\ʃˈe͡ɪkə], \ʃˈeɪkə], \ʃ_ˈeɪ_k_ə]\
Definitions of SHAKER
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By Noah Webster.
A person or thing that shakes or agitates; as, Neptune, the shaker of the earth: a member of a religious sect founded in Manchester, England, about the middle of the eighteenth century, so called popularly from the agitations or movements in dancing which forms part of their ceremonial, but calling themselves the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second appearing. The Shakers teach a system of doctrine founded partly on the Bible and partly on the supposed revelations of Mother Ann Lee, their first inspired leader, and her successors. They lead a celibate life, hold their property in common, engage in agriculture, horticulture, and a few simple trades. They believe the millennium has come, that they hold communication with the spirits of the departed, and have the exercise of spiritual gifts. They wear a peculiar dress, and abstain from the use of pork as food. They teach the theory of non-resistance as opposed to war and bloodshed. They are now mostly confined to the United States. Sometimes called SHAKING QUAKER.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.