Definition of TREAD

noun : TREAD

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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 ;

verb : TREAD

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake" ;

  • 2. (

    ) tread or stomp heavily or roughly; "The soldiers trampled across the fields" ;

  • 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" ;


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