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bead

 (bēd)
n.
1.
a. A small, often round piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for stringing or threading.
b. beads A necklace made of such pieces.
c. beads Roman Catholic Church A rosary.
d. often beads Obsolete A prayer.
2. A small, round object, especially:
a. A drop of moisture: beads of sweat.
b. A bubble of gas in a liquid.
c. A small metal knob on the muzzle of a firearm, such as a rifle, used for sighting.
3. A strip of material, usually wood, with one molded edge placed flush against the inner part of a door or window frame.
4. Architecture
a. A decoration consisting of a usually continuous series of small spherical shapes, as on a convex molding.
b. Beading.
5. A projecting rim or lip, as on a pneumatic tire.
6. A line of continuously applied ductile material, such as solder or caulking compound.
7. Chemistry A globule of fused borax or other flux used in a bead test.
tr. & intr.v. bead·ed, bead·ing, beads
To furnish with or collect into beads.
Idiom:
draw/get a bead on
To take careful aim at.

[Middle English bede, rosary bead, prayer, from Old English bed, bedu, gebed, prayer; see gwhedh- in Indo-European roots.]

bead

(biːd)
n
1. (Crafts) a small usually spherical piece of glass, wood, plastic, etc, with a hole through it by means of which it may be strung with others to form a necklace, etc
2. a small drop of moisture: a bead of sweat.
3. a small bubble in or on a liquid
4. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a small metallic knob acting as the sight of a firearm
5. (Shooting) draw a bead on to aim a rifle or pistol at
6. (Architecture) architect carpentry Also called: astragal a small convex moulding having a semicircular cross section
7. (Chemistry) chem a small solid globule made by fusing a powdered sample with borax or a similar flux on a platinum wire. The colour of the globule serves as a test for the presence of certain metals (bead test)
8. (Metallurgy) metallurgy a deposit of welding metal on the surface of a metal workpiece, often used to examine the structure of the weld zone
9. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church one of the beads of a rosary
10. (Roman Catholic Church) count one's beads say one's beads tell one's beads to pray with a rosary
vb
11. (Crafts) (tr) to decorate with beads
12. to form into beads or drops
[Old English bed prayer; related to Old High German gibet prayer]
ˈbeaded adj

bead

(bid)
n.
1. a small, usu. round object of glass, wood, stone, or the like with a hole through it, often strung with others of its kind in necklaces, rosaries, etc.
2. beads,
a. a necklace of beads.
b. a rosary.
3. any small globular or cylindrical body, as a drop of liquid or a bubble in an effervescent liquid: beads of sweat.
4. the front sight of a rifle or gun.
5. a reinforced area of a rubber tire.
6. a small molding having a convex circular section and, usu., a continuous cylindrical surface; astragal.
7. a continuous deposit of fused metal formed by arc welding.
v.t.
8. to ornament with beads.
9. to form beads or a bead on.
v.i.
10. to form beads; form in beads or drops.
Idioms:
draw or get a bead on, to take careful aim at (a target).
[before 900; Middle English bede prayer, prayer bead, Old English bed-, gebed, prayer]
bead′ed, adj.

bead


Past participle: beaded
Gerund: beading

Imperative
bead
bead
Present
I bead
you bead
he/she/it beads
we bead
you bead
they bead
Preterite
I beaded
you beaded
he/she/it beaded
we beaded
you beaded
they beaded
Present Continuous
I am beading
you are beading
he/she/it is beading
we are beading
you are beading
they are beading
Present Perfect
I have beaded
you have beaded
he/she/it has beaded
we have beaded
you have beaded
they have beaded
Past Continuous
I was beading
you were beading
he/she/it was beading
we were beading
you were beading
they were beading
Past Perfect
I had beaded
you had beaded
he/she/it had beaded
we had beaded
you had beaded
they had beaded
Future
I will bead
you will bead
he/she/it will bead
we will bead
you will bead
they will bead
Future Perfect
I will have beaded
you will have beaded
he/she/it will have beaded
we will have beaded
you will have beaded
they will have beaded
Future Continuous
I will be beading
you will be beading
he/she/it will be beading
we will be beading
you will be beading
they will be beading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been beading
you have been beading
he/she/it has been beading
we have been beading
you have been beading
they have been beading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been beading
you will have been beading
he/she/it will have been beading
we will have been beading
you will have been beading
they will have been beading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been beading
you had been beading
he/she/it had been beading
we had been beading
you had been beading
they had been beading
Conditional
I would bead
you would bead
he/she/it would bead
we would bead
you would bead
they would bead
Past Conditional
I would have beaded
you would have beaded
he/she/it would have beaded
we would have beaded
you would have beaded
they would have beaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bead - a small ball with a hole through the middlebead - a small ball with a hole through the middle
bugle - a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothing for decoration
jewellery, jewelry - an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
2.bead - a shape that is spherical and smallbead - a shape that is spherical and small; "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead"
sphere - a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)
dewdrop - a drop of dew
teardrop - anything shaped like a falling drop (as a pendant gem on an earring)
3.bead - a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniturebead - a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
moulding, molding - a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
bead and quirk, quirk bead - beading formed with a narrow groove separating it from the surface it decorates
Verb1.bead - form into beads, as of water or sweat, for examplebead - form into beads, as of water or sweat, for example
form - assume a form or shape; "the water formed little beads"
2.bead - decorate by sewing beads ontobead - decorate by sewing beads onto; "bead the wedding gown"
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
3.bead - string together like beadsbead - string together like beads    
string, thread, draw - thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries"

bead

noun
1. ball, pearl, globe, sphere, pellet, orb, pill, spherule The beads scattered all over the floor.
2. drop, tear, bubble, pearl, dot, drip, blob, droplet, globule, driblet beads of blood
plural noun
1. necklace, pearls, pendant, choker, necklet, chaplet baubles, bangles and beads
Translations
خَرَزَةخَرَزَه
korálek
perle
helmipisara
kuglica
üveggyöngy
perla
ビーズ
구슬
kaip karoliukaskaroliukas
krellekrelleskreļļu virtene
jagodakroglica na ogrlici
glaspärlapärla
ลูกปัด
boncuktesbih vb.tanesi
hạt

bead

[biːd] N
1. (gen) → cuenta f; [of glass] → abalorio m beads (= necklace) → collar m (Rel) → rosario m
to tell one's beadsrezar el rosario
2. [of dew, sweat] → gota f
3. [of gun] → mira f globular
to draw a bead onapuntar a

bead

[ˈbiːd]
n
(on jewellery)perle f
a string of beads (= necklace) → un collier
[dew, sweat] → goutte f beads
npl (= necklace) → collier m

bead

n
Perle f; (string of) beadsPerlenschnur f; (= necklace)Perlenkette f; to tell one’s beadsden Rosenkranz beten
(= drop: of dew, sweat) → Perle f, → Tropfen m
(of gun)Korn nt; to draw a bead on somebodyauf jdn zielen

bead

[biːd] nperlina; (of rosary) → grano; (of dew, sweat) → goccia beads npl (necklace) → collana (also rosary beads) → corona (del rosario), rosario

bead

(biːd) noun
a little ball of glass etc strung with others in a necklace etc. She's wearing two strings of wooden beads.
ˈbeady adjective
(of eyes) small and bright. the beady eyes of the bird.

bead

خَرَزَة korálek perle Perle χάντρα cuenta helmi perle kuglica perlina ビーズ 구슬 kraal perle koralik contas бусина glaspärla ลูกปัด boncuk hạt 珠子