Meaning of BEAD in English

BEAD

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

beads of perspiration (= drops )

He wiped the beads of perspiration from his brow.

beads of sweat (= drops of sweat )

There were beads of sweat on his forehead.

worry beads

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

small

These will rapidly solidify to form small beads of glass, a type of solid with a disorderly molecular arrangement.

Corrigan felt small beads of sweat run from his armpits down his sides.

Her forehead had small beads of sweat on it that glistened in the lamp light.

His big hand wiped the small beads of sweat that had accumulated on his brow.

Carefully reposition the bridge and press firmly until a small bead of glue appears around the edge.

tiny

Collect together sequins, tiny glass beads , tiny shells, bits of lace and braid and ribbon.

As the car hits the top of the bridge, tiny beads of sweat form on his forehead.

The silvery substance clung to his skin, looking like tiny beads of mercury, as slippery as graphite between his fingers.

Satiated, her tongue genteelly licks away a tiny bead of sauce that lingers on her lip.

These are attached with a tiny matching bead .

■ NOUN

glass

The vertical column is filled with glass beads or randomly orientated short pieces of glass tubing.

Collect together sequins, tiny glass beads , tiny shells, bits of lace and braid and ribbon.

In several instances hearths associated with workshop waste products were found, particularly for the production of glass beads and bronze jewellery.

The evidence for glass bead production at Ribe is comprehensive, and the material has yet to be published in full.

A wide range of glass bead types were found decorated in a number of ways.

Work has so far included research into early medieval glass beads which provides supporting evidence for the fragmentary work on vessel glass.

worry

Use a couple of small ones as worry beads , jiggling them around in the palm of your hand.

He passes time gossiping, fingering worry beads and sipping ouzo.

Shoulders hunched into the collar of his leather jacket, fists clenched inside the pockets, eyes little worry beads of suspicion.

■ VERB

draw

My adversary raised and very deliberately drew a bead on me.

I drew as close a bead as I could....

use

The children in the following example were using a collection of beads , and their teacher decided to initiate an activity.

Rock crystal was used for beads and was made into spheres mounted in metal cages, but the distributions are different.

The opaque glasses used for making the beads provide us with a somewhat different level of inference.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

string of pearls/lights/beads etc

A string of lights on the prom Dancing mad in the storm Who lives in such a place?

A string of pearls was around her neck, and the bones of her right hand clutched a Bible.

Beads can choke babies if swallowed, and long strings of beads can also half-strangle older children.

Careful inspection of the image showed what looked like a string of pearls embedded in a bright haze.

There was a cavity beneath with a string of pearls in it.

When the harbor across the bay becomes a string of lights, foghorns take up the bass.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Beads of moisture have formed on the inside of the window.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Beads can choke babies if swallowed, and long strings of beads can also half-strangle older children.

Captures may damage it and the beads of glue exposed to the air may lose some of their stickiness.

In several instances hearths associated with workshop waste products were found, particularly for the production of glass beads and bronze jewellery.

Mardi Gras goods can be purchases at the 707 W.. Main St. store, starting at $ 1 for beads.

Oxfam says it wasn't aware of a warning about the beads, issued seven months ago.

Women in a riot of beads, bandannas and provocative bustles followed to centre nave.

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