tread

[ tred ]
/ trɛd /

verb (used without object), trod, trod·den or trod, tread·ing.

verb (used with object), trod, trod·den or trod, tread·ing.

noun

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Origin of tread

before 900; (v.) Middle English treden,Old English tredan; cognate with Old Frisian treda,Old Saxon tredan,Dutch treden,German treten; akin to Old Norse trotha,Gothic trudan; (noun) Middle English tred footprint, derivative of the v.

OTHER WORDS FROM tread

treader, nouno·ver·tread, nounsubtread, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tread

tread
/ (trɛd) /

verb treads, treading, trod, trodden or trod

noun

Derived forms of tread

treader, noun

Word Origin for tread

Old English tredan; related to Old Norse trotha , Old High German tretan, Swedish träda
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