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Definition 1: a step in walking or running - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for tread in the sense of this definition

(tread is a kind of ...) the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down

"he walked with unsteady steps"

(... is part of tread) the act of traveling by foot

"walking is a healthy form of exercise"

Definition 2: structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step - [noun denoting artifact]

(tread is a kind of ...) support that is a constituent part of any structure or building

(... is part of tread) support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway

"he paused on the bottom step"

Definition 3: the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground - [noun denoting artifact]

(tread is a kind of ...) (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact

"they forget to solder the contacts"

Definition 4: the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire - [noun denoting artifact]

(tread is a kind of ...) the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary

"there is a special cleaner for these surfaces" "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"

(... is part of tread) a tire made of reinforced rubber and filled with compressed air; used on motor vehicles and bicycles etc

Definition 5: crush as if by treading on - [verb of contact]

Samples where tread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tread grapes to make wine

(tread is a kind of ...) to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

"crush an aluminum can" "squeeze a lemon"

Definition 6: brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center - [verb of contact]

(tread is a kind of ...) support by bracing

Definition 7: mate with - [verb of contact]

Samples where tread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • male birds tread the females

(tread is a kind of ...) engage in sexual intercourse

"Birds mate in the Spring"

Definition 8: tread or stomp heavily or roughly - [verb of motion]

Samples where tread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The soldiers trampled across the fields

Synonyms for tread in the sense of this definition

(tread is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

(... is a kind of tread ) tread over

"the brick maker treadles over clay to pick out the stones"

Definition 9: put down or press the foot, place the foot - [verb of motion]

Samples where tread or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for tread in the sense of this definition

(tread is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of tread ) place or press the foot on

"He stepped on the hem of her long gown"

Definition 10: apply (the tread) to a tire - [verb of possession]

(tread is a kind of ...) give or convey physically

"She gave him First Aid" "I gave him a punch in the nose"

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