Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tread

4 senses of tread

Sense 1
pace, stride, tread -- (a step in walking or running)
       => step -- (the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps")

Sense 2
tread -- (the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire)
       => surface -- (the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface")

Sense 3
tread -- (the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground)
       => contact, tangency -- ((electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts")

Sense 4
tread -- (structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step)
       => structural member -- (support that is a constituent part of any structure or building)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tread

6 senses of tread

Sense 1
step, tread -- (put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
tread, trample -- (tread or stomp heavily or roughly; "The soldiers trampled across the fields")
       => walk -- (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet")

Sense 3
tread -- (crush as if by treading on; "tread grapes to make wine")
       => squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze -- (to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon")

Sense 4
tread -- (brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center)
       => brace -- (support by bracing)

Sense 5
tread -- (apply (the tread) to a tire)
       => give, apply -- (give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose")

Sense 6
tread -- (mate with; "male birds tread the females")
       => copulate, mate, pair, couple -- (engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring")

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