beaded

[ bee-did ]
/ ˈbi dɪd /

adjective

ornamented with or largely composed of beads: a beaded handbag.

Origin of beaded

First recorded in 1570–80; bead + -ed3
Related formsun·bead·ed, adjective

Definition for beaded (2 of 2)

bead

[ beed ]
/ bid /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to form beads; form in beads or drops: perspiration beading on his forehead.

Origin of bead

before 900; Middle English bede prayer, prayer bead (where, on a rosary each bead symbolizes a prayer, the word for the notion symbolized was transferred to the designating object), Old English gebed prayer; akin to bid1, German Gebet
Related formsbead·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for beaded

bead

/ (biːd) /

noun

verb

(tr) to decorate with beads
to form into beads or drops
Derived Formsbeaded, adjective

Word Origin for bead

Old English bed prayer; related to Old High German gibet prayer
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Medicine definitions for beaded

beaded

[ bēdĭd ]

adj.

Having numerous small rounded projections often in a row.
Relating to, or being a series of noncontinuous bacterial colonies along the line of inoculation in a stab culture.
Of, relating to, or being stained bacteria that have more deeply stained granules occurring at regular intervals.
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Idioms and Phrases with beaded

bead


see draw a bead on.

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