Beadswoman
Beadswoman Beads"wom`an, Bedeswoman Bedes"wom`an, n.; pl. {-women}. Fem. of {Beadsman}. [1913 Webster]

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  • beadswoman — [bēdz′woom΄ən] n. pl. beadswomen [bēdz′wim΄ən] a female beadsman …   English World dictionary

  • beadswoman — /beedz woom euhn/, n., pl. beadswomen. Archaic. 1. a woman who prays for another person as a duty, esp. when paid. 2. an almswoman. [1325 75; earlier bedes woman, r. ME bedewoman; see BEAD, S1, WOMAN] * * * beadsˈwoman noun ▪ A person bound or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beadswoman — /beedz woom euhn/, n., pl. beadswomen. Archaic. 1. a woman who prays for another person as a duty, esp. when paid. 2. an almswoman. [1325 75; earlier bedes woman, r. ME bedewoman; see BEAD, S1, WOMAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • beadswoman — n. See beadsman …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Bedeswoman — Beadswoman Beads wom an, Bedeswoman Bedes wom an, n.; pl. { women}. Fem. of {Beadsman}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -women — Beadswoman Beads wom an, Bedeswoman Bedes wom an, n.; pl. { women}. Fem. of {Beadsman}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedes|wom|an — «BEEDZ WUM uhn», noun, plural wom|en. = beadswoman. (Cf. ↑beadswoman) …   Useful english dictionary

  • bedeswoman — [bēdz′woom΄ən] n. pl. bedeswomen [bēdz′wim΄ən] BEADSWOMAN * * * …   Universalium

  • beadsman — n.; (also beadswoman) Intercessor, pleader, one s humble or obedient servant, one s to command, etc …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • beadsman — /ˈbidzmən/ (say beedzmuhn) noun (plural beadsmen) Obsolete 1. a man who prays for someone else, as a duty, and especially when paid for it. 2. a male inmate of a poorhouse. Also, bedesman. {bead (in obsolete sense prayer ) + s3 + man} –beadswoman …   Australian English dictionary

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