Definitions for Quakerˈkweɪ kər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Quak•erˈkweɪ kər(n.)

  1. a member of the Society of Friends, a Christian denomination founded by George Fox in 1650; Friend.

Origin of Quaker:

1650–60; orig. pejorative; alluding to the supposed “shaking and quaking” of participants in early Friends' meetings

Quak′er•ly(adj.; adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Friend, Quaker(noun)

    a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)

  2. quaker, trembler(noun)

    one who quakes and trembles with (or as with) fear

Wiktionary

  1. Quaker(Noun)

    A believer of the Quaker faith and a member of the Society of Friends, known for their pacifist views.

  2. Origin: A name given to members of the Religious Society of Friends in England when, in his defense, the leader of the Society said that the English judge would be the one to quake with fear before God on his Day of Judgment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quaker(noun)

    one who quakes

  2. Quaker(noun)

    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

  3. Quaker(noun)

    the nankeen bird

  4. Quaker(noun)

    the sooty albatross

  5. Quaker(noun)

    any grasshopper or locust of the genus (Edipoda; -- so called from the quaking noise made during flight

Freebase

  1. Quaker

    Quaker is an extinct town in Vermillion Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, United States. The post office at Quaker was established in 1894 and discontinued in 1914.

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