Tread (definition)

To set the foot; to step.

To walk or go; especially, to walk with a stately or a cautious step.

To copulate; said of birds, esp. the males.

To step or walk on.

To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path.

To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the like.

To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue.

To copulate with; to feather; to cover; -- said of the male bird.

A step or stepping; pressure with the foot; a footstep; as, a nimble tread; a cautious tread.

Manner or style of stepping; action; gait; as, the horse has a good tread.

Way; track; path.

The act of copulation in birds.

The upper horizontal part of a step, on which the foot is placed.

The top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet.

The part of a wheel that bears upon the road or rail.

The part of a rail upon which car wheels bear.

The chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle.

A bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes. See Interfere, 3.

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