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Treadverb

(intransitive) To step or walk (on or over something); to trample.

‘He trod back and forth wearily.’; ‘Don't tread on the lawn.’;

Threadnoun

A long, thin and flexible form of material, generally with a round cross-section, used in sewing, weaving or in the construction of string.

Treadverb

(transitive) To step or walk upon.

‘Actors tread the boards.’;

Threadnoun

A continued theme or idea.

‘All of these essays have a common thread.’; ‘I’ve lost the thread of what you’re saying.’;

Treadverb

To beat or press with the feet.

‘to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path’;

Threadnoun

(engineering) A screw thread.

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Treadverb

To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, etc.

Threadnoun

A sequence of connections.

Treadverb

To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue.

Threadnoun

The line midway between the banks of a stream.

Treadverb

(intransitive) To copulate; said of (especially male) birds.

Threadnoun

(computing) A unit of execution, lighter in weight than a process, usually sharing memory and other resources with other threads executing concurrently.

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Treadverb

To copulate with.

Threadnoun

(Internet) A series of messages, generally grouped by subject, in which all messages except the first are replies to previous messages in the thread.

Treadnoun

A step taken with the foot.

Threadnoun

A filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance, as of bark.

Treadnoun

A manner of stepping.

Threadnoun

(figurative) Composition; quality; fineness.

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Treadnoun

The sound made when someone or something is walking.

Threadverb

(transitive) To put thread through.

‘thread a needle’;

Treadnoun

(obsolete) A way; a track or path.

Threadverb

(transitive) To pass (through a narrow constriction or around a series of obstacles).

‘I think I can thread my way through here, but it’s going to be tight.’;

Treadnoun

The horizontal part of a step in a flight of stairs.

Threadverb

To screw on, to fit the threads of a nut on a bolt

Treadnoun

The grooves carved into the face of a tire, used to give the tire traction.

Threadnoun

A very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance, drawn out to considerable length; a compound cord consisting of two or more single yarns doubled, or joined together, and twisted; also, one fiber of a cord composed of multiple fibers.

Treadnoun

The grooves on the bottom of a shoe or other footwear, used to give grip or traction.

Threadnoun

A filament of any substance, as of glass, gold or silver; a filamentous part of an object, such as a flower; a component fiber of any or of any fibrous substance, as of bark.

Treadnoun

(biology) The chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle.

Threadnoun

The prominent part of the spiral of a screw or nut; the rib. See Screw, n., 1.

Treadnoun

The act of avian copulation in which the male bird mounts the female by standing on her back.

Threadnoun

Something continued in a long course or tenor; a recurrent theme or related sequence of events in a larger story; as the thread of a story, or of life, or of a discourse.

Treadnoun

(fortification) The top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet.

Threadnoun

Fig.: Composition; quality; fineness.

‘A neat courtier,Of a most elegant thread.’;

Treadnoun

A bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes, or strikes its feet together.

Threadnoun

A related sequence of instructions or actions within a program that runs at least in part independent of other actions within the program; - such threads are capable of being executed only in oprating systems permittnig multitasking.

Treadverb

To set the foot; to step.

‘Where'er you tread, the blushing flowers shall rise.’; ‘Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.’; ‘The hard stoneUnder our feet, on which we tread and go.’;

Threadnoun

A sequence of messages posted to an on-line newsgroup or discussion group, dealing with the same topic; - messages in such a thread typically refer to a previous posting, thus allowing their identification as part of the thread. Some news-reading programs allow a user to follow a single such thread independent of the other postings to that newsgroup.

Treadverb

To walk or go; especially, to walk with a stately or a cautious step.

‘Ye that . . . stately tread, or lowly creep.’;

Threadverb

To pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a needle.

Treadverb

To copulate; said of birds, esp. the males.

‘One woe doth tread upon another's heel.’;

Threadverb

To pass or pierce through as a narrow way; also, to effect or make, as one's way, through or between obstacles; to thrid.

‘Heavy trading ships . . . threading the Bosphorus.’; ‘They would not thread the gates.’;

Treadverb

To step or walk on.

‘Forbid to tread the promised land he saw.’; ‘Methought she trod the ground with greater grace.’;

Threadverb

To form a thread, or spiral rib, on or in; as, to thread a screw or nut.

Treadverb

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

Threadnoun

a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

Treadverb

To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the like.

‘They have measured many a mile,To tread a measure with you on this grass.’;

Threadnoun

any long object resembling a thin line;

‘a mere ribbon of land’; ‘the lighted ribbon of traffic’; ‘from the air the road was a gray thread’; ‘a thread of smoke climbed upward’;

Treadverb

To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue.

‘Through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.’;

Threadnoun

the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together;

‘I couldn't follow his train of thought’; ‘he lost the thread of his argument’;

Treadverb

To copulate with; to feather; to cover; - said of the male bird.

Threadnoun

the raised helical rib going around a screw

Treadnoun

A step or stepping; pressure with the foot; a footstep; as, a nimble tread; a cautious tread.

‘She is coming, my own, my sweet;Were it ever so airy a tread,My heart would hear her and beat.’;

Threadverb

to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course;

‘the river winds through the hills’; ‘the path meanders through the vineyards’; ‘sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body’;

Treadnoun

Manner or style of stepping; action; gait; as, the horse has a good tread.

Threadverb

pass a thread through;

‘thread a needle’;

Treadnoun

Way; track; path.

Threadverb

remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string;

‘She had her eyebrows threaded’;

Treadnoun

The act of copulation in birds.

Threadverb

pass through or into;

‘thread tape’; ‘thread film’;

Treadnoun

The upper horizontal part of a step, on which the foot is placed.

Threadverb

thread on or as if on a string;

‘string pearls on a string’; ‘the child drew glass beads on a string’; ‘thread dried cranberries’;

Treadnoun

The top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet.

Treadnoun

The part of a wheel that bears upon the road or rail.

Treadnoun

The chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle.

Treadnoun

A bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes. See Interfere, 3.

Treadnoun

a step in walking or running

Treadnoun

the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire

Treadnoun

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

Treadnoun

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

Treadverb

put down or press the foot, place the foot;

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

Treadverb

tread or stomp heavily or roughly;

‘The soldiers trampled across the fields’;

Treadverb

crush as if by treading on;

‘tread grapes to make wine’;

Treadverb

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

Treadverb

apply (the tread) to a tire

Treadverb

mate with;

‘male birds tread the females’;

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