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