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  1. present participle of bead


beading (countable and uncountable, plural beadings)

  1. (architecture) Decoration or ornamental molding resembling a string of beads or of a semicircular cross section.
  2. The beads or bead-forming quality of certain liquors.
    the beading of a brand of whisky
  3. A Samburu ceremony in which a father gives a necklace to his daughter.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for beading in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)