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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tread  \Tread\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Trod};  p.  p.  {Trodden},  {Trod};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Treading}.]  [OE.  treden,  AS  tredan;  akin  to 
  OFries  treda,  OS  tredan,  D.  &  LG  treden,  G.  treten,  OHG. 
  tretan,  Icel.  tro?a,  Sw  tr[*a]da,  tr["a]da,  Dan.  tr[ae]de, 
  Goth.  trudan,  and  perhaps  ultimately  to  F.  tramp;  cf  Gr  ?  a 
  running,  Skr.  dram  to  run.  Cf  {Trade},  {Tramp},  {Trot}.] 
  1.  To  set  the  foot;  to  step. 
  Where'er  you  tread,  the  blushing  flowers  shall  rise. 
  Fools  rush  in  where  angels  fear  to  tread.  --Pope. 
  The  hard  stone  Under  our  feet,  on  which  we  tread  and 
  go  --Chaucer. 
  2.  To  walk  or  go  especially,  to  walk  with  a  stately  or  a 
  cautious  step. 
  Ye  that  .  .  .  stately  tread,  or  lowly  creep. 
  3.  To  copulate;  said  of  birds,  esp.  the  males.  --Shak. 
  {To  tread  on}  or  {upon}. 
  a  To  trample;  to  set  the  foot  on  in  contempt.  ``Thou 
  shalt  tread  upon  their  high  places.''  --Deut.  xxxiii 
  b  to  follow  closely.  ``Year  treads  on  year.'' 
  {To  tread  upon  the  heels  of},  to  follow  close  upon 
  ``Dreadful  consequences  that  tread  upon  the  heels  of  those 
  allowances  to  sin.''  --Milton. 
  One  woe  doth  tread  upon  another's  heel.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tread  \Tread\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  step  or  walk  on 
  Forbid  to  tread  the  promised  land  he  saw.  --Prior. 
  Methought  she  trod  the  ground  with  greater  grace. 
  2.  To  beat  or  press  with  the  feet;  as  to  tread  a  path;  to 
  tread  land  when  too  light;  a  well-trodden  path. 
  3.  To  go  through  or  accomplish  by  walking,  dancing,  or  the 
  like  ``  I  am  resolved  to  forsake  Malta,  tread  a 
  pilgrimage  to  fair  Jerusalem.''  --Beau.  &  Fl 
  They  have  measured  many  a  mile,  To  tread  a  measure 
  with  you  on  this  grass.  --Shak. 
  4.  To  crush  under  the  foot;  to  trample  in  contempt  or  hatred; 
  to  subdue. 
  Through  thy  name  will  we  tread  them  under  that  rise 
  up  against  us  --Ps.  xliv.  5. 
  5.  To  copulate  with  to  feather;  to  cover;  --  said  of  the 
  male  bird.  --Chaucer. 
  {To  tread  out},  to  press  out  with  the  feet;  to  press  out  as 
  wine  or  wheat;  as  to  tread  out  grain  with  cattle  or 
  {To  tread  the  stage},  to  act  as  a  stageplayer;  to  perform  a 
  part  in  a  drama. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tread  \Tread\,  n. 
  1.  A  step  or  stepping;  pressure  with  the  foot;  a  footstep; 
  as  a  nimble  tread;  a  cautious  tread. 
  She  is  coming,  my  own  my  sweet;  Were  it  ever  so 
  airy  a  tread,  My  heart  would  hear  her  and  beat 
  2.  Manner  or  style  of  stepping;  action  gait;  as  the  horse 
  has  a  good  tread. 
  3.  Way  track;  path.  [R.]  --Shak. 
  4.  The  act  of  copulation  in  birds. 
  5.  (Arch.)  The  upper  horizontal  part  of  a  step,  on  which  the 
  foot  is  placed. 
  6.  (Fort.)  The  top  of  the  banquette,  on  which  soldiers  stand 
  to  fire  over  the  parapet. 
  7.  (Mach.) 
  a  The  part  of  a  wheel  that  bears  upon  the  road  or  rail. 
  b  The  part  of  a  rail  upon  which  car  wheels  bear. 
  8.  (Biol.)  The  chalaza  of  a  bird's  egg;  the  treadle. 
  9.  (Far.)  A  bruise  or  abrasion  produced  on  the  foot  or  ankle 
  of  a  horse  that  interferes.  See  {Interfere},  3. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  step  in  walking  or  running  [syn:  {pace},  {stride}] 
  2:  the  part  (as  of  a  wheel  or  shoe)  that  touches  the  ground 
  3:  the  horizontal  part  of  a  stair  or  step 
  v  1:  put  down  the  foot,  place  the  foot;  "For  fools  rush  in  where 
  angels  fear  to  tread"  [syn:  {step}] 
  2:  tread  or  stomp  heavily  or  roughly;  "The  soldiers  trampled 
  across  the  fields"  [syn:  {trample}] 
  3:  crush  as  if  by  treading  on  as  of  grapes 
  4:  brace  (an  archer's  bow)  by  pressing  the  foot  against  the 
  5:  apply  (the  tread)  to  a  tire 
  6:  mate  with  of  male  birds 

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