Definitions for: Shaker

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

Webster (1913) 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.

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

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