What does shaker mean?

Definitions for shaker
ˈʃeɪ kərshak·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word shaker.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shaker, mover and shakernoun

    a person who wields power and influence

    "a shaker of traditional beliefs"; "movers and shakers in the business world"

  2. Shakernoun

    a member of Christian group practicing celibacy and communal living and common possession of property and separation from the world

  3. shakernoun

    a container in which something can be shaken


  1. shakernoun

    A person or thing that shakes, or by means of which something is shaken.

  2. shakernoun

    A variety of pigeon.

  3. shakernoun

    One who holds railroad spikes while they are hammered.

  4. shakernoun

    A musical percussion instrument filled with any of various granular solids used to produce a rhythmyc sound when shaken.

  5. Shakernoun

    One of a Christian Protestant religious sect who do not marry, popularly so called from the movements of the members in dancing, which forms a part of their worship.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Shakernoun

    The person or thing that shakes.

    Etymology: from shake.

    Go then, the guilty at thy will chastise,
    He said; the shaker of the earth replies. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shakernoun

    a person or thing that shakes, or by means of which something is shaken

  2. Shakernoun

    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

  3. Shakernoun

    a variety of pigeon


  1. Shaker

    The word shaker describes a large number of percussive musical instruments used for creating rhythm in music. They are so called because the method of creating sound involves shaking them—moving them back and forth rather than striking them. Most may also be struck for a greater accent on certain beats. Shakers are often used in rock and popular styles to provide the ride pattern along with or substituting for the ride cymbal.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shaker is ranked #21119 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Shaker surname appeared 1,243 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Shaker.

    90% or 1,119 total occurrences were White.
    3.8% or 48 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.1% or 39 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.4% or 30 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Anagrams for shaker »

  1. sharke

  2. kasher

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shaker in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shaker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of shaker in a Sentence

  1. Gabriel Petrus:

    The government lost its cleverest mover and shaker in the Senate. It will be hard for Rousseff to reach agreement with the opposition on the austerity agenda.

  2. Amy Elba:

    Angelina Friedman is Angelina Friedman and a shaker.

  3. Matthew Kasson.Read:

    When they fly around or walk on branches, they spread spores that way too, we call them flying saltshakers of death, because they basically spread the fungus the way salt would come out of a shaker that's tipped upside down.

  4. Designer Rustam Nugmanov:

    When we were choosing an instrument which is typically Russian and which reflects Russian cultural values, we had a choice of three : a treshchotka( clapper), a shaker and a lozhka.

  5. Amy Elba:

    Joanne Merola is Joanne Merola and a shaker, joanne Merola's Joanne Merola and Joanne Merola makes all kinds of things and gives them away to visitors.

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