Treader to Tree
(Tread"er) n. One who treads. Isa. xvi. 10.
(Tread"fowl`) n. A cock. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Trea"dle) n. [OE. tredyl a step, AS. tredel. See Tread.]
1. The part of a foot lathe, or other machine, which is pressed or moved by the foot.
2. (Biol.) The chalaza of a bird's egg; the tread.
(Tread"mill`) n. A mill worked by persons treading upon steps on the periphery of a wide wheel
having a horizontal axis. It is used principally as a means of prison discipline. Also, a mill worked by
horses, dogs, etc., treading an endless belt.
(Tread"-soft`ly) n. (Bot.) Spurge nettle. See under Nettle.
(Tread"wheel`) n. A wheel turned by persons or animals, by treading, climbing, or pushing
with the feet, upon its periphery or face. See Treadmill.
(Treague) n. [It. tregua; of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. true.] A truce. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Trea"son) n. [OE. tresun, treisun, traisoun, OF. traïson, F. trahison, L. traditio a giving up,
a delivering up, fr. tradere to give up, betray. See Traitor, and cf. Tradition.]
1. The offense of attempting to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance,
or of betraying the state into the hands of a foreign power; disloyalty; treachery.
The treason of the murthering in the bed.Chaucer.
In monarchies, the killing of the sovereign, or an attempt to take his life, is treason. In England, to imagine
or compass the death of the king, or of the queen consort, or of the heir apparent to the crown, is high
treason, as are many other offenses created by statute. In the United States, treason is confined to the
actual levying of war against the United States, or to an adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and
2. Loosely, the betrayal of any trust or confidence; treachery; perfidy.
If he be false, she shall his treason see.Chaucer. Petit treason. See under Petit.
(Trea"son*a*ble) a. Pertaining to treason; consisting of treason; involving the crime of treason,
or partaking of its guilt.
Most men's heads had been intoxicated with imaginations of plots and treasonable practices.Clarendon.
Syn. Treacherous; traitorous; perfidious; insidious.
Trea"son*a*ble*ness, n. Trea"son*a*bly, adv.
(Trea"son*ous) a. Treasonable. Shak.
The treasonous book of the Court of King James.Pepys.
(Treas"ure) n. [OE. tresor, tresour, F. trésor, L. thesaurus, Gr. a stone laid up, treasure,
probably from the root of to put, place. See Thesis, and cf. Thesaurus.]