a simple past tense and past participle of tread.

Related formswell-trod, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for well-trod

Historical Examples of well-trod

  • Back and forth the apparition strolled, following a well-trod path between the shrunken snowdrifts.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate

    Mildred A. Wirt

  • A narrow, well-trod path led down a steep slope toward the river.

British Dictionary definitions for well-trod



the past tense and a past participle of tread
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Word Origin and History for well-trod


past tense of tread (q.v.).

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