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meanings of bead


  1. Prayer, later especially with a rosary.
  2. A bubble, in spirits.
  3. Knowledge sufficient to direct one's activities to a purpose.
  4. A narrow molding with semicircular section.
  5. A small, round ball at the end of a barrel of a gun used for aiming.
  6. Each in a string of small balls making up the rosary or paternoster.
  7. A small, round object.
  8. Front sight of a gun.
  9. A small, round object with a hole to allow it to be threaded on a cord or wire.
  10. A rigid edge of a tire that mounts it on a wheel; tire bead.
  11. A glassy drop of molten flux, as borax or microcosmic salt, used as a solvent and color test for several mineral earths and oxides, as of iron, manganese, etc., before the blowpipe.
  12. A small drop of water or other liquid.
  13. (heading) A ridge, band, or molding.
  14. Various small, round solid objects.


  1. To apply beads to.
  2. To form into a bead.
  3. To cause beads to form on (something).

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