- beaded lizard,
- beading of ribs,
- beadle, george wells,
Origin of beading
- 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
Examples from the Web for beading
Vibrant color surfaced in textile and in beading and embroidery.
For the past few days, 17-year-old Jeanne has been working on a beading project at KOFAVIV.
The top of the apron or single piece is finished with a piece of beading which is sewed on, as on the pocket.The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft|Effie Archer Archer
By the time she did grasp it, her knees were beading weakly beneath the weight of her body.Lonesome Land|B. M. Bower
An adjustable stop, to be used in beading the edges of matched boards, is inserted on the left side of the sliding section B.Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
Passengers furnished their own board and beading, and they were required to bring a supply sufficient for ten to twelve weeks.
At the home of a lady of Wyandot lineage, is exhibited an elaborate piece of beading, of great age, in fleur-de-lis pattern.Legends of The Kaw|Carrie de Voe
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.