verb (used with object), re·tread·ed, re·tread·ing.
- to put a new tread on (a worn pneumatic tire casing) either by recapping or by cutting fresh treads in the smooth surface.
- to repeat or do over, especially without the boldness or inventiveness of the original.
- a tire that has been retreaded.
- Slang. a person returned to active work after retirement, dismissal, etc.
- a person retrained for a new or more modern job or task.
- Informal. a repeating, reviving, or reworking of an old or familiar idea, presentation, story, etc., especially when unimaginative or hackneyed; rehash: a boring retread of a classic movie.
- Slang. a person representing older or previous times, ideas, policies, etc., especially when they are deemed passé or tiresome.
verb (riːˈtrɛd) -treads, -treading or -treaded
- (tr) another word for remould (def. 2)
- another word for remould (def. 3)
- Australian and NZ informal a pensioner who has resumed employment, esp in a former profession
- a film, piece of music, etc, which is a superficially altered version of an earlier original