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1. tread

verb. ['ˈtrɛd'] tread or stomp heavily or roughly.

Synonyms

  • walk
  • treadle

Antonyms

  • retreat
  • gladden
  • move in

Etymology

  • treden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tredan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Tread

  • hilton-head
  • widespread
  • purebred
  • interbred
  • thoroughbred
  • infrared
  • sffed
  • overhead
  • overfed
  • misread
  • misled
  • instead
  • biomed
  • unwed
  • unted
  • unsaid
  • unread
  • spread
  • sayed
  • numed
  • imbed
  • embed
  • behead
  • thread
  • szwed
  • swed
  • stead
  • sped
  • sledd
  • sled

Example sentences of the word tread


1. Noun, singular or mass
The tread will be worn more in some place than in others as you go around the tire.

2. Verb, base form
The height of the tire from rim to tread will be 88 percent of the width.

3. Adjective
Uneven tread wear is an indication of some sort of problem with the tire.

Quotes containing the word tread


1. I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor.
- Horatio Nelson

2. I have spread my dreams under your feet.Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
- W.B. Yeats

3. Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,Enwrought with golden and silver light,The blue and the dim and the dark clothsOf night and light and the half light,I would spread the cloths under your feet:But I, being poor, have only my dreams;I have spread my dreams under your feet;Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
- W.B. Yeats, The Wind Among the Reeds

2. tread

verb. ['ˈtrɛd'] put down or press the foot, place the foot.

Synonyms

  • move
  • step on
  • go
  • locomote
  • tread on
  • travel

Antonyms

  • move out
  • stay
  • rest
  • buy

Etymology

  • treden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tredan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. tread

noun. ['ˈtrɛd'] a step in walking or running.

Synonyms

  • walking
  • pace
  • walk
  • stride

Antonyms

  • linger
  • recede
  • follow
  • fall

Etymology

  • treden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tredan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. tread

verb. ['ˈtrɛd'] brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center.

Antonyms

  • pull

Etymology

  • treden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tredan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. tread

verb. ['ˈtrɛd'] crush as if by treading on.

Synonyms

  • squeeze
  • mash
  • crush
  • squelch

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • refrain
  • closing
  • opening

Etymology

  • treden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tredan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. tread

noun. ['ˈtrɛd'] the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground.

Synonyms

  • tangency

Antonyms

  • rush
  • converge

Etymology

  • treden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tredan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. tread

noun. ['ˈtrɛd'] the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire.

Synonyms

  • pneumatic tyre
  • surface

Antonyms

  • hop out
  • stand still
  • push

Etymology

  • treden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tredan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. tread

noun. ['ˈtrɛd'] structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step.

Synonyms

  • stair
  • structural member

Antonyms

  • go
  • rise
  • precede

Etymology

  • treden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tredan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. tread

verb. ['ˈtrɛd'] mate with.

Synonyms

  • pair
  • copulate
  • mate

Antonyms

  • arrange
  • disengage
  • wind
  • back

Etymology

  • treden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tredan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. tread

verb. ['ˈtrɛd'] apply (the tread) to a tire.

Synonyms

  • apply

Antonyms

  • survive
  • function

Etymology

  • treden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tredan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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