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English noun: bead

1. bead (artifact) a small ball with a hole through the middle


Broader (hypernym)jewellery, jewelry


Narrower (hyponym)bugle

2. bead (shape) a shape that is spherical and small


SamplesHe studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops.
Beads of sweat on his forehead.


Synonymsdrop, pearl


Broader (hypernym)sphere


Narrower (hyponym)dewdrop, teardrop

3. bead (artifact) a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture


Synonymsastragal, beading, beadwork


Broader (hypernym)molding, moulding


Narrower (hyponym)bead and quirk, quirk bead


English verb: bead

1. bead (stative) form into beads, as of water or sweat, for example


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)form

2. bead (creation) decorate by sewing beads onto


SamplesBead the wedding gown.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

3. bead (contact) string together like beads


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw, string, thread









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