Origin of beaded
- 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)
Origin of bead
Synonyms for bead
Related Words for beadeddrain, distill, snow, seep, leak, drip, hail, bleed, splash, descend, percolate, bead, precipitate, trickle, dribble, emanate, ooze, trill
Examples from the Web for beaded
Contemporary Examples of beaded
There were four beaded black looks, with strong metal belts.All Hail, McQueen!
March 5, 2013
In another, she wears a white dress and a beaded necklace while holding an American flag.Candy Magazine Portrays Transgender Model As Michelle Obama
December 18, 2012
The crown jewel of the collection is a ballgown of tulle with a beaded bodice.New York Fashion Week: Backstage at Marchesa
Isabel Wilkinson, Kevin Tachman
February 17, 2011
Some featured products, like beaded bracelets and pillow shams, evoke the Italy-India-Bali theme of the story.Inside the Eat Pray Love Merchandising Machine
August 17, 2010
Historical Examples of beaded
Aunt Luceba wiped her beaded face with a large handkerchief.Tiverton Tales
Her florid face was beaded with perspiration as a result of her efforts.The Law-Breakers
Here we bought two pairs of beaded moccasins for seven dollars.A Woman who went to Alaska
May Kellogg Sullivan
Perlate: beaded: bearing relieved, rounded points in series.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
“Frank Orono,” said one, patting his hand on his beaded breast.Joan of Arc of the North Woods
Word Origin for bead
1570s, "to adorn with beads," from bead (n.). Meaning "to string like beads" is from 1883. Related: Beaded; beading.
mid-14c., bede "prayer bead," from Old English gebed "prayer," with intensive or collective prefix *ge- + Proto-Germanic *bidjan "to pray, entreat" (cf. Middle Dutch bede, Old High German beta, German bitte, Gothic bida "prayer, request"), from PIE *gwhedh- "to ask, pray." Shift in meaning came via beads threaded on a string to count prayers, and in phrases like to bid one's beads, to count one's beads. German cognate Bitte is the usual word for conversational request "please." Also related to bid (Old English biddan) and Gothic bidjan "to ask, pray." Sense transferred to "drop of liquid" 1590s; to "small knob forming front sight of a gun" 1831 (Kentucky slang); hence draw a bead on "take aim at," 1841, U.S. colloquial.
see draw a bead on.