What does Shake mean?
Definitions for Shake
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Shake.
building material used as siding or roofing
milkshake, milk shake, shakenoun
frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
handshake, shake, handshaking, handclaspnoun
grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
tremble, shiver, shakenoun
a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
wag, waggle, shakeverb
causing to move repeatedly from side to side
move or cause to move back and forth
"The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"
move with or as if with a tremor
"his hands shook"
shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively
"The old engine was juddering"
rock, sway, shakeverb
move back and forth or sideways
"the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
undermine or cause to waver
"my faith has been shaken"; "The bad news shook her hopes"
stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stirverb
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
"These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
shake, shake off, throw off, escape fromverb
get rid of
"I couldn't shake the car that was following me"
bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking
"He was shaken from his dreams"; "shake the salt out of the salt shaker"
shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state
"shake one's head"; "She shook her finger at the naughty students"; "The old enemies shook hands"; "Don't shake your fist at me!"
The act of shaking something.
The cat gave the mouse a shake.
A beverage made by adding ice cream to a (usually carbonated) drink; a float.
Shake cannabis, small, leafy fragments of cannabis that gather at the bottom of a bag of marijuana.
A thin shingle.
A crack or split between the growth rings in wood.
Instant, second. (Esp. in two shakes.)
To cause (something) to move rapidly in opposite directions alternatingly.
To move (one's head) from side to side, especially to indicate a negative.
Shaking his head, he kept repeating "No, no, no".
To disturb emotionally; to shock.
To lose, evade, or get rid of (something).
I can't shake the feeling that I forgot something.
To move from side to side.
She shook with grief.
To shake hands.
OK, let's shake on it.
She was shaking it on the dance floor.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
If that thy fame with ev’ry toy be pos’d,
’Tis a thin web, which poisonous fancies make;
But the great soldier’s honour was compos’d
Of thicker stuff, which could endure a shake:
Wisdom picks friends; civility plays the rest,
A toy shunn’d cleanly passeth with thee best. George Herbert.
The freeholder is the basis of all other titles: this is the substantial stock, without which they are no more than blossoms that would fall away with every shake of wind. Addison.
Several of his countrymen probably lived within the shake of the earthquake, and the shadow of the eclipse, which are recorded by this author. Addison.
Our salutations were very hearty on both sides, consisting of many kind shakes of the hand. Addison.
preterit, shook; part. pass. shaken, or shook.
Etymology: sceacan , Saxon; shecken, Dutch.
Who honours not his father,
Henry the fifth that made all France to quake,
Shake he his weapon at us, and pass by. William Shakespeare.
I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants. Zech. ii 9.
I shook my lap and said, so God shake out every man from his house, even thus be he shaken out and emptied. Neh. v.
The stars fell unto the earth, even as a fig-tree casteth her untimely figs when she is shaken of a mighty wind. Rev. vi.
He shook the sacred honours of his head:
With terror trembled heav’n’s subsiding hill,
And from his shaken curls ambrosial dews distil. Dryden.
She first her husband on the poop espies,
Shaking his hand at distance on the main;
She took the sign, and shook her hand again. Dryden.
The rapid wheels shake heav’n’s basis. John Milton.
Let France acknowledge that her shaken throne
Was once supported, sir, by you alone. Wentworth Dillon.
Macbeth is ripe for shaking, and the powers above
Put on their instruments. William Shakespeare.
The tyrannous breathing of the North
Shakes all our buds from blowing. William Shakespeare.
When ye depart, shake off the dust of your feet. Mat. x.
He looked at his book, and, holding out his right leg, put it into such a quivering motion, that I thought he would have shaked it off. Tatler.
’Tis our first intent
To shake all cares and business from our age,
Conferring them on younger strengths, whilst we
Unburthen’d crawl towards death. William Shakespeare.
When his doctrines grew too strong to be shook by his enemies, they persecuted his reputation. Francis Atterbury.
A fly and constant knave, not to be shak’d. William Shakespeare, Cymb.
This respite shook
The bosom of my conscience. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
Be not soon shaken in mind, or troubled, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 2 Thes. ii. 2.
Not my firm faith
Can by his fraud be shaken or seduc’d. John Milton.
