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Found 2 items, similar to Quaker.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by
George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves
Quakers) [syn: Friend]
2: one who quakes and trembles with (or as with) fear [syn: trembler]
English → English (gcide)
Quaker \Quak"er\, n.
1. One who quakes.
2. 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.
Fox's teaching was primarily a preaching of
repentance . . . The trembling among the listening
crowd caused or confirmed the name of Quakers given
to the body; men and women sometimes fell down and
lay struggling as if for life. --Encyc. Brit.
(a) The nankeen bird.
(b) The sooty albatross.
(c) Any grasshopper or locust of the genus Edipoda; --
so called from the quaking noise made during flight.
Quaker buttons. (Bot.) See Nux vomica.
Quaker gun, a dummy cannon made of wood or other material;
-- so called because the sect of Friends, or Quakers, hold
to the doctrine, of nonresistance.
Quaker ladies (Bot.), a low American biennial plant
(Houstonia c[ae]rulea), with pretty four-lobed corollas
which are pale blue with a yellowish center; -- also
called bluets, and little innocents.