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NOUN (4)

1. a step in walking or running;
[syn: pace, stride, tread]

2. the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire;

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

4. structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step;


VERB (6)

1. put down or press the foot, place the foot;
- Example: "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"
- Example: "step on the brake"
[syn: step, tread]

2. tread or stomp heavily or roughly;
- Example: "The soldiers trampled across the fields"
[syn: tread, trample]

3. crush as if by treading on;
- Example: "tread grapes to make wine"

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

5. apply (the tread) to a tire;

6. mate with;
- Example: "male birds tread the females"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tread \Tread\, v. t. 1. To step or walk on. [1913 Webster] Forbid to tread the promised land he saw. --Prior. [1913 Webster] Methought she trod the ground with greater grace. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path. [1913 Webster] 3. To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the like. " I am resolved to forsake Malta, tread a pilgrimage to fair Jerusalem." --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] They have measured many a mile, To tread a measure with you on this grass. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue. [1913 Webster] Through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us. --Ps. xliv. 5. [1913 Webster] 5. To copulate with; to feather; to cover; -- said of the male bird. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] To tread out, to press out with the feet; to press out, as wine or wheat; as, to tread out grain with cattle or horses. To tread the stage, to act as a stageplayer; to perform a part in a drama. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tread \Tread\, v. i. [imp. Trod; p. p. Trodden, Trod; p. pr. & vb. n. Treading.] [OE. treden, AS. tredan; akin to OFries. treda, OS. tredan, D. & LG. treden, G. treten, OHG. tretan, Icel. tro?a, Sw. tr[*a]da, tr[aum]da, Dan. tr[ae]de, Goth. trudan, and perhaps ultimately to F. tramp; cf. Gr. ? a running, Skr. dram to run. Cf. Trade, Tramp, Trot.] 1. To set the foot; to step. [1913 Webster] Where'er you tread, the blushing flowers shall rise. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. --Pope. [1913 Webster] The hard stone Under our feet, on which we tread and go. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To walk or go; especially, to walk with a stately or a cautious step. [1913 Webster] Ye that . . . stately tread, or lowly creep. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To copulate; said of birds, esp. the males. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To tread on or To tread upon. (a) To trample; to set the foot on in contempt. "Thou shalt tread upon their high places." --Deut. xxxiii. 29. (b) to follow closely. "Year treads on year." --Wordsworth. To tread upon the heels of, to follow close upon. "Dreadful consequences that tread upon the heels of those allowances to sin." --Milton. [1913 Webster] One woe doth tread upon another's heel. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tread \Tread\, n. 1. A step or stepping; pressure with the foot; a footstep; as, a nimble tread; a cautious tread. [1913 Webster] She is coming, my own, my sweet; Were it ever so airy a tread, My heart would hear her and beat. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. Manner or style of stepping; action; gait; as, the horse has a good tread. [1913 Webster] 3. Way; track; path. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. The act of copulation in birds. [1913 Webster] 5. (Arch.) The upper horizontal part of a step, on which the foot is placed. [1913 Webster] 6. (Fort.) The top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet. [1913 Webster] 7. (Mach.) (a) The part of a wheel that bears upon the road or rail. (b) The part of a rail upon which car wheels bear. [1913 Webster] 8. (Biol.) The chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle. [1913 Webster] 9. (Far.) A bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes. See Interfere, 3. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tread n 1: a step in walking or running [syn: pace, stride, tread] 2: the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire 3: the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground 4: structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step v 1: put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake" [syn: step, tread] 2: tread or stomp heavily or roughly; "The soldiers trampled across the fields" [syn: tread, trample] 3: crush as if by treading on; "tread grapes to make wine" 4: brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center 5: apply (the tread) to a tire 6: mate with; "male birds tread the females"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

133 Moby Thesaurus words for "tread": amble, ambulate, amount, ankle, caliber, career, circumambulate, clip, clop, clump, compass, cut, degree, doorstep, drag, droop, drub, extent, flounce, foot, foot it, footfall, footrest, footstep, gait, gallop, grade, height, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hoof, hoof it, hoofbeat, hop, interval, jaywalk, jog, jog on, jump, leap, leg, leg it, level, lick, limp, lock step, lurch, march, mark, measure, mince, mincing steps, notch, nuance, pace, pad, paddle, pas, pedestrianize, peg, perambulate, period, peripateticate, piaffer, pitch, plane, plateau, point, prance, progress, proportion, rack, range, rate, ratio, reach, remove, rest, riser, roll, round, rundle, rung, saunter, scale, scope, scuttle, shade, shadow, shamble, shuffle, shuffle along, sidle, single-foot, skip, slink, slither, slouch, slowness, space, spoke, stagger, stair, stalk, stamp, standard, stave, step, step stool, stepping-stone, stint, stomp, stride, string, stroll, strolling gait, strut, stump it, swagger, swing, toddle, totter, trace, track, traipse, trample, travel, troop, trot, velocity, waddle, walk