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
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]
2 tread or stomp heavily or roughly; "The soldiers trampled across the fields" [syn: 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" [also: trodden, trod]trodden adj : crushed or broken by being stepped upon heavily; "her trampled flowers lay crushed and broken"; "the grass was trodden and muddy" [syn: trampled]trodden See tread
- Rhymes: -ɒdən
- crushed by being walked on.
- past participle of tread