• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Trod imp. & p. p. of Tread.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trod Tread; tramp; track.
    • trod Trampled; crushed; hence, insulted; degraded: much used in composition with an adverbial element: as, down-trodden.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Trod trod (obs.) tramp, track
    • pa.t., pa.p Trod of tread.
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  • Aristophanes
    “Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod.”


In literature:

Charles Mayne Young trod the boards with freedom.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Presently Prince Edward trod upon the broken flask, smashing it.
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
It was with a feeling of awe hitherto unknown to me that I trod the ground where my Redeemer had walked.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
There is no pass or crag in the north of Arran that my foot has not trod, and it will go hard if we find not Sir Piers in a few hours' time.
"The Thirsty Sword" by Robert Leighton
They did not stay long, but when they went away Robert Browning trod on air.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
He trod the way of ambition, and there was no room in his life for anything besides.
"The Lamp in the Desert" by Ethel M. Dell
Carlisle's foot trod upon the bottom step of the broad stairway.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
John Law trod a step nearer.
"The Mississippi Bubble" by Emerson Hough
Now you know why I'd be sorry that another man should follow the path I trod.
"The Jungle Girl" by Gordon Casserly
It was very dark in the depths where Weigall trod.
"The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories" by Gertrude Atherton

In poetry:

"Sweet, thou art sad."
"Beneath a rod
More heavy, Christ for my sake trod
The winepress of the wrath of God."
"The Three Enemies" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
My neighbours still upbraid me,
And murmur as I pass,
“There goes a man enchanted.
He trod on fairy grass."
"The Man Who Trod On Sleeping Grass" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
In my dream, methought I trod,
Yesternight, a mountain road;
Narrow as Al Sirat's span,
High as eagle's flight, it ran.
"My Dream" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Where'er the foot of man hath trod,
He feels the presence of a God:
Around, above, beneath,—where'er
His thought can reach, a God is there.
"God Omnipresent" by John Bowring
Hope flowering had but strength to bear
The fruitless fruitage of despair;
Grief trod the grapes of joy for wine,
Whereof love drinking unaware
Died as one undivine
And made no sign.
"On The Downs" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
O valley dear! I wish that I
'D a-liv'd in former times, to die
Wi' all the happy souls that trod
Thy turf in peäce, an' died to God;
Or gone wi' them that laugh'd an' zung
In happy days when I wer young!
"The Happy Days When I Wer Young" by William Barnes

In news:

For the Anglicans involved, it will mean new doctrinal depths, say Anglicans who have trod that path before.
For everyone shouting about the desperate need to pay the poor, exploited , impoverished, trod-up college athletes, I present Allan Guei.
Clad at times in camouflage, facemasks and face paint to blend in, poachers trod through the underbrush with makeshift tools such as tire irons and screwdrivers looking for ginseng , police say.
Archaeologists explore the site of London's first theater, where William Shakespeare himself once trod the boards.
God of snowstorms, god of potholes, every wretched road you've trod, coach-inns, cockroach haunts and rat holes, that's him, that's your Russian god.
Runners and cyclists will race where mules once trod, in the 10th annual Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon on Sunday.
Why Obama is following path trod by states, businesses now.
Pope Trod Own Path in Mideast.
Well- trod Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail features explosion of wineries.
Retracing the Steps Trod at Gettysburg.
Conversion of Albright's Jewish Family Followed a Well- Trod Path.
60 Miles From Broadway, History Trod the Boards.
The tony corporate boardroom is a well-trod market for AV integrators, but not the most hospitable one.
It was an evening of exploration—and perhaps even discovery—as the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra trod familiar trails and also ventured into some new territory with its concerts last weekend.
Clad at times in camouflage, face masks and face paint to blend in with the surroundings, poachers trod through the underbrush with makeshift tools such as tire irons and screwdrivers looking for ginseng, police said.