untread

[uhn-tred]

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

to go back through in the same steps.

Nearby words

  1. untrammeled,
  2. untrammelled,
  3. untranslated,
  4. untraveled,
  5. untravelled,
  6. untreated,
  7. untried,
  8. untrimmed,
  9. untrod,
  10. untrodden

Origin of untread

First recorded in 1585–95; un-2 + tread

untrod

or un·trod·den

[uhn-trod or uhn-trod-n]

adjective

not trod; not traversed: the untrod wastes of Antarctica.

Origin of untrod

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + trod

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British Dictionary definitions for untrodden

untread

verb -treads, -treading, -trod, -trodden or -trod

(tr) rare to retrace (a course, path, etc)
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Word Origin and History for untrodden

untrodden

adj.

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

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