Pronunciation: (bē'ding),[key] —n. 1. material composed of or adorned with beads.
2. narrow, lacelike trimming or edging.
3. narrow openwork trimming through which ribbon may be run.
4. Archit.,Furniture. a. a bead molding.
b. all of the bead moldings in a single design. Also,beadwork(for defs. 1, 4).