HyperDic: bead

English > 6 senses of the word bead:
NOUNartifactbeada small ball with a hole through the middle
shapebead, drop, pearla shape that is spherical and small
artifactbead, beading, beadwork, astragala beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
VERBstativebeadform into beads, as of water or sweat / sweat, for example
creationbeaddecorate by sewing beads onto
contactbeadstring together like beads
bead > pronunciation
Soundsbiy'd
Rhymesable-bodied ... worried: 105 rhymes with iyd...
English > bead: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA small ball with a hole through the middle.
NarrowerbugleA tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothing for decoration
Broaderjewelry, jewelleryAn adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
Spanishcuenta
Catalangranadura
Adjectivesbeadycovered with beads or jewels or sequins
Verbsbeadstring together like beads
beaddecorate by sewing beads onto
English > bead: 6 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningA shape that is spherical and small.
Example "beads of sweat on his forehead"
Synonymsdrop, pearl
NarrowerdewdropA drop of dew
teardropAnything shaped like a falling drop (as a pendant gem / gem on an earring)
BroadersphereA solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)
Spanishgota, perla
Catalangota, perla
Adjectivesbeadysmall and round and shiny like a shiny bead or button
Verbsbeadform into beads, as of water or sweat / sweat, for example
English > bead: 6 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture.
Synonymsbeading, beadwork, astragal
Narrowerquirk bead, bead and quirkbeading formed with a narrow groove separating it from the surface it decorates
Broadermolding, mouldingA decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
Spanishabalorio, astrágalo, cuenta, junquillo
Catalanastràgal, fuserol
English > bead: 6 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningform into beads, as of water or sweat / sweat, for example.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Broaderformassume a form or shape
Nounsbeada shape that is spherical and small
English > bead: 6 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningdecorate by sewing beads onto.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"bead the wedding gown"
Broaderdecorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautifymake more attractive by adding ornament, colour / colour, etc.
Spanishadornar con cuentas
Nounsbeada small ball with a hole through the middle
English > bead: 6 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningstring together like beads.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderstring, thread, drawthread on or as if on a string
Nounsbeada small ball with a hole through the middle

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