bead noun

1 small piece of glass, wood, etc.

ADJ. amber, glass, wooden, etc. | prayer, rosary

QUANT. strand, string a string of wooden beads

VERB + BEAD wear | fasten, put on | take off, undo, unfasten | thread She threaded the beads carefully.

BEAD + VERB hang A strand of coral beads hung round her neck.

BEAD + NOUN curtain

2 small drop of liquid

PHRASES a bead of moisture/perspiration/sweat