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
Synonyms for bead
Related Words for beadingdrain, distill, snow, seep, leak, drip, hail, bleed, splash, descend, percolate, bead, precipitate, trickle, dribble, emanate, ooze, trill
Examples from the Web for beading
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Historical Examples of beading
Only—there was a beading of fine moisture inside the thick globe.
She could also do beading and she was teaching Mary how to do it.Carl and the Cotton Gin
Sara Ware Bassett
It bore no ornamentation, save the beading of silver about its edges.A. D. 2000
Alvarado M. Fuller
Beading can be worked on this strip, as shown (see Beading).Woodworking for Beginners
Charles Gardner Wheeler
Night wove its shuttle across the sky, beading the dusk with stars.Caravans By Night
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.