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bead

bead

 
pronunciation:
bid
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small, generally round object, usu. made of glass, wood, or the like with a hole through its center for stringing to make necklaces or for decorating clothing.
 
similar words:
wampum
definition 2: a necklace or rosary composed of beads.
synonyms:
chaplet, necklace
similar words:
chain, choker, rosary
definition 3: a small, spherical object or quantity, such as a drop of liquid or a gas bubble.
beads of rain
synonyms:
drop, droplet, glob, globule
similar words:
bubble, dab, dot
definition 4: the sight on the front or muzzle end of a gun.
synonyms:
sight
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: beaded, beading, beads
definition 1: to decorate with beads.
similar words:
adorn, bedeck, decorate, embellish, ornament, trim
definition 2: to form beads on.
similar words:
dot
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to form beads or drops.
similar words:
ball, dot
definition 2: to use beads to create decorative products.
derivation: beadlike (adj.)
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  jewelry, mollusk