from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Obsolete spelling of trod.
  • n. tread; footing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. of tread.
  • n. Tread; footing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Footing; path.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • But that had needed a van full of gear and a clumsy trode helmet.

    Wonder Woman and the Lasso of Truth

  • Burgundy so inhospitable as to neglect one of the bravest and most noble gentlemen that ever trode a court? —

    Quentin Durward

  • Her elder brother, who trode the path of ambition with a haughtier step than his father, had also more of human affection.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • He seemed stunned, as it were, and giddy; the earth on which he stood felt as if unsound, and quaking under his feet like the surface of a bog; and he had once or twice nearly fallen, though the path he trode was of firm greensward.

    The Abbot

  • He entered the presence of the Prince of Scotland, creeping as if he trode upon eggs, with downcast eyes, and a frame that seemed shrunk up by

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • In other respects, he was experienced in the ways of courts, calm, cool, and crafty, fixing upon the points which he desired to attain, while they were yet far removed, and never losing sight of them, though the winding paths in which he trode might occasionally seem to point to a different direction.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • “Then will it never mend my pace along the Couvrefew Street for the best one man that ever trode it.”

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Lord Menteith as being the lightest and most fairy figure that ever trode the turf by moonlight.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • I did kick against an upjutting rock here, and fall upon a great and unseen boulder there, and so was shaken very quickly to a sound knowledge that I trode the hard and actual earth; and had no true dealings with unreal matters.

    The Night Land

  • They exchanged their parting reverences, and the Duke, so soon as the ladies had turned their backs, assisted Jeanie to rise from the ground, and conducted her back through the avenue, which she trode with the feeling of one who walks in her sleep.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian


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