Invertext Online Technical Dictionary

bead

noun  

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Definition 1

Originally, prayer. Today, small perforated ball for threading with others on string used for counting (telling) one's prayers.

Source: Concise Oxford Dictionary


Context: Why do Catholics use the rosemary beads and what do they stand for?

Source: answers.yahoo.com 03/08/2008

Definition 2

Small perforated ball for threading with others on the string.

Source: Concise Oxford Dictionary


Context: The artist held workshops across the kingdom gathering together women to shout their names and to write them on to prayer beads that she has exhibited in the show.

Source: Financial Times 27/01/2010 (Peter Aspden)

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Banking