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untread

[uhn-tred] /ʌnˈtrɛd/
verb (used with object), untrod, untrodden or untrod, untreading.
1.
to go back through in the same steps.
Origin of untread
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; un-2 + tread

untrod

or untrodden

[uhn-trod or uhn-trod-n] /ʌnˈtrɒd or ʌnˈtrɒd n/
adjective
1.
not trod; not traversed:
the untrod wastes of Antarctica.
Origin
First recorded in 1585-95; un-1 + trod
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Examples from the Web for untrodden
Historical Examples
  • Was it the murmuring of the dark stream as it washed upon the untrodden shore?

    Life in London Edwin Hodder
  • The path was overgrown, and it was clear that for years now it had remained all but untrodden.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • The gravel has been newly raked, and gleams white and untrodden.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • Two minutes before the moon had shone upon an untrodden expanse of snow.

    The Right Stuff Ian Hay
  • Against it he, the king of the untrodden wilderness, could not hope to contend.

    The Black Phantom

    Leo Edward Miller
  • He swung off the path and plunged into the untrodden places of the wood.

    The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
  • The fields rested,—the villages were asleep,—the road was untrodden.

  • As you must have realized, in the pulpit, they are so hard to lead into untrodden paths.

    Hepsey Burke

    Frank Noyes Westcott
  • The sandy floor was untrodden; there were no marks of any one having been there.

    The Passion for Life Joseph Hocking
  • The street the girl had taken was covered with untrodden snow.

    The Crimson Thread

    Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for untrodden

untread

/ʌnˈtrɛd/
verb -treads, -treading, -trod, -trodden, -trod
1.
(transitive) (rare) to retrace (a course, path, etc)
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Word Origin and History for untrodden
adj.

c.1300, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of tread (v.).

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