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  1. treadnoun

    The horizontal part of a step in a flight of stairs


    riser, rise

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pace, stride, treadnoun

    a step in walking or running

    gait, rate, tempo, pace, stride, step, yard, footstep

  2. treadnoun

    the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire

    pace, stride

  3. treadnoun

    the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground

    pace, stride

  4. treadverb

    structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step

    pace, stride

  5. step, treadverb

    put down or press the foot, place the foot

    "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"

    maltreat, step, pace, abuse, trample, mistreat, ill-use, ill-treat

  6. tread, trampleverb

    tread or stomp heavily or roughly

    "The soldiers trampled across the fields"

    tramp down, step, tread down, trample

  7. treadverb

    crush as if by treading on

    "tread grapes to make wine"

    step, trample

  8. treadverb

    brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center

    step, trample

  9. treadverb

    apply (the tread) to a tire

    step, trample

  10. treadverb

    mate with

    "male birds tread the females"

    step, trample

Editors Contribution

  1. take something in stride

    to cope with something unfortunate without much effort; to accept or manage difficulties well.

    he took it in stride when they attempted to ostracize him

    Submitted by anonymous on April 7, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. treadverb

    set the foot

  2. treadverb

    walk, go

  3. treadverb

    set the foot on, walk on

  4. treadverb

    stamp upon, press down with the foot

  5. treadverb

    cover (as a male bird the female), copulate with

  6. treadnoun

    step, pace

  7. treadnoun

    gait, manner of walking

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  1. Franklin P. Jones:

    Perhaps the angels who fear to tread where fools rush in used to be fools who rushed in.

  2. Angela Merkel:

    Both sides must tread new paths, cooperation needs to be put on a completely new footing due to digitalization.

  3. Anthon St Maarten:

    Patience is the antidote to the restless poison of the Ego. Without it we all become ego-maniacal bulls in china shops, destroying our future happiness as we blindly rush in where angels fear to tread. In these out-of-control moments, we bulldoze through the best possible outcomes for our lives, only to return to the scene of the crime later to cry over spilt milk.

  4. Nitasha Sharma:

    We want to make them safe drivers. This one here is a tire tread. A lot of accidents happen in the Middle East because of a tire burst so we explain how to maintain the safety of their tire, and a lot of people move the head rest, but they don’t understand how that could impact your spine. So we have this machine to demonstrate how that could be fatal.

  5. W. B. Yeats:

    But I, being poor, have only my dreams. I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.

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