tread

Part of speech: verb

To step or walk on; walk.

Part of speech: noun

A walking or stepping.

Part of speech: noun

That on which something treads or rests in moving, as the level part of a stair, etc.

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Usage examples "tread":

  1. They must not notice him till spoken to, and must take care of his horse's tread: all the rest they might leave to him. - "The Peasant and the Prince", Harriet Martineau.
  2. Then, just as an inspiration dawned on me, as usual, too late, a hurried tread drew nearer along the passage. - "The Mistress of Bonaventure", Harold Bindloss.
  3. His heart beat faster, for he recognized her, and when he came up, with softened tread, to the tree, he was panting as if he had run a race. - "Old Ebenezer", Opie Read.