KJV Dictionary Definition: tread


TREAD, v.i. tred. pret. trod; pp. trod, troden. L. trudo.

1. To set the foot.

Where'er you tread, the blushing flow'rs shall rise.

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

2. To walk or go.

Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread, shall be yours. Deut.11.

3. To walk with form or state.

Ye that stately tread, or lowly creep.

4. To copulate, as fowls.

To tread or tread on, to trample; to set the foot on in contempt.

Thou shalt tread upon their high places. Det.33.

TREAD, v.t. tred. To step or walk on.

Forbid to tread the promis'd land he saw.

1. To press under the feet.

2. To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well trodden path.

3. To walk in a formal or stately manner.

He thought she trod the ground with greater grace.

4. To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred, or to subdue. Ps.44. 60.

5. To compress, as a fowl.

To tread the state, to act as a stage-player; to perform a part in a drama.

To tread or tread out, to press out with the feet; to press out wine or wheat; as, to tread out grain with cattle or horses.

They tread their wine presses and suffer thirst. Job.24.

TREAD, n. tred. A step or stepping; pressure with the foot; as a nimble tread; cautious tread; doubtful tread.

1. Way; track; path. Little used.

2. Compression of the male fowl.

3. Manner of stepping; as, a horse has a good tread.


TREADING, ppr. tred'ing. Stepping; pressing with the foot; walking on.