Bead vs Droplet - What's the difference?

bead | droplet | Synonyms |

Bead is a synonym of droplet.

As nouns the difference between bead and droplet

is that bead is (lb) prayer, later especially with a rosary while droplet is a very small drop.

As a verb bead

is to form into a bead.




(en noun)
  • (lb) Prayer, later especially with a rosary.
  • *1760 , (Laurence Sterne), , Penguin 2003, p.115:
  • *:That he must believe in the Pope;—go to Mass;—cross himself;—tell his beads ;—be a good Catholick, and that this, in all conscience, was enough to carry him to heaven.
  • Each in a string of small balls making up the rosary or paternoster.
  • A small round object.
  • #A small round object with a hole to allow it to be threaded on a cord or wire.
  • #A small round solid object.
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  • #A small drop of water or other liquid.
  • #:
  • #A bubble, in spirits.
  • #A small round ball at the end of a barrel of a gun used for aiming.
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  • #*:But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶, and a 'bead' could be drawn upon Molly, the dairymaid, kissing the fogger behind the hedge, little dreaming that the deadly tube was levelled at them.
  • (lb) A ridge, band, or molding.
  • #A rigid edge of a tire that mounts it on a wheel; tire bead.
  • A knowledge sufficient to direct one's activities to a purpose.
  • :
  • A glassy drop of molten flux, as borax or microcosmic salt, used as a solvent and color test for several mineral earths and oxides, as of iron, manganese, etc., before the blowpipe.
  • :
  • Front sight of a gun.
  • Derived terms

    * anal beads * beady * draw a bead on


    (en verb)
  • To form into a bead.
  • The raindrops beaded on the car's waxed finish.
  • To apply beads to.
  • She spent the morning beading the gown.
  • To form into a bead.
  • He beaded some solder for the ends of the wire.


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    (en noun)
  • A very small drop.
  • Derived terms

    * droplet infection