from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An orthodox Anabaptist sect that separated from the Mennonites in the late 17th century and exists today primarily in Ohio and southeast Pennsylvania.
- adj. Of or relating to this sect or its members.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A strict Anabaptist sect living mainly in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana.
- adj. Relating to this sect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or designating, the followers of Jacob Amman, a strict Mennonite of the 17th century, who even proscribed the use of buttons and shaving as “worldly conformity”. There are several branches of Amish Mennonites in the United States. A branch having particularly strict adherence to the Amish principles are called Old Order Amish
- n. The Amish Mennonites.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to Jacob Amman (see next) or to his followers or their sect.
- n. A sect of the Mennonites which arose in the 17th century in Switzerland, named from its leader, Jacob Amman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an American follower of the Mennonite religion
DONALD KRAYBILL, AUTHOR, "THE RIDDLE OF AMISH CULTURE": Well, the riddle of Amish culture is how in the world does a traditional group that rejects a lot of technology and doesn't go to high school and doesn't use electricity or television, how in the world are they growing so rapidly?
Rita-nominated author Marta Perry's PLEASANT VALLEY AMISH trilogy - LEAH'S CHOICE, RACHEL'S GARDEN, ANNA'S RETURN - which explores the struggles of three contemporary Amish women to be in the world but not of the world while staying true to their hearts in a rural Pennsylvania community, to Susan Allison at Berkley, in a good deal, at auction, by Danielle Egan-Miller at Browne & Miller Literary Associates (World).
But the term Amish-Mennonite isn't entirely accurate.
By your standards, we might as well say that being raised by the Amish is harmful only because of the actions of the English in pursuing all these harmful and ungodly technological and social innovations instead of living piously like theydo.
If we have captured the right people and have properly documented their actions, we SHOULD be able to get a conviction in Amish Country.
When we were in Amish country in May, I purchased two identical small picture frames for $1.00 each (from a clearance bin in an antique store).
I've been in Amish homes and stores that cater to the Amish, and they're not above a can of alphabet soup.
I remember sitting through a screening of Witness here in Amish Country and not being able to hear most of the dialogue because of the running commentary on whether the movie got things wrong or right regarding the Amish.
Do you remember the film “Witness”? the young Amish is trapped in the bathroom and witnesses a shooting.
- Easter in Amish Country: The Blade looks back at tragedy in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania and how the small community shows their faith at work.