bead

  1. a small ball with a hole through the middle
  2. a shape that is small and round

Bead

In glazing, an applied sealant in a joint irrespective of the method of application, such as caulking bead, glazing bead, etc. Also a molding or stop used to hold glass or panels in position.
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bead

[n] - a small ball with a hole through the middle 2. [v] - form into beads, as of water or sweat, for example 3. [v] - decorate by sewing beads onto 4. [v] - string together like beads
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Bead

• (v. i.) To form beadlike bubbles. • (n.) A prayer. • (n.) A bubble in spirits. • (n.) Any small globular body • (n.) A little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread, and worn for ornament; or used in a rosary for counting prayers, as by Roman Catholics and Mohammedans, whence the phrases to tell beads, to at one`s bead...
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bead

noun a small ball with a hole through the middle
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Bead

[woodworking] A bead is a woodworking decorative treatment applied to various elements of wooden furniture, boxes and other items. A bead is typically a rounded shape cut into a square edge to soften the edge and provide some protection against splitting. Beads can be simple round shapes, or more complex patterns. A bead may be created with...
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Bead

Bead intransitive verb To form beadlike bubbles.
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Bead

Bead noun [ Middle English bede prayer, prayer bead, Anglo-Saxon bed , gebed , prayer; akin to Dutch bede , German bitte , Anglo-Saxon biddan , to ask, bid, German bitten to ask, and perhaps to Greek pei`qein to persuade, Latin fidere
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Bead

Bead transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Beaded ; present participle & verbal noun Beading .] To ornament with beads or beading.
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bead

1. A prayer. ... 2. A little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread, and worn for ornament; or used in a rosary for counting prayers, as by Roman Catholics and Mohammedans, whence the phrases to tell beads, to at one's beads, to bid beads, etc, meaning, to be at prayer. ... 3. Any small globular body; as, A bubble in spirits. ... A drop of sweat...
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Bead

1) Half-round cavity in a mold, or half-round projection or molding on a casting, 2) a single deposit of weld metal produced by fusion.
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Bead

A bead is a term used in jewellery to describe a small ornament that is usually spherical in shape but can take on any form. A bead can be made from various materials like glass, stone, plastic or wood and can be threaded with other beads to form a necklace, a bracelet ,a rosary or can be sewn on to a fabric for ornamental purposes.
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Bead

A bead was originally a prayer; then the name was given to a small perforated ball of gold, pearl, amber, glass, or the like, to be strung on a thread, and used in a rosary by Roman Catholics in numbering their prayers, one bead being passed at the end of-each ejaculation or short prayer. Later the word came to mean any such small ornamental body. ...
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Bead

A colloquial term referring to the bubbles that float in groups on top of a fermenting wine or Champagne/Sparkling Wine in the glass.
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Bead

A convex moulding, usually semi-circular. There are a variety of different types of beads. Examples include: angle bead, nosing bead, double bead and so forth.
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Bead

A round moulding with a quirk, used to remove the sharp arris, and to break the joint between boards. When several beads are placed together, they are called Reeds. If the bead lies below the surface, it is referred to as a Sunk Bead.
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Bead

A rounded raised portion running around a spindle turning.
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bead

A salient, rounded cordlike projecting ridge of bone, as in certain rodents where the superior border of the orbit is beaded.
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Bead

a semicircular piece of moulding. Bench dog or Bench stop
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Bead

A small quarter or half round molding. Bead moldings assist in transitions between other moldings or areas, and are often flexible enough to conform to minor discrepancies.
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bead

an electrically short dielectric support for the inner conductor of a coaxial line
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Bead

beads are small plastic balls with a hole through the centre for the line to go through. Placed on the line before and after weights they are used as a buffer to protect the line when casting or striking
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Bead

Colloquial term referring to the bubbles which float on top of a fermenting wine or champagne in the glass.
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Bead

In architecture a bead or astragal is a small moulding of rounded surface, the section being usually an arc of a circle. It may be continuous, or broken into short embossments. Beads are sometimes cut into pearls or other ornaments in Grecian and Roman architecture, in which beads occur much more frequently than in Gothic architecture.
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bead

In glazing, an applied sealant in a joint irrespective of the method of application, such as caulking bead, glazing bead, etc. Also a molding or stop used to hold glass or panels in position.
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