bead

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bead(
bid
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (round object with a hole through it)
a. la cuenta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A popular Mardi Gras tradition is to collect as many strings of beads as you can.Una tradición popular durante Mardi Gras es tratar de conseguir cuantos hilos de cuentas uno pueda.
Jane bought a straw hat decorated with wooden beads.Jane compró un sombrero de paja adornado con cuentas de madera.
b. el abalorio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of glass)
The child amused herself threading beads onto a string.La niña se entretenía ensartando abalorios en un cordel.
2. (drop)
a. la gota
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Beads of perspiration broke out on his forehead.Le brotaron gotas de sudor en la frente.
3. (on firearm)
a. la mira globular
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This front bead comes with a fully adjustable rear sight.Esta mira globular viene con un punto de mira trasero totalmente ajustable.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to cover with drops)
a. cubrir de gotas
Her forehead was beaded with perspiration.Tenía la frente cubierta de gotas de sudor.
beads
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (jewelry)
a. el collar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We bought her some beads that we knew she liked.Le compramos un collar que sabíamos que le gustaba.
6. (religious)
a. el rosario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It is time to pray, he said, taking out his beads.Es hora de rezar, dijo sacando su rosario.
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bead
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of glass)
a. la cuenta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of dew, sweat)
a. la gota f, perla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
a string of beadsunas cuentas ensartadas
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bead [biːd]
noun
1 (gen) cuenta (f); [of glass] abalorio (m);beads (necklace) collar (m); (Rel) rosario (m)
to tell one's beads rezar el rosario
2 [of dew, sweat] gota (f)
3 [of gun] mira (f) globular
to draw a bead on apuntar a
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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