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Meaning of SHAKER

Pronunciation:  'sheykur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a container in which something can be shaken
  2. [n]  a member of Christian group practicing celibacy and communal living and common possession of property and separation from the world
  3. [n]  a person who wields power and influence; "a shaker of traditional beliefs"; "movers and shakers in the business world"
 

SHAKER is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: mover and shaker
 
 See Also: caster, castor, Christian, cocktail shaker, container, human, individual, mortal, pepper box, pepper pot, peppershaker, person, salt shaker, saltshaker, Shakers, somebody, someone, soul

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Shak"er\, n.
1. A person or thing that shakes, or by means of which
   something is shaken.

2. One of a religious sect who do not marry, popularly so
   called from the movements of the members in dancing, which
   forms a part of their worship.

Note: The sect originated in England in 1747, and came to the
      United States in 1774, under the leadership of Mother
      Ann Lee. The Shakers are sometimes nicknamed Shaking
      Quakers, but they differ from the Quakers in doctrine
      and practice. They style themselves the ``United
      Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing.''
      The sect is now confined in the United States.

3. (Zo["o]l.) A variety of pigeon. --P. J. Selby.

 

 

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