Definition of Beads

1. Noun. Several beads threaded together on a string.

Exact synonyms: String Of Beads
Specialized synonyms: Prayer Beads, Rosary, Peag, Wampum, Wampumpeag
Generic synonyms: String



Definition of Beads

1. Noun. (plural of bead) ¹

2. Noun. A beaded necklaces. ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of bead) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beads

1. bead [v] - See also: bead

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beads

beading plane
beadings
beadledom
beadledoms
beadleries
beadlery
beadles
beadleship
beadless
beadlike
beadman
beadmen
beadroll
beadrolls
beads (current term)
beadsman
beadsmen
beadsnake
beadsnakes
beadswoman
beadwork
beadworks
beady
beady-eyed
beag
beagle
beagled
beaglepuss
beagler

Literary usage of Beads

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In the fifteenth century, wearing the beads at one's girdle was a ... If a certain worldliness in the use of beads as ornaments in those days had to be ..."

2. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2001)
"of their nose below the gristle they make a hole in which they wear a type of long earrings threaded with beads, corals and amber." beads were also accorded ..."

3. Archeological Explorations in Northeastern Arizona by Alfred Vincent Kidder, Samuel James Guernsey (1919)
"Hemispherical stone beads are much larger, averaging seven- sixteenths inch in diameter. The biconical nature of the large bore is shown in figure 76, a, ..."

4. Economic and Social History of New England, 1620-1789 by William Babcock Weeden (1891)
"The original use of the words is not altogether clear; some contend that there was no generic word among the Indians signifying beads. ..."

5. The Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World: Being a by John George Wood (1879)
"The whole of the interior is so thickly covered with beads that the leather is quite concealed. The beads in the centre are red, and the others are white. ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1907)
"Assistant Attorney General Sanford argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent: The beads in question, being in fact strung on cotton threads, ..."

7. Karanòg: The Romano-Nubian Cemetery by Leonard Woolley, David Randall-MacIver (1910)
"Sixteen large uniform dodecagonal beads of semi-opaque blue glass. ... Sixty-nine small dodecagonal beads of blue glass with red and white agate band, ..."

8. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1907)
"whether certain importations of metal beads ei are dutiable under paragraph ... The applicable paragraphs are respectively as follows: 408, "beads of all ..."

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