Quaker


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Quak·er

 (kwā′kər)
n.
A member of the Society of Friends.

[From quake (from an early leader's admonishment to "tremble at the word of the Lord").]

Quak′er·ism n.
Quak′er·ly adv. & adj.

Quaker

(ˈkweɪkə)
n
(Protestantism) a member of the Religious Society of Friends, a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1650, whose central belief is the doctrine of the Inner Light. Quakers reject sacraments, ritual, and formal ministry, