Associations to the word «Bead»


BEAD, noun. (archaic) Prayer, later especially with a rosary. [from 9thc.]
BEAD, noun. Each in a string of small balls making up the rosary or paternoster. [from 14thc.]
BEAD, noun. A small round object.
BEAD, noun. A small round object with a hole to allow it to be threaded on a cord or wire. [from 15thc.]
BEAD, noun. A small round solid object.
BEAD, noun. A small drop of water or other liquid. [from 16thc.]
BEAD, noun. A bubble, in spirits.
BEAD, noun. A small round ball at the end of a barrel of a gun used for aiming.
BEAD, noun. (heading) A ridge, band, or molding.
BEAD, noun. A rigid edge of a tire that mounts it on a wheel; tire bead. [from 20thc.]
BEAD, noun. A knowledge sufficient to direct one's activities to a purpose.
BEAD, noun. (chemistry) (dated) 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.
BEAD, noun. Front sight of a gun.
BEAD, verb. (intransitive) To form into a bead.
BEAD, verb. (transitive) To apply beads to.
BEAD, verb. (transitive) To form into a bead.
BEAD BREAKER, noun. (automotive) A tool or device used to separate the bead from a tire rim.
BEAD FERN, noun. Sensitive fern
BEAD LIGHTNING, noun. A relatively rare form of cloud-to-ground lightning which appears to break up into a string of short, bright sections, and lasts longer than the usual discharge channel.
BEAD PROOF, noun. (distilleries) A certain degree of strength in alcoholic liquor, as formerly ascertained by the floating or sinking of glass globules of different specific gravities thrown into it, and later by more accurate meters.
BEAD PROOF, noun. A degree of strength in alcoholic liquor as shown by beads or small bubbles remaining on its surface, or at the side of the glass, when shaken.
BEAD TREE, noun. Melia azedarach, a deciduous or semi-evergreen tree with poisonous fruit, native to India, Southeast Asia, and northern Australia.

Dictionary definition

BEAD, noun. A small ball with a hole through the middle.
BEAD, noun. A shape that is spherical and small; "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead".
BEAD, noun. A beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture.
BEAD, verb. Form into beads, as of water or sweat, for example.
BEAD, verb. Decorate by sewing beads onto; "bead the wedding gown".
BEAD, verb. String together like beads.

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