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Meaning of QUAKER

Pronunciation:  'kweykur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
  2. [n]  one who quakes and trembles with (or as with) fear

QUAKER is a 6 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: Friend, trembler
 See Also: Christian, coward, Penn, Quakers, Religious Society of Friends, Society of Friends, William Penn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Quak"er\, n.
1. One who quakes.

2. One of a religious sect founded by George {Fox}, of
   Leicestershire, England, about 1650, -- the members of
   which call themselves Friends. They were called Quakers,
   originally, in derision. See {Friend}, n., 4.

         Fox's teaching was primarily a preaching of
         repentance . . . The trembling among the listening
         crowd caused or confirmed the name of Quakers given
         to the body; men and women sometimes fell down and
         lay struggling as if for life.        --Encyc. Brit.

3. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) The nankeen bird.
   (b) The sooty albatross.
   (c) Any grasshopper or locust of the genus ({Edipoda}; --
       so called from the quaking noise made during flight.

{Quaker buttons}. (Bot.) See {Nux vomica}.

{Quaker gun}, a dummy cannon made of wood or other material;
   -- so called because the sect of Friends, or Quakers, hold
   to the doctrine, of nonresistance.

{Quaker ladies} (Bot.), a low American biennial plant
   ({Houstonia c[ae]rulea}), with pretty four-lobed corollas
   which are pale blue with a yellowish center; -- also
   called {bluets}, and {little innocents}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a Quaker in your dream means that you will make many faithful new friends and have much success in business based on good business ethics. Dreaming that you are a Quaker, symbolizes your fairness and honorable manner toward an enemy.