Definitions of tread

  1. To set the foot; to walk or go; to walk with form or state; to copulate, as fowls. To tread or tread on, to trample in contempt.
  2. To step or walk on.
  3. To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well- trodden path.
  4. To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the like.
  5. To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue.
  6. To copulate with; to feather; to cover; - said of the male bird.
  7. To walk on; crush under the feet; subdue or overcome; dance.
  8. To walk on: to press with the foot: to trample in contempt: to subdue:- pa. t. trod; pa. p. trod or trodden.
  9. To walk on; trample.
  10. To set the foot; to step.
  11. To walk or go; especially, to walk with a stately or a cautious step.
  12. To copulate; said of birds, esp. the males.
  13. To step or walk.
  14. To set the foot: to walk or go: to copulate, as fowls.
  15. To set the foot; step.
  16. tread or stomp heavily or roughly; " The soldiers trampled across the fields"
  17. apply ( the tread) to a tire
  18. brace ( an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center
  19. mate with, of male birds
  20. crush as if by treading on, as of grapes
  21. the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire
  22. mate with; " male birds tread the females"
  23. crush as if by treading on; " tread grapes to make wine"
  24. put down or press the foot, place the foot; " For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; " step on the brake"
  25. To stop or walk on; to press under the feet; to beat with the feet; to walk over with a stately step; to trample in contempt.
  26. To step or walk on; to beat or press under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue; to copulate, as birds; to set in motion with the feet; to walk or go; to walk with form or state.
  27. Treading.
  28. Trod, trodden.
  29. structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step
  30. the part ( as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground
  31. A step or stepping; pressure with the foot; a footstep; as, a nimble tread; a cautious tread.
  32. Manner or style of stepping; action; gait; as, the horse has a good tread.
  33. Way; track; path.
  34. The act of copulation in birds.
  35. The upper horizontal part of a step, on which the foot is placed.
  36. The top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet.
  37. The part of a wheel that bears upon the road or rail.
  38. The part of a rail upon which car wheels bear.
  39. The chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle.
  40. A bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes. See Interfere, 3.
  41. A walking or stepping; the upper horizpntal part of a step; manner of stepping; as, a heavy tread; the part of a wheel or tire that touches the road.
  42. Pressure with the foot: a step.
  43. TREADER.
  44. Pressure with the foot; step.
  45. That on which something treads or rests in moving, as the level part of a stair, etc.
  46. Mode of stepping; place trod on or used in stepping; way; track; in arch., the horizontal part of a step on which the foot is placed.
  47. Trop.
  48. Trod.
  49. Trodden.