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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Shakers, United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearingnoun

    a celibate and communistic Christian sect in the United States

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  1. shakers

    The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, known as the Shakers, is a religious sect. Founded upon the teachings of Ann Lee, Shakers today are mostly known for their cultural contributions, and their model of equality of the sexes, which they institutionalized in their society in the 1780s.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Shakers

    a fanatical sect founded by one Ann Lee, so called from their extravagant gestures in worship; they are agamists and communists.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Shakers

    An American sect, first heard of in 1774, at Albany in the state of New York, so called from the convulsive movements of the hands and arms as part of their peculiar form of worship. Its founder was Ann Lee, self-styled “Mother Ann,” of Manchester, who, receiving little encouragement for her religious tenets in her native land, emigrated with a few disciples to the New World.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shakers in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shakers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of shakers in a Sentence

  1. Julia Griffith:

    It's not a spooky theme but they act as the various movers and shakers of Milwaukee who are buried there.

  2. Brian Tracy:

    Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.

  3. Arthur O'Shaunessey:

    We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream. Wandering by lone sea breakers, and sitting by desolate streams. World losers and world forsakers, for whom the pale moon gleams. Yet we are movers and the shakers of the world forever it seems.

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