from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that shakes: a shaker of long-held beliefs and traditions.
  • n. One that impels, encourages, or supervises action.
  • n. A container used for shaking: salt and pepper shakers.
  • n. A container used to mix or blend by shaking: a cocktail shaker.
  • n. A member of a Christian sect originating in England in 1747, practicing communal living and observing celibacy.
  • adj. Relating to or constituting a style produced by Shakers that is distinctively simple, unornamented, functional, and finely crafted: Shaker furniture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person or thing that shakes, or by means of which something is shaken.
  • n. A variety of pigeon.
  • n. One who holds railroad spikes while they are hammered.
  • n. A musical percussion instrument filled with any of various granular solids used to produce a rhythmyc sound when shaken.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person or thing that shakes, or by means of which something is shaken.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A variety of pigeon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which shakes.
  • n. Specifically, any mechanical contrivance for shaking: as, a carpet- shaker.
  • n. [capitalized] A member of a religious denomination founded in Manchester, Englancd, about the middle of the eighteenth century: so called, popularly, from the agitations or movements which form part of their ceremonial.
  • n. The quaking-grass
  • n. A breed of domestic pigeons. See pigeon, 1 .

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of Christian group practicing celibacy and communal living and common possession of property and separation from the world
  • n. a container in which something can be shaken
  • n. a person who wields power and influence


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