With the slave,
He ne’er shook hands, nor bid farewel to him,
’Till he unseam’d him from the nape to th’ chops. William Shakespeare.
Nor can it be safe to a king to tarry among them who are shaking hands with their allegiance, under pretence of laying faster hold of their religion. Charles I .
Be pleas’d that I shake off these names you give me:
Antonio never yet was thief or pirate. William Shakespeare.
If I could shake off but one seven years,
From these old arms and legs,
I’d with thee every foot. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Say, sacred bard! what could bestow
Courage on thee, to soar so high?
Tell me, brave friend! what help’d thee so
To shake off all mortality? Edmund Waller.
Him I reserved to be answered by himself, after I had shaken off the lesser and more barking creatures. Edward Stillingfleet.
Can I want courage for so brave a deed?
I’ve shook it off: my soul is free from fear. Dryden.
Here we are free from the formalities of custom and respect: we may shake off the haughty impertinent. Collier.
How does thy beauty smooth
The face of war, and make even horrour smile!
At sight of thee my heart shakes off its sorrows. Addison.
Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear. Job xli. 29.
Thy sight, which should
Make our eyes flow with joy, hearts dance with comforts,
Constrains them weep, and shake with fear and sorrow. William Shakespeare.
What said the wench, when he rose up again?
—— Trembled and shook; for why, he stamp’d,
As if the vicar meant to cozen him. William Shakespeare.
A shaking through their limbs they find,
Like leaves saluted by the wind. Edmund Waller.
He short of succours, and in deep despair,
Shook at the dismal prospect of the war. John Dryden, Æn.
obs. p. p. of Shake
to cause to move with quick or violent vibrations; to move rapidly one way and the other; to make to tremble or shiver; to agitate
fig.: To move from firmness; to weaken the stability of; to cause to waver; to impair the resolution of
to give a tremulous tone to; to trill; as, to shake a note in music
to move or remove by agitating; to throw off by a jolting or vibrating motion; to rid one's self of; -- generally with an adverb, as off, out, etc.; as, to shake fruit down from a tree
to be agitated with a waving or vibratory motion; to tremble; to shiver; to quake; to totter
the act or result of shaking; a vacillating or wavering motion; a rapid motion one way and other; a trembling, quaking, or shivering; agitation
a fissure or crack in timber, caused by its being dried too suddenly
a fissure in rock or earth
a rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill
one of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart
a shook of staves and headings
the redshank; -- so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground
Etymology: [OE. shaken, schaken, AS. scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to depart, to flee. 161. Cf. Shock, v.]
Shake was an image compositing package used in the post-production industry. Shake was widely used in visual effects and digital compositing for film, video and commercials. Shake exposed its node graph architecture graphically. It enabled complex image processing sequences to be designed through the connection of effects "nodes" in a graphical workflow interface. This type of compositing interface allowed great flexibility, including the ability to modify the parameters of an earlier image processing step "in context". Many other compositing packages, such as Blender, eyeon Fusion, Nuke and Cineon, also used a similar node-based approach. Shake was available for Mac OS X and Linux. Support for Microsoft Windows and IRIX was discontinued in previous versions. On July 30, 2009, Apple discontinued Shake. No direct product replacement had been announced by Apple, but some features are now available in Final Cut Studio and Motion, such as the SmoothCam filter.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shāk, v.t. to move with quick, short motions: to agitate: to make to tremble: to threaten to overthrow: to cause to waver: to give a tremulous note to.—v.i. to be agitated: to tremble: to shiver: to lose firmness:—pa.t. shook, (B.) shāked; pa.p. shāk′en,—n. a rapid tremulous motion: a trembling or shivering: a concussion: a rent in timber, rock, &c.: (mus.) a rapid repetition of two notes: (slang) a brief instant.—n. Shake′down, a temporary bed, named from the original shaking down of straw for this purpose.—adj. Shāk′en, weakened, disordered.—ns. Shāk′er, one of a small communistic religious sect founded in Manchester about the middle of the 18th century, so nicknamed from a peculiar dance forming part of their religious service; Shake′-rag (obs.), a ragged fellow; Shāk′erism.—adv. Shāk′ily.—n. Shāk′iness.—adj. Shāk′y, in a shaky condition: feeble: (coll.) wavering, undecided: of questionable ability, solvency, or integrity: unsteady: full of cracks or clefts.—Shake down, or together, to make more compact by shaking; Shake hands, to salute by grasping the hand: (with) to bid farewell to; Shake off the dust from one's feet, to renounce all intercourse with; Shake the head, to move the head from side to side in token of reluctance, disapproval, &c.; Shake together (coll.), to get friendly with; Shake up, to restore to shape by shaking: (Shak.) to upbraid.—Great shakes (coll.), a thing of great account, something of value (usually 'No great shakes'). [A.S. sceacan, scacan.]
