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[uhn-tred] /ʌnˈtrɛd/
verb (used with object), untrod, untrodden or untrod, untreading.
to go back through in the same steps.
Origin of untread
1585-95; un-2 + tread


or untrodden

[uhn-trod] /ʌnˈtrɒd/
not trod; not traversed:
the untrod wastes of Antarctica.
1585-95; un-1 + trod Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for untrodden
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  • Was it the murmuring of the dark stream as it washed upon the untrodden shore?

    Life in London Edwin Hodder
  • Against it he, the king of the untrodden wilderness, could not hope to contend.

    The Black Phantom Leo Edward Miller
  • Mr. T—— and our young friend C—— walked on ahead of us, in order to break a track through the untrodden snow.

    Roughing it in the Bush Susanna Moodie
  • Two minutes before the moon had shone upon an untrodden expanse of snow.

    The Right Stuff Ian Hay
  • When the Alps have become unbearably Roshervilled, perhaps these untrodden fastnesses may solace the blas mountaineer.

    Northern Spain Edgar T. A. Wigram
  • The fields rested,—the villages were asleep,—the road was untrodden.

  • Where art thou laid—on what untrodden shore, Where nought is heard save ocean's sullen roar?

  • As you must have realized, in the pulpit, they are so hard to lead into untrodden paths.

    Hepsey Burke Frank Noyes Westcott
  • The peaks and ledges of untrodden snow danced in a whirling magical maze of rhythmic movement.

    Arundel Edward Frederic Benson
  • The sandy floor was untrodden; there were no marks of any one having been there.

    The Passion for Life Joseph Hocking
British Dictionary definitions for untrodden


verb -treads, -treading, -trod, -trodden, -trod
(transitive) (rare) to retrace (a course, path, etc)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for untrodden

c.1300, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of tread (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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