- a necklace of beads: You don't have your beads on this evening.
- a rosary.
- Obsolete. devotions; prayers.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for bead
Origin of bead
OTHER WORDS FROM beadbeadlike, adjective
Words nearby bead
Example sentences from the Web for bead
Each blanket is made from 100% cotton and contains non-toxic glass beads.Best weighted blanket: Sleep like a baby with our comfy bedding picks|PopSci Commerce Team|February 12, 2021|Popular Science
Pieces in the Wixarikas Collection are especially time consuming, requiring up to a week of work on just the colorful, detailed bead patterns.
Now researchers have demonstrated the bizarre effect for the first time in the laboratory by cooling glass beads as a proxy for the more complex freezing process of water.From Elvis worms to the Milky Way’s edge, these science stories sparked joy in 2020|Erika Engelhaupt|December 17, 2020|Science News
They start their lives as ribbons of linear components, called amino acids, like beads on a string.DeepMind’s AlphaFold Is Close to Solving One of Biology’s Greatest Challenges|Shelly Fan|December 15, 2020|Singularity Hub
In his rustic office, a cow tail with bead embroidery and a fez hanging above it like a crown are displayed on one wall.East Africa’s Healers Embrace Modern Medicine to Treat Depression|Charu Kasturi|December 8, 2020|Ozy
The wall directly opposite the entrance was covered in colorful glass and bead mosaics.
You can turn it over 17 times in your head and not really get a clear bead on what all that craziness means.The American Prophet of Delusion: Robert Stone in Conversation|David Samuels|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The bead embroidery on the back of her coat said “Revolution.”Ilya Yashin & Ksenia Sobchak, the Russian Opposition’s Romeo & Juliet|Anna Nemtsova|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It also takes years of training to be able to sew, embroider, bead, and otherwise embellish these clothes.Chanel, Armani, and Givenchy Present Their Haute-Couture Collections in Paris|Robin Givhan|July 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In contrast, Hell on Wheels often has too much happening to get a bead on where the story is going.
He seemed to have abandoned himself to a reverie, and to be seeing pleasing visions in the amber bead.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
When the doctor arrived in the country, Butifer drew a bead on him, in a corner of the forest.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
They are very timid, and will not look a stranger in the face, their bead-like eyes constantly shifting.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
Before he could draw a bead, the rabbit vanished behind a distant scrub oak.Restricted Tool|Malcolm B. Morehart
This projects some inches from the side of the boat, and the effect of this small bead in throwing off seas is most remarkable.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
British Dictionary definitions for bead
Derived forms of beadbeaded, adjective
Word Origin for bead
Idioms and Phrases with bead
see draw a bead on.