Shake is a mobile-first application that allows users to create, sign, and send, plain English and legally binding agreements from their phones. Shake was founded in 2012 by an experienced team of entrepreneurs and investors. They have decades of startup and executive leadership experience at companies such as Google, Spotify, AOL, BuzzFeed, and RRE Ventures.
Leftover marijuana from a large bag, usually small pieces that have shaken off the bud, thus the name.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shake is ranked #17337 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Shake surname appeared 1,630 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Shake.
88.1% or 1,437 total occurrences were White.
3.6% or 59 total occurrences were Asian.
2.9% or 48 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.2% or 37 total occurrences were Black.
2% or 33 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.9% or 16 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Shake' in Verbs Frequency: #245
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The numerical value of Shake in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Shake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Shake in a Sentence
I think it's important for the whole country that Iowa keep its first in the nation, we Iowans, I mean, really uniquely have set very high expectations for every candidate. We Iowans's a state with a size and a geography that you can do great retail politics. So everybody expects that they're going to have an opportunity to actually look their candidate in the eye, shake their hand, ask them a question.
His absence will shake up the race because he was an important political figure in the state, he had a serious record for any candidate to run on. That, of course, is a loss. That is a loss to the Democratic Party and a loss to the voters of Maryland.
What people don't realize is while they're setting off fireworks and sparklers in hot, dry heat or wind, that fires can move very quickly, putting their neighborhood directly in threat, look for open, wide spaces to ignite fireworks, and stay away from fire fuels such as grass, which in this type of heat, cure out really fast. And with the high winds, all it takes is an ignition, even in an urban environment. A bottle rocket on a shake roof would ignite a fire very rapidly.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich:
Serving notice that we are not trapped by large contractors with big armies of lobbyists is going to shake up Washington as much as any single thing you can do.
I wanted to recreate the world of wine and shake up traditional butchery, seducing people once again to eat beef by offering them something exceptional.
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Translations for Shake
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- třást, potřást si rukamaCzech
- трѧстиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- milkshake, rysten, ryste af sig, ryste, rusk, rokke, give hånd på, chokereDanish
- schütteln, erschüttern, Milchshake, händeschüttelnGerman
- τραντάζω, σείωGreek
- paiskata kättä, ravistus, päre, halkeama, ravistaa, ravistella, järkyttää, karistaa, täristä, kätellä, ravistelu, pirtelö, särö, vilaus, heristää, pudistaa, vavistaFinnish
- secouer, agiter, secousse, se serrer la mainFrench
- crathadh, crathScottish Gaelic
- זעזע, ניערHebrew
- megráz, rázHungarian
- sjeik, mjólkurhristingur, takast í hendur, dansa, hristingurIcelandic
- 揺する, 動揺させる, 狼狽させる, 振り落とす, 拭う, 握手する, ミルクセーキ, セーキ, 揺らす, 振る, 振り払う, 揺れるJapanese
- شهقاندنهوه, شهقاندنKurdish
- rëselen, stuckelenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ryste, håndhilseNorwegian
- schokken, schuddenDutch
- riste, shake, handhilseNorwegian
- podać sobie dłonie, pozbyć sięPolish
- sacudir, mexer com, evadir, [[cumprimentar]]-[[se]], agitar, [[sacudir]] [[a]] [[cabeça]]Portuguese
- scuturare, agita, scăpa, dansa, da mânaRomanian
- стряхивать, стряхнуть, трястись, кокте́йль, трясти, потрясать, избавляться, избавиться, шататься, шейк, потрястиRussian
- stresti, pretresti, otresti, šejk, trestiSlovene
- milkshake, skaka, skakningSwedish
- bắt tayVietnamese
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