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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A ceremonial officer of a church, college, or similar institution; A church officer assisting the minister;

Usage examples (37)
  • James Ellis brought a great presence to the role of Mr. Bumble, the pompous parish beadle.
  • The beadle was the next person who came into my head.
  • In this piece of cloth is carried a box containing a stuff to chew called beadle nut.
  • The beadle is a very grand personage, and his appearance sufficiently indicates this fact. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "beadle" (town crier) saw a "beetle" (insect) eating the "betel" (leaf that is chewed as a stimulant).
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