Tread vs March - What's the difference?

tread | march |


As a verb tread

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

As a noun tread

is a step.

As a proper noun march is

the third month of the gregorian calendar, following february and preceding april abbreviation: mar' or ' .

tread

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) treden, from (etyl) {{term, tredan, , to tread, step on, trample, traverse, pass over, enter upon, roam through , lang=ang}}, from (etyl) , Norwegian treda.

Verb

  • To step or walk (on or over something); to trample.
  • He trod back and forth wearily.
    Don't tread on the lawn.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Fools rush in where angels fear to tread .
  • * Milton
  • ye that stately tread , or lowly creep
  • To step or walk upon.
  • Actors tread the boards.
  • To beat or press with the feet.
  • to tread''' a path; to '''tread''' land when too light; a well-'''trodden path
  • To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, etc.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • I am resolved to forsake Malta, tread a pilgrimage to fair Jerusalem.
  • * Shakespeare
  • They have measured many a mile, / To tread a measure with you on this grass.
  • To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue.
  • * Bible, Psalms xliv. 5
  • Through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
  • To copulate; said of (especially male) birds.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (of a male bird) To copulate with.
  • (Chaucer)
  • (tread)
  • Usage notes
    * "(term)" is not commonly used in the UK and is less common in the US as well. It is apparently used more often in (tread water). * (term) is sometimes used as a past and past participle, especially in the US.
    Derived terms
    * betread * * tread water * untrod * treading on eggshells Use of expression in delicate situations; be nice

    Etymology 2

    From the above verb.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A step.
  • A manner of stepping.
  • * Tennyson
  • She is coming, my own, my sweet; / Were it ever so airy a tread , / My heart would hear her and beat.
  • (obsolete) A way; a track or path.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • The grooves carved into the face of a tire, used to give the tire traction.
  • The grooves on the bottom of a shoe or other footwear, used to give grip or traction.
  • The horizontal part of a step in a flight of stairs.
  • The sound made when someone or something is walking.
  • * 1886 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde)
  • The steps fell lightly and oddly, with a certain swing, for all they went so slowly; it was different indeed from the heavy creaking tread of Henry Jekyll. Utterson sighed. "Is there never anything else?" he asked.
  • * 1896 , (Bret Harte), Barker's Luck and Other Stories
  • But when, after a singularly heavy tread and the jingle of spurs on the platform, the door flew open to the newcomer, he seemed a realization of our worst expectations.
  • (biology) The chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle.
  • The act of copulation in birds.
  • (fortification) The top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet.
  • A bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes, or strikes its feet together.
  • Synonyms
    * (horizontal part of a step) run
    Antonyms
    * (horizontal part of a step) rise, riser
    Derived terms
    *

    See also

    * (wikipedia)

    Anagrams

    *

    References

    march

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . Akin to (etyl) mearc'', ''?emearc "mark, boundary".

    Noun

    (es)
  • A formal, rhythmic way of walking, used especially by soldiers, bands and in ceremonies.
  • A political rally or parade
  • Any song in the genre of music written for marching (see )
  • Steady forward movement or progression.
  • the march of time
  • (euchre) The feat of taking all the tricks of a hand.
  • Synonyms
    * (steady forward movement or progression) process * (political rally) protest, parade, rally * (steady forward movement) advancement, progression
    Derived terms
    * countermarch * dead march * death march * double march * force-march * forced march * freedom march * frog-march, frog march, frog's march * funeral march * gain a march on, get a march on * grand march * hour of march * in a full march * in march * Jacksonian march * Jarvis march * line of march * make a march * march haemoglobinuria, march hemoglobinuria * march-on * march-order * march out * march-past * march-time * march tumor, march tumour * march to a different drummer * march to the beat of a different drum * minute of march * on a march * on the march * outmarch * rogue's march * route march, route-march, routemarch * slow march * snowball marches * steal a march * wedding march

    Verb

    (es)
  • To walk with long, regular strides, as a soldier does.
  • To cause someone to walk somewhere.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1967 , first = Barbara , last = Sleigh , authorlink = Barbara Sleigh , title = (Jessamy) , edition = 1993 , location = Sevenoaks, Kent , publisher=Bloomsbury , isbn = 0 340 19547 9 , page = 84 , url = , passage = The old man heaved himself from the chair, seized Jessamy by her pinafore frill and marched her to the house. }}
  • To go to war; to make military advances.
  • Derived terms
    * dismarch * marcher * marching * march off * march on * march to the beat of a different drum * outmarch * overmarch * remarch

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (es)
  • A border region, especially one originally set up to defend a boundary.
  • * , Book V:
  • Therefore, sir, be my counsayle, rere up your lyege peple and sende kynges and dewkes to loke unto your marchis , and that the mountaynes of Almayne be myghtyly kepte.
  • (label) A region at a frontier governed by a marquess.
  • The name for any of various territories with similar meanings or etymologies in their native languages.
  • * 1819 , (Lord Byron), , IV:
  • Juan's companion was a Romagnole, / But bred within the March of old Ancona.
    Synonyms
    * (border region) frontier, marchland * (territory) county palatinate, county palatine
    Derived terms
    * Lord Warden of the Marches * marcher * march-gat * march-land * march-man * march parts, march-party * * march stone * march-ward *

    Verb

  • To have common borders or frontiers
  • Etymology 3

    Noun

    (es)
  • (obsolete) Smallage.
  • Synonyms
    * (l)