There are 2 translations of bead in Spanish:

bead1

Pronunciation: /biːd/

n

  • 1 1.1 (on necklace, bracelet) cuenta (f), abalorio (m) a string of beads una sarta de cuentas, un collar 1.2 (of rosary) cuenta (feminine) to say o tell one's beads [archaic/arcaico] rezar* el rosario
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    • She had green and gold beads for all us gals to put around our necks.
    • Wealthy women might have a string of brightly coloured beads linking the two brooches across the chest.
    • The beads, pendants, and engravings were surprisingly well-preserved.
    1.3 (drop) gota (feminine) beads of sweat/condensation gotas de sudor/condensación
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    • Sometimes, I see beads of glistening sweat dropping off her forehead.
    • Their limbs ached from walking so far and beads of sweat dropped onto the ground from the scorching sun.
    • Seconds later, Mel was back with a towel to wipe salty beads of liquid away from Sam's face.
  • 2 (on gun) punto (m) de mira, mira (f) globular to draw a bead on sb/sth apuntarle a algn/algo
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    • He was in the bathroom, he said, when he noticed the red bead of an automatic weapon's sighting trained on him.
    • Rather, they decided on a single fixed-leaf rear sight with a gold bead front sight.
    • It was off to Hamilton Bowen to be bead blasted and re-blued.
  • 3 (on tire) talón (masculine)
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    • This is the distance between the vertical edges of the rim where the tire bead seats.
    • Wetting the beads of the tire and/or the mounting surfaces in the rim is important because it makes a better seal against the rim and slides easily onto the bead seat.
    • This refers to diameter of the metal ring, on which the bead of the tire rests.

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adj
desperate …
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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.

There are 2 translations of bead in Spanish:

bead2

vt

  • (in pass) his face was beaded with sweat tenía la cara cubierta de gotas de sudor
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    • She came out of the bathroom with the pictures of the training facility, then used her mini blow dryer to dry the water which beaded the surface of the prints.
    • Flowers with their petals recently beaded with rain drops have a unique appeal, the very epitome of freshness.
    • The answer is in the minute details of the leaf structure at the surface which beads water and directs it off the leaf, containing a load of dust and other particles.

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Word of the day desesperado
adj
desperate …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.