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Noun: bead  beed
  1. A small ball with a hole through the middle
     
  2. A shape that is spherical and small
    "beads of sweat on his forehead";
    - drop, pearl
     
  3. A beaded moulding for edging or decorating furniture
    - beading, beadwork, astragal
Verb: bead  beed
  1. Form into beads, as of water or sweat, for example
     
  2. Decorate by sewing beads onto
    "bead the wedding gown"
     
  3. String together like beads

Derived forms: beading, beads, beaded

Type of: adorn, beautify, decorate, draw, embellish, form, grace, jewellery [Brit, Cdn], jewelry [N. Amer], molding [N. Amer], moulding [Brit, Cdn], ornament, sphere, string, thread

Encyclopedia: Bead