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beads

 
Noun bead has 3 senses
  1. bead - a small ball with a hole through the middle
    --1 is a kind of
    string; jewelry, jewellery; string; jewelry, jewellery
    --1 has particulars:
     rosary, prayer beads; wampum, peag, wampumpeag; 3 senses of bead ; bead; bugle; beads, string of beads; rosary, prayer beads; wampum, peag, wampumpeag; 3 senses of bead ; bead; bugle
    Derived forms: verb bead2, verb bead3
  2. drop, bead, pearl - a shape that is small and round; "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead"
    --2 is a kind of round shape; round shape
    --2 has particulars:
     teardrop; dewdrop; drop, bead, pearl; teardrop; dewdrop
    Derived form: verb bead1
  3. beading, bead, beadwork, astragal - a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
    --3 is a kind of molding, moulding; molding, moulding
    --3 has particulars:
     quirk bead, bead and quirk; beading, bead, beadwork, astragal; quirk bead, bead and quirk
Verb bead has 3 senses
  1. bead - form into beads, as of water or sweat, for example
    --1 is one way to
    form, take form, take shape, spring
    Derived form: noun bead2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  2. bead - decorate by sewing beads onto; "bead the wedding gown"
    --2 is one way to
    decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify
    Derived form: noun bead1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. bead - string together like beads
    --3 is one way to
    string, thread, draw
    Derived form: noun bead1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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