Part of speech: verb

To decorate with or as with beads; collect in beads; bubble; foam; sparkle.

Part of speech: noun

A little perforated sphere, or the like, intended to be strung on a thread.

Part of speech: noun

A rosary; hence, prayers.

Part of speech: noun

A bubble or bubbles of gas on a liquid; froth; a knob used as the front sight of a gun.

Part of speech: noun

A small convex molding.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "bead":

  1. Whitwell tilted his backward sloping hat to one side, so as to scratch the northeast corner of his bead thoughtfully. - "The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete", William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009.
  2. The white mehari lay on its side, the head and half the body buried, the bead collar faintly blue under a coating of yellow sand. - "Lord John in New York", C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson.
  3. If any one of the spears should be covered by the ring, the owner counts according to the colored bead on it. - "Indian Games", Andrew McFarland Davis.