from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To fit (a worn automotive tire) with a new tread.
- transitive v. To make or do over again, especially with minimal revision; rehash: retreading a familiar story line.
- n. A tire that has been fitted with a new tread.
- n. A revision or reworking; a remake or rehash: a trite retread of an old musical.
- n. Informal A person who has been retrained for work.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To replace the traction-providing surface of a vehicle that employs tires, tracks or treads.
- n. A used tire whose surface, the tread, has been replaced to extend its life and use.
- n. a person who re-entered military service in World War Two after serving in World War One.
- v. to tread again, to walk along again, to follow a path again.
- n. A return over ground previously covered; a retraversal or repetition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To tread again.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads
- v. use again in altered form
- v. give new treads to (a tire)
From re- + tread ("grooves carved into the face of a tire") (noun) (Wiktionary)
From re- + tread (verb) (Wiktionary)