Definitions for treadtrɛd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
treadtrɛd(v.)trod, trod•den; trod, tread•ing
(v.i.)to set down the foot or feet in walking; step; walk.
to step or walk, esp. so as to press, crush, or injure something; trample (usu. fol. by on or upon).
(of a male bird) to copulate.
(v.t.)to step or walk on, about, in, or along.
to trample or crush underfoot.
to form by the action of walking or trampling:
to tread a path.
to treat with disdainful harshness or cruelty; crush; oppress.
to perform by walking or dancing:
to tread a measure.
(of a male bird) to copulate with (a female bird).
(n.)the action of treading.
the sound of footsteps.
manner of treading or walking.
a single step.
any of various things or parts on which a person or thing treads, stands, or moves.
the horizontal upper surface of a step in a stair.
the part of a wheel, tire, or runner that bears on the road, rail, etc.
Category: Automotive, Transportation
the pattern raised on or cut into the face of a rubber tire.
Category: Automotive, Transportation
the part of a rail in contact with the treads of wheels.
the part of the undersurface of the foot or of a shoe that touches the ground.
Idioms for tread:
tread on someone's toes, to offend or irritate someone.
tread water, to maintain the body erect in the water with the head above the surface, usu. by a pumping movement of the legs and sometimes the arms. to maintain one's position without making any progress.
Category: Idiom, Sport
Origin of tread:
bef. 900; ME treden (v.), OE tredan, c. OHG tretan; akin to ON trotha, Go trudan
pace, stride, tread(noun)
a step in walking or running
the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire
the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground
structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step
put down or press the foot, place the foot
"For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"
tread or stomp heavily or roughly
"The soldiers trampled across the fields"
crush as if by treading on
"tread grapes to make wine"
brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center
apply (the tread) to a tire
"male birds tread the females"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to put your foot down on sth
Be careful where you tread.; The kids trod on all the flowers.
to take great care, especially so as not to upset sb
We tread very carefully when it comes to talking about her marriage.
to move your arms and legs around to make yourself stay afloat in water
new swimmers learning how to tread water
The grooves carved into the face of a tire, used to give the tire traction.
The grooves on the bottom of a shoe or other footwear, used to give grip or traction.
The horizontal part of a step in a flight of stairs
The sound made when someone or something is walking.
To step or walk (on or over something); to trample.
Origin: From treden, from tredan, from tredanan. Cognate with Dutch treden, German treten, Danish træde, Swedish träda, Norwegian treda.
to set the foot; to step
to walk or go; especially, to walk with a stately or a cautious step
to copulate; said of birds, esp. the males
to step or walk on
to beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path
to go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the like
to crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue
to copulate with; to feather; to cover; -- said of the male bird
a step or stepping; pressure with the foot; a footstep; as, a nimble tread; a cautious tread
manner or style of stepping; action; gait; as, the horse has a good tread
way; track; path
the act of copulation in birds
the upper horizontal part of a step, on which the foot is placed
the top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet
the part of a wheel that bears upon the road or rail
the part of a rail upon which car wheels bear
the chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle
a bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes. See Interfere, 3
The tread of a tire or track refers to the patterns on its rubber circumference that makes contact with the road. As tires are used, the tread is worn off, limiting its effectiveness in providing traction. A worn tire tread can often be retreaded.
Anagrams of tread
adret, dater, derat, drate, rated, tared, trade
Translations for tread
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a way of walking or putting one's feet
I heard his heavy tread.
- وَقْع الأقْدام، مِشيَهArabic
- passoPortuguese (BR)
- der SchrittGerman
- صدای پاFarsi
- चलने का ढंगHindi
- korak, hodCroatian
- lépés (zaja)Hungarian
- gaita; soļiLatvian
- hentakan kakiMalay
- skritt, gangeNorwegian
- صدای پاPersian
- د پښی غږPashto
- korak, hojaSlovenian
- steg, gångSwedish
- yürüyüş (biçimi)Turkish
- 步態Chinese (Trad.)
- sưh bước chânVietnamese
- 步态Chinese (Simp.)
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