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tread
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 18
1. A step or stepping; pressure with the foot; a footstep; as, a nimble tread; a cautious tread.
2. Manner or style of stepping; action; gait; as, the horse has a good tread.
3. Way; track; path.
4. The act of copulation in birds.
8. The part of a rail upon which car wheels bear.
9. The chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle.
10. A bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes. See Interfere, 3.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To set the foot; to step.
3. To copulate; said of birds, esp. the males.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To step or walk on.
2. To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well- trodden path.
4. To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue.
5. To copulate with; to feather; to cover; - said of the male bird.
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