Complete Definition of "bead"

English
Image:Beads.jpg|thumb|right| Beads

Etymology
Old English gebed|Ä¡ebed, from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch bede, German Gebet.

Pronunciation
IPA|/bi:d/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-i�d|-i�d

Noun
en-noun

  1. archaic prayer|Prayer, later especially with a rosary.

#*1760: That he must believe in the Pope;�go to Mass;�cross himself;�tell his beads;�be a good Catholick, and that this, in all conscience, was enough to carry him to heaven. � Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Penguin 2003, p. 115)

  1. Each in a string of small balls making up the rosary or paternoster.
  2. A small round object with a hole to allow it to be threaded on a cord or wire.
  3. A small drop of water or other liquid.

#:beads of sweat

Translations
trans-top|rosary ball
Finnish: helmi
trans-mid
Slovene: jagoda f
Spanish: cuenta f
trans-bottom

trans-top|small round object
Apache:

  • Chiricahua: yoo
  • Lipan: yoo
  • Plains: zhoo
  • Western: yoo, yooâ��

Finnish: helmi
French: perle f
Italian: grano m
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|��ر�
Navajo: yoo�
Portuguese: conta f
Spanish: cuenta f
Swedish: pärla c
trans-bottom

trans-top|small drop of liquid
Finnish: helmi, pisara
French: goutte f
Italian: goccia f
trans-mid
Portuguese: gota f
Spanish: gota f
Swedish: pärla c
trans-bottom

Verb
en-verb

  1. intransitive To form into a bead.

#: The raindrops beaded on the car's waxed finish.

  1. transitive To apply beads to.

#: She spent the morning beading the gown.

  1. transitive To form into a bead.

#: He beaded some solder for the ends of the wire.


Hungarian

Etymology
A compound of the coverb be#Hungarian|be and the verb ad#Hungarian|ad

Verb
bead

  1. hand in

Category:Hungarian verbs


Old English

Pronunciation
IPA|/bæ:ad/

Verb form
unicode|b�ad

  1. first- and third-person singular preterite of beodan|b�odan

ar:bead
fa:bead
fr:bead
io:bead
ru:bead
fi:bead
te:bead
vi:bead
tr:bead
zh:bead

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