trodden [trod-n] Examples verb
- a past participle of tread.
Related formswell-trod·den, adjective Examples from the Web for well-trodden Contemporary Examples of well-trodden
As has been well-trodden at this point, the lyrics to this classic duet are quite concerning.
November 19, 2014
Though the idea of parsing meaning from hip-hop is new, the link between music and mental health is well-trodden ground.
November 17, 2014
A stone mosque built not long after the city became a well-trodden passageway still stands as a central attraction in the town.
September 11, 2014
Evans has a few choice quips for spotting and avoiding the well-trodden, souvenir-shop-lined tourist routes.
March 7, 2013
The Tudor period is well-trodden ground in historical fiction and I admit I picked this book up wearily, thinking I knew it all.
May 11, 2011
Historical Examples of well-trodden
Taking the canoe and freight upon their shoulders, they carried them along the well-trodden trail which constituted the portage.
John S. C. Abbott
The next morning La Salle took his brother and seven men, and followed a well-trodden Indian trail in search of a village.
John S. C. Abbott
The deer and moose were in their well-trodden “yards,” for the snow was deep.
Charles G. D. Roberts
It had stood for some time, as was shown by the well-trodden snow.
James Willard Schultz
It was no well-trodden path that Garry followed, but he knew his landmarks.
British Dictionary definitions for well-trodden well-trodden adjective (well trodden when postpositive)
- (of a path, route, etc) much frequented or used by walkers, travellers, etc
- a past participle of tread
Word Origin and History for well-trodden trodden adj.
“that has been stepped on,” 1540s, from past participle of tread (v.). The past participle was altered from Middle English treden under influence of Middle English past participles such as stolen from steal.