Threading vs. Treading

Threading vs. Treading — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Threading and Treading

Threadingnoun

Fine cord of a fibrous material, such as cotton or flax, made of two or more filaments twisted together and used in needlework and the weaving of cloth.

Treadingverb

To walk on, over, or along

tread the pavement.

Threadingnoun

A piece of such cord.

Treadingverb

To press beneath the feet; trample

dirt that was trodden into the rug.

Threadingnoun

A thin strand, cord, or filament of natural or manufactured material.

Treadingverb

To treat unjustly or harshly; oppress

people who were trodden down by tyrants.

Threadingnoun

Something that suggests the fineness or thinness of such a strand, cord, or filament

a thread of smoke.

Treadingverb

To form by walking or trampling

tread a path.

Threadingnoun

Something that suggests the continuousness of such a strand, cord, or filament

lost the thread of his argument.

Treadingverb

To execute by walking or dancing

tread a measure.

Threadingnoun

A helical or spiral ridge on a screw, nut, or bolt.

Treadingverb

To copulate with. Used of a male bird.

Threadingnoun

A portion of a program that can run independently of and concurrently with other portions of the program.

Treadingverb

To go on foot; walk.

Threadingnoun

A set of posts on a newsgroup, composed of an initial post about a topic and all responses to it.

Treadingverb

To set down the foot; step.

Threadingnoun

threads(Slang)Clothes.

Treadingverb

To trample something. Used with on or upon

Don't tread on the new grass.

Threadingverb

To pass one end of a thread through the eye of (a needle, for example).

Treadingverb

To treat someone or something unjustly or harshly. Used with on or upon

a regime treading upon the rights of the citizens.

Threadingverb

To pass (something) through in the manner of a thread

thread the wire through the opening.

Treadingverb

To copulate. Used of birds.

Threadingverb

To pass a tape or film into or through (a device)

thread a film projector.

Treadingnoun

The act, manner, or sound of treading.

Threadingverb

To pass (a tape or film) into or through a device.

Treadingnoun

An instance of treading; a step.

Threadingverb

To connect by running a thread through; string

thread beads.

Treadingnoun

A mark made by treading, as in snow.

Threadingverb

(Sports) To throw or send (a pass) through a heavily defended area to a teammate.

Treadingnoun

The upper horizontal part of a step in a staircase.

Threadingverb

To make one's way cautiously through

threading dark alleys.

Treadingnoun

The part of a wheel or tire that makes contact with the road or rails.

Threadingverb

To make (one's way) cautiously through something.

Treadingnoun

The grooved face of a tire.

Threadingverb

To occur here and there throughout; pervade

“More than 90 geologic faults thread the Los Angeles area” (Science News).

Treadingnoun

The part of a shoe sole that touches the ground.

Threadingverb

To machine a thread on (a screw, nut, or bolt).

Treadingnoun

Either of the continuous ridged belts with which bulldozers, tanks, and certain other vehicles move over the ground.

Threadingverb

To remove (body hair) by using a looped thread that has been wound tightly in the middle.

Treadingnoun

The act of one who treads.

Threadingverb

To make one's way cautiously

threaded through the shoals and sandbars.

Threadingverb

To proceed by a winding course.

Threadingverb

To form a thread when dropped from a spoon, as boiling sugar syrup.

Threadingnoun

The act or process by which something is threaded (in various senses).

Threadingnoun

An ancient Eastern method for removing hair by means of a thread, which is rolled over the hair in order to pluck it out at the follicle level.