bead Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"bead" in British English

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beadnoun [C]

uk   us   /biːd/

bead noun [C] (JEWELLERY)

a ​small, ​coloured, often round ​piece of ​plastic, ​wood, ​glass, etc. with a ​hole through it. It is usually put on a ​string with a lot of ​others to make ​jewellery: She ​wore a ​necklace of ​brightlycolouredwooden beads.

bead noun [C] (LIQUID)

a very ​smallamount of ​liquid: Beads ofsweatstood out on his ​forehead.
(Definition of bead from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bead" in American English

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beadnoun [C]

 us   /bid/
a ​small, often round ​piece of ​plastic, ​wood, ​glass, or other ​material with a ​hole through it, which is put on a ​string to make ​jewelry such as a necklace : She ​fingered the beads of her ​rosary. fig. Beads of ​sweatformed on his ​forehead as he ​worked in the ​sun.
(Definition of bead from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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