Associations to the word «Tread»


TREAD, verb. (intransitive) To step or walk (on or over something); to trample.
TREAD, verb. (transitive) To step or walk upon.
TREAD, verb. To beat or press with the feet.
TREAD, verb. To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, etc.
TREAD, verb. To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue.
TREAD, verb. (intransitive) To copulate; said of (especially male) birds.
TREAD, verb. (transitive) (of a male bird) To copulate with.
TREAD, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of tread
TREAD, noun. A step.
TREAD, noun. A manner of stepping.
TREAD, noun. (obsolete) A way; a track or path.
TREAD, noun. The grooves carved into the face of a tire, used to give the tire traction. [from 1900s]
TREAD, noun. The grooves on the bottom of a shoe or other footwear, used to give grip or traction.
TREAD, noun. The horizontal part of a step in a flight of stairs.
TREAD, noun. The sound made when someone or something is walking.
TREAD, noun. (biology) The chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle.
TREAD, noun. The act of copulation in birds.
TREAD, noun. (fortification) The top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet.
TREAD, noun. A bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes, or strikes its feet together.
TREAD LIGHTLY, verb. (idiomatic) To proceed carefully; especially, to seek to avoid causing offense.
TREAD OUT, verb. To press out with the feet; to press out, as wine or wheat.
TREAD WATER, verb. To remain afloat in the water without use of any buoyancy aid, by using kicking motions and hand motions.
TREAD WATER, verb. To make no progress, expending effort just enough to maintain a stable position.

Dictionary definition

TREAD, noun. A step in walking or running.
TREAD, noun. The grooved surface of a pneumatic tire.
TREAD, noun. The part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground.
TREAD, noun. Structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or 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".
TREAD, verb. Tread or stomp heavily or roughly; "The soldiers trampled across the fields".
TREAD, verb. Crush as if by treading on; "tread grapes to make wine".
TREAD, verb. Brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center.
TREAD, verb. Apply (the tread) to a tire.
TREAD, verb. Mate with; "male birds tread the females".

Wise words

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