tell one's beads

tell one's beads
tell one's beads
To say one's prayers
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Main Entry:bead

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I tell (or say) one's beads
use the beads of a rosary in counting prayers
II
see bead

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  • to be at one's beads — Bead Bead (b[=e]d), n. [OE. bede prayer, prayer bead, AS. bed, gebed, prayer; akin to D. bede, G. bitte, AS. biddan, to ask, bid, G. bitten to ask, and perh. to Gr. pei qein to persuade, L. fidere to trust. Beads are used by the Roman Catholics… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Use of Beads at Prayers —     Use of Beads at Prayers     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Use of Beads at Prayers     Beads variously strung together, according to the kind, order, and number of prayers in certain forms of devotion, are in common use among Catholics as an… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • to bid beads — Bead Bead (b[=e]d), n. [OE. bede prayer, prayer bead, AS. bed, gebed, prayer; akin to D. bede, G. bitte, AS. biddan, to ask, bid, G. bitten to ask, and perh. to Gr. pei qein to persuade, L. fidere to trust. Beads are used by the Roman Catholics… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bead — beadlike, adj. /beed/, n. 1. a small, usually round object of glass, wood, stone, or the like with a hole through it, often strung with others of its kind in necklaces, rosaries, etc. 2. beads, a. a necklace of beads: You don t have your beads on …   Universalium

  • bead — [bēd] n. [ME bede, prayer, prayer bead < OE bed < biddan, to pray, ask: see BID1] 1. a small, usually round piece of glass, wood, metal, etc., pierced for stringing 2. [pl.] ROSARY (sense 1a) 3. [pl.] a string of beads; necklace …   English World dictionary

  • bead — n. & v. n. 1 a a small usu. rounded and perforated piece of glass, stone, etc., for threading with others to make jewellery, or sewing on to fabric, etc. b (in pl.) a string of beads; a rosary. 2 a drop of liquid; a bubble. 3 a small knob in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • religion — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) System of faith Nouns 1. religion, faith; theology, isagogics, divinity, deism, theism, monotheism, ditheism, polytheism, pantheism; liberation theology; scientific creationism; hagiology; belief, truth …   English dictionary for students

  • worship — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Reverence Nouns 1. worship, adoration, devotion, homage, service; religious rites or observance; respect, reverence, veneration; cult; deification, idolization. See idolatry, gratitude, religion, rite. 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • Worship — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Worship >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 worship worship adoration devotion aspiration homage service humiliation Sgm: N 1 kneeling kneeling genuflection prostration GRP: N 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • pray — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. implore, ask, beg, request, solicit, petition, entreat; worship. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To ask or beg] Syn. entreat, petition, plead; see appeal 1 , beg 1 . 2. [To call upon God] Syn. hold… …   English dictionary for students

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