping; action; gait; as, the horse has a good tread. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Way; track; path. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. The act of copulation in birds. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The upper horizontal part of a step, on which the foot is placed. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The part of a wheel that bears upon the road or rail. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. The part of a rail upon which car wheels bear. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. The chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes. See Interfere, 3. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To copulate with; to feather; to cover; - said of the male bird. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To step or walk. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. Trop. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. Trodden. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. Treading. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. To walk on; crush under the feet; subdue or overcome; dance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. A walking or stepping; the upper horizpntal part of a step; manner of stepping; as, a heavy tread; the part of a wheel or tire that touches the road. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  38. 1. A wound of the coronet of a horse's hoof caused by striking with the shoe of the opposite foot of either the same or the other pair of legs. 2. The cicatricula of an egg. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  39. To set the foot: to walk or go: to copulate, as fowls. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. To walk on: to press with the foot: to trample in contempt: to subdue:-pa.t. trod; pa.p. trod or trodden. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  41. Pressure with the foot: a step. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  42. TREADER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  43. Pressure with the foot; step. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  44. To set the foot; step. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  45. To walk on; trample. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  46. Trod, trodden. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  47. Trod. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  48. To step or walk on; walk. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. A walking or stepping. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. That on which something treads or rests in moving, as the level part of a stair, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. To stop or walk on; to press under the feet; to beat with the feet; to walk over with a stately step; to trample in contempt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  52. To set the foot; to walk or go; to walk with form or state; to copulate, as fowls. To tread or tread on, to trample in contempt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  53. To step or walk on; to beat or press under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue; to copulate, as birds; to set in motion with the feet; to walk or go; to walk with form or state. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  54. Mode of stepping; place trod on or used in stepping; way; track; in arch., the horizontal part of a step on which the foot is placed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  55. To copulate with; to feather; to cover; -- said of the male bird. mso.anu.edu.au
  56. To copulate with; to feather; to cover; said of the male bird. dictgcide_fs
  57. tred, v.i. to set the foot down: to walk or go: to copulate, as fowls.--v.t. to walk on: to press with the foot: to trample in contempt: to subdue:--pa.t. trod; pa.p. trod or trod'den.--n. pressure with the foot: a step, way of stepping.--ns. TREAD'ER; TREAD'ING; TREAD'LE, TRED'DLE, the part of any machine which the foot moves.--vs.i. to work a treadle.--ns. TREAD'LER; TREAD'LING; TREAD'-MILL, a mill in which a rotary motion is produced by the weight of a person or persons treading or stepping from one to another of the steps of a cylindrical wheel, used chiefly as an instrument of prison discipline; TREAD'-WHEEL, a form of tread-mill with steps on its exterior surface, by treading on which the wheel is turned.--TREAD DOWN, to trample to destruction; TREAD IN ONE'S FOOTSTEPS, or STEPS, to follow one's example; TREAD ON, or UPON, to trample with contempt: to come close after; TREAD ON ONE'S TOES, to give offence to one; TREAD ON, or UPON, THE HEELS OF, to follow close after; TREAD OUT, to press out with the feet: to extinguish; TREAD UNDERFOOT, to treat with scorn: to destroy. [A.S. tredan; Ice. trodha, Ger. treten.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  58. (trod, archaic trode; trodden), & n. Set down one\'s foot, walk, step, (of foot) be set down, as do not t. on the grass, trod on a snake, t. lightly, (fig.) deal cautiously with delicate subject, where no foot may t., where angels fear to t., t. in person\'s (foot)steps, (fig.) follow his example, t. on person\'s corns or toes, (fig.) offend him, t. on the heels of, (lit., & fig. of event &c.) come closely or immediately after, t. (set one\'s foot lit. or fig. as sign of supremacy) on the neck of person, t. AWRY; walk upon, press or crush with the feet, as treads a perilous path, trod the room from end to end, t. grapes (in making wine), wine; perform, execute, in walking &c., as trodadozen hurried paces, t. a measure (in dancing); (of cock) copulate with (hen, or abs.); t. down, press down with feet, trample on, destroy, as t. down the earth round the roots, t. down Satan under our feet; t. in, press in or into earth &c. with feet; t. out, stamp out (fire, fig. insurrection &c.), press out (wine, grain) with feet; t. the stage or boards, be an actor, appear on stage; t. under foot, (fig.) destroy, treat contemptuously; t. water, maintain upright position in deep water. (N.) manner, sound, of walking, as recognized his heavy t., approached with cautious t.; (of male bird) copulation; (also t.-board) top surface of step or stair, each step of treadmill; piece of metal or rubber placed on step to lessen wear or sound; part of wheel that touches ground or rails, part of rail that wheels touch; part of stilt on which foot rests; part of boot-sole that rests on ground; distance between pedals of bicycle; cicatricule of egg (formerly supposed to appear only in fecundated eggs); treadmill, appliance for producing rotary motion by the stepping of man or horse &c. on movable steps on revolving cylinder, esp. kind used in prisons as punishment, (fig.) monotonous routine; t.-wheel, treadmill or similar appliance. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  59. t. or seem to t. on air (of person transported with joy); t. on or as on eggs (of person in situation requiring much tact). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  60. The upper surface of a banquette, on which one may stand. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  61. n. A step or stepping ; pressure with the foot ;-a track ; a beaten path ;-manner of stepping; pace ;-act of the male bird in copulation ;-in architecture, horizontal part of a step on which the foot is placed. Cabinet Dictionary

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