What does the word tread mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Opie Read