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"
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In fortification, the tread of a banquette is the upper and flat surface on which the soldier stands whilst firing over the parapet.
adret, dater, derat, drate, rated, tared, trade
The numerical value of tread in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of tread in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of tread in a Sentence
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.
Perhaps the angels who fear to tread where fools rush in used to be fools who rushed in.
Fixed ideas are like a cramp in the foot - the best remedy against it is to tread on it.
The U.S. dollar will remain caught in the crossfire so to speak and likely to tread water.
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Translations for tread
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- داس, وطئ, خطا, دعسArabic
- trepitjada, trepitjar, dibuixCatalan, Valencian
- Profil, treten, Schritt, betretenGerman
- banda de rodadura, dibujo, pisada, pisar, zapatearSpanish
- fouler, profil de semelle, marche, piétinerFrench
- 接地面, タイヤ溝, 溝, 底, 踏み面, 踏む, 残溝, 靴底, 段Japanese
- betreden, stampen, vertrappenDutch
- bieżnik, deptać, stopieńPolish
- espezinhar, pisarPortuguese
- наступать, наступитьRussian
- טרעטן, באַטרעטןYiddish
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