|Origin:||bed, gebed 'prayer'; because people counted beads while saying their prayers|
one of a set of small, usually round, pieces of glass, wood, plastic etc, that you can put on a string and wear as jewellery:
She wore a string of green glass beads around her neck.
a small drop of liquid such as water or blood:
Beads of sweat trickled down his face.
to aim carefully before shooting a weapon