What does tread mean?

Definitions for tread
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tread.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pace, stride, tread(noun)

    a step in walking or running

  2. tread(noun)

    the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire

  3. tread(noun)

    the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground

  4. tread(verb)

    structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step

  5. step, tread(verb)

    put down or press the foot, place the foot

    "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"

  6. tread, trample(verb)

    tread or stomp heavily or roughly

    "The soldiers trampled across the fields"

  7. tread(verb)

    crush as if by treading on

    "tread grapes to make wine"

  8. tread(verb)

    brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center

  9. tread(verb)

    apply (the tread) to a tire

  10. tread(verb)

    mate with

    "male birds tread the females"

Wiktionary

  1. tread(Noun)

    The grooves carved into the face of a tire, used to give the tire traction.

    Etymology: From treden, from tredan, from tredanan. Cognate with Dutch treden, German treten, Danish træde, Swedish träda, Norwegian treda.

  2. tread(Noun)

    The grooves on the bottom of a shoe or other footwear, used to give grip or traction.

    Etymology: From treden, from tredan, from tredanan. Cognate with Dutch treden, German treten, Danish træde, Swedish träda, Norwegian treda.

  3. tread(Noun)

    The horizontal part of a step in a flight of stairs

    Etymology: From treden, from tredan, from tredanan. Cognate with Dutch treden, German treten, Danish træde, Swedish träda, Norwegian treda.

  4. tread(Noun)

    The sound made when someone or something is walking.

    Etymology: From treden, from tredan, from tredanan. Cognate with Dutch treden, German treten, Danish træde, Swedish träda, Norwegian treda.

  5. tread(Verb)

    To step or walk (on or over something); to trample.

    Etymology: From treden, from tredan, from tredanan. Cognate with Dutch treden, German treten, Danish træde, Swedish träda, Norwegian treda.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tread(verb)

    to set the foot; to step

  2. Tread(verb)

    to walk or go; especially, to walk with a stately or a cautious step

  3. Tread(verb)

    to copulate; said of birds, esp. the males

  4. Tread(verb)

    to step or walk on

  5. Tread(verb)

    to beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path

  6. Tread(verb)

    to go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the like

  7. Tread(verb)

    to crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue

  8. Tread(verb)

    to copulate with; to feather; to cover; -- said of the male bird

  9. Tread(noun)

    a step or stepping; pressure with the foot; a footstep; as, a nimble tread; a cautious tread

  10. Tread(noun)

    manner or style of stepping; action; gait; as, the horse has a good tread

  11. Tread(noun)

    way; track; path

  12. Tread(noun)

    the act of copulation in birds

  13. Tread(noun)

    the upper horizontal part of a step, on which the foot is placed

  14. Tread(noun)

    the top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet

  15. Tread(noun)

    the part of a wheel that bears upon the road or rail

  16. Tread(noun)

    the part of a rail upon which car wheels bear

  17. Tread(noun)

    the chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle

  18. Tread(noun)

    a bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes. See Interfere, 3

Freebase

  1. Tread

    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

  1. Tread

    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

  1. tread

    In fortification, the tread of a banquette is the upper and flat surface on which the soldier stands whilst firing over the parapet.

Anagrams for tread »

  1. adret, dater, derat, drate, rated, tared, trade

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How to say tread in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tread in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tread in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of tread in a Sentence

  1. Anthon St Maarten:

    Patience is the antidote to the restless poison of the Ego. Without it we all become ego-maniacal bulls in china shops, destroying our future happiness as we blindly rush in where angels fear to tread. In these out-of-control moments, we bulldoze through the best possible outcomes for our lives, only to return to the scene of the crime later to cry over spilt milk.

  2. Michael Cohen:

    I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we’re in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don’t have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know, so I ’m warning you, tread very f --- lightly, because what I ’m going to do to you is going to be f --- disgusting. You understand me ?

  3. Ramayana:

    Blow O wind to where my loved one is. Touch him and come touch me soon. I'll feel his gentle touch through you and meet his beauty in the moon. These things are much for the one who loves. One can live by them alone that he and I breathe the same air and that the Earth we tread is one.

  4. Andrew Schneider:

    A person has three choices in life. You can swim against the tide and get exhausted, or you can tread water and let the tide sweep you away, or you can swim with the tide, and let it take you where it wants you to go.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Dancing with your demons empowers you, and surely enables you to reclaim your lost powers. It takes tremendous courage to face your demons, invite them to tea, dance with them, reach an impasse, and finally, conquer them for ever. That's exactly what Buddha did, after realizing that fighting his demons off was getting nowhever, while seeking Enlightenment under Bodhi tree. You must develop gut to face your demons, such as anger, fear, greed, guilt, jealousy, lack of self-esteem, undue pride, and anything that is stopping you from reaching Enlightenment. You must bravely enter the territory that many fear to tread. Dance with your demons, and by God's grace you will succeed.

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