"bead" in the noun sense
a small ball with a hole through the middle
2. drop, bead, pearl
a shape that is spherical and small
"he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"
"beads of sweat on his forehead"
3. beading, bead, beadwork, astragal
a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
"bead" in the verb sense
form into beads, as of water or sweat, for example
decorate by sewing beads onto
"bead the wedding gown"
string together like beads
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