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ˈkweɪ kərQuak·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Friend, Quakernoun

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

  2. quaker, tremblernoun

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


  1. Quakernoun

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

  2. Etymology: 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. Quakernoun

    one who quakes

  2. Quakernoun

    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. Quakernoun

    the nankeen bird

  4. Quakernoun

    the sooty albatross

  5. Quakernoun

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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quaker

    kwā′kėr, n. one of the Society of Friends, a religious sect founded by George Fox (1624-90): a dummy cannon: a collector's name for certain noctuoid moths.—n. Quā′ker-bird, the sooty albatross.—n.pl. Quā′ker-butt′ons, the round seeds of nux vomica.—ns. Quā′ker-col′our, drab; Quā′kerdom, the Quakers as a class; Quā′keress, a female Quaker.—adjs. Quā′kerish, Quā′kerly, like a Quaker.—n. Quā′kerism, the tenets of the Quakers.—Stewed Quaker, molasses or honey, with butter and vinegar, taken hot against colds. [The nickname Quakers was first given them by Judge Bennet at Derby, because Fox bade him and those present quake at the word of the Lord.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. quaker

    A false or wooden gun; so called in allusion to the "Friends" not fighting.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Quaker in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Quaker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Quaker in a Sentence

  1. John McElroy:

    The Philadelphia area was critical to the young church in the early 1800s, the Quaker community believed strongly in the freedom of religion and permitted the church to hold meetings locally without fear.

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    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    • A. crate
    • B. contempt
    • C. jab
    • D. abandon

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