Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Beads or the material used for making them.
  • noun Ornamentation with beads.
  • noun Architecture A narrow, half-rounded molding; a bead.
  • noun A narrow piece of openwork lace through which ribbon may be run.
  • noun Tiny drops of condensation, as on the outside of a glass.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In arch, and joinery, a bead; collectively, the beads used in ornamenting a given structure or surface.
  • noun In bookbinding, see bead, n., 10.
  • noun In com., a preparation added to weak spirituous liquors to cause them to carry a bead, and to hang in pearly drops about the sides of the bottle or glass when poured out or shaken, it being a popular notion that spirit is strong in proportion as it shows such globules.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Arch.) Molding in imitation of beads.
  • noun The beads or bead-forming quality of certain liquors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of bead.
  • noun architecture Decoration or ornamental molding resembling a string of beads or of a semicircular cross section.
  • noun The beads or bead-forming quality of certain liquors.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
  • noun ornamentation with beads

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Examples

  • Â I used some of the same beads from the front for the rear cover, but not too many, as the beading is extremely time consuming.

    Kater’s Art » Blog Archive » Beaded Blue December Book

  • Good thing I saved last night's efforts in beading, then!

    Beaded doll again, other bits, blog contest

  • Good thing I saved last night's efforts in beading, then!

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • In fact, I might, in a fit of inexcusable hyperbole, prefer to have a flaming tire slung around my neck than this dress-necklace combo, but that's just because dresses with unnatural and undetachable jewelry (as opposed to beading, which is natural) are one of the (many) things that set me off on a rant.

    you know, there's another meaning of 'necklaced' - A Dress A Day

  • In fact, I might, in a fit of inexcusable hyperbole, prefer to have a flaming tire slung around my neck than this dress-necklace combo, but that's just because dresses with unnatural and undetachable jewelry (as opposed to beading, which is natural) are one of the (many) things that set me off on a rant.

    July 2006

  • My mother required of me original designs for my lessons in beading.

    American Indian Stories

  • She hit on the idea of beading for a business after the school instituted new security rules in 2006 requiring teachers to wear ID tags at all times.

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  • She hit on the idea of beading for a business after the school instituted new security rules in 2006 requiring teachers to wear ID tags at all times.

    Latest News

  • She hit on the idea of beading for a business after the school instituted new security rules in 2006 requiring teachers to wear ID tags at all times.

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  • She hit on the idea of beading for a business after the school instituted new security rules in 2006 requiring teachers to wear ID tags at all times.

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  • "In com., a preparation added to weak spirituous liquors to cause them to carry a bead, and to hang in pearly drops about the sides of the bottle or glass when poured out or shaken, it being a popular notion that spirit is strong in proportion as it shows such globules. A very small quantity of oil of vitriol or oil of almonds mixed with rectified spirit is often used for this purpose."

    --Cent. Dict.

    October 25, 2012