Definitions for bead
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word bead.
a small ball with a hole through the middle
drop, bead, pearlnoun
a shape that is spherical and small
"he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead"
beading, bead, beadwork, astragalverb
a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
form into beads, as of water or sweat, for example
decorate by sewing beads onto
"bead the wedding gown"
string together like beads
Prayer, later especially with a rosary.
Each in a string of small balls making up the rosary or paternoster.
A small round object
A ridge, band, or molding.
A knowledge sufficient to direct one's activities to a purpose.
We now have a bead on the main technical issues for the project.
To form into a bead.
The raindrops beaded on the car's waxed finish.
To apply beads to.
She spent the morning beading the gown.
Etymology: From gebed, from. Cognate with Dutch bede, German Gebet.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: beade, prayer, Saxon.
That aged dame, the lady of the place,
Who all this while was busy at her beads. Fairy Q. b. i.
Thy voice I seem in every hymn to hear,
With ev’ry bead I drop too soft a tear. Alexander Pope, El. to Abel.
With scarfs and fans, and double change of brav’ry,
With amber bracelets, beads, and all such knav’ry. William Shakespeare, Taming of a Shrew.
Thy spirit within thee hath been so at war,
That beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow. William Shakespeare, H. IV.
Several yellow lumps of amber, almost like beads, with one side flat, had fastened themselves to the bottom. Boyle.
A bead is a small, decorative object that is formed in a variety of shapes and sizes of a material such as stone, bone, shell, glass, plastic, wood, or pearl and with a small hole for threading or stringing. Beads range in size from under 1 millimetre (0.039 in) to over 1 centimetre (0.39 in) in diameter. Beads represent some of the earliest forms of jewellery, with a pair of beads made from Nassarius sea snail shells dating to approximately 100,000 years ago thought to be the earliest known example. Beadwork is the art or craft of making things with beads. Beads can be woven together with specialized thread, strung onto thread or soft, flexible wire, or adhered to a surface (e.g. fabric, clay).
A bead is a small piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for threading or stringing. Beads are often used in jewelry making, decoration, or crafting. They may come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and may be engraved or painted with patterns.
a little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread, and worn for ornament; or used in a rosary for counting prayers, as by Roman Catholics and Mohammedans, whence the phrases to tell beads, to at one's beads, to bid beads, etc., meaning, to be at prayer
any small globular body
a bubble in spirits
a drop of sweat or other liquid
a small knob of metal on a firearm, used for taking aim (whence the expression to draw a bead, for, to take aim)
a small molding of rounded surface, the section being usually an arc of a circle. It may be continuous, or broken into short embossments
a glassy drop of molten flux, as borax or microcosmic salt, used as a solvent and color test for several mineral earths and oxides, as of iron, manganese, etc., before the blowpipe; as, the borax bead; the iron bead, etc
to ornament with beads or beading
to form beadlike bubbles
A bead is a small, decorative object of various shapes & sizes, being solid or hollow, but usually pierced for threading or stringing. Beads range in size from under 1 millimetre to over 1 centimetre in diameter. A pair of beads made from Nassarius sea snail shells, approximately 100,000 years old, are thought to be the earliest known examples of jewellery. Beadwork is the art or craft of making things with beads. Beads can be woven together with specialized thread, strung onto thread or soft, flexible wire, or adhered to a surface.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bēd, n. a little ball pierced for stringing, a series of which forms the rosary or paternoster, used in counting the prayers recited: any small ball of glass, amber, &c. strung in a series to form a necklace: a bead-like drop: the small knob of metal forming the front-sight of a gun—whence the Americanism, To draw a bead upon = to take aim at: (archit.) a narrow moulding with semicircular section.—v.t. to furnish with beads.—v.i. to form a bead or beads.—adj. Bead′ed, furnished with beads.—ns. Bead′-house, a house for poor people who were required to pray for the soul of the founder: an almshouse; Bead′ing, a moulding in imitation of beads.—adj. Bead′-proof, of such proof or strength as to carry beads or bubbles when shaken, as alcoholic liquors.—ns. Bead′-roll, in pre-Reformation times, a roll or list of the dead to be prayed for, hence a list of names, a long series: a rosary; Beads′man, Bedes′man, one employed to pray for others, or one endowed to do so: (Scot.) a public alms-man or licensed beggar:—fem. Beads′woman.—adj. Bead′y, bead-like, small and bright (of eyes): covered with beads or bubbles.—To say, tell, count one's beads, to offer a prayer. [A.S. bed, gebed, a prayer, from biddan, to pray. See Bid.]
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The numerical value of bead in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of bead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
This is really a call to say rather than waiting to see if we have an effective vaccine for adults, let's begin that work of at least evaluating the vaccines in adolescents and ever-decreasing ages, so that we get a good bead on the dosing, the dose schedule, and the potential effectiveness of that kind of a vaccine.
On completion of the excavations at Shu?fat, it is quite evident that there was a thriving settlement in the Jerusalem area in ancient times. Thousands of years later, the buildings uncovered are of a standard that would not fall short of Jerusalem’s architecture, this discovery represents a highly significant addition to our research of the city and the vicinity. Apart from the pottery, the fascinating flint finds attest to the livelihood of the local population in prehistoric times: Small sickle blades for harvesting cereal crops, chisels and polished axes for building, borers and awls, and even a bead made of carnelian (a gemstone), indicating that jewelry was either made or imported.
I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten--happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.
This discovery represents a highly significant addition to our research of the city and the vicinity. Apart from the pottery, the fascinating flint finds attest to the livelihood of the local population in prehistoric times: Small sickle blades for harvesting cereal crops, chisels and polished axes for building, borers and awls, and even a bead made of carnelian (a gemstone), indicating that jewelry was either made or imported, the grinding tools, mortars and pestles, like the basalt bowl, attest to technological skills as well as to the kinds of crafts practiced in the local community.
The world is still, for she is old And many´s the bead of life she´s told. Her gossip there, the watching moon Views hill and stream and wave and dune
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- мънисто, топче, капчицаBulgarian
- denaCatalan, Valencian
- Perle, TropfenGerman
- χάντρα, στάλαGreek
- gota, cuentaSpanish
- pisara, helmiFinnish
- grain, gouttelette, perleFrench
- perlina, goccia, gocciolina, granoItalian
- druppel, korrel, parel, kraalDutch
- yoo’Navajo, Navaho
- paciorek, koralikPolish
- miçanga, gota, contaPortuguese
- чётки, бисер, бусина, ка́пля, бу́сыRussian
- koralda, perla, jagodaSlovene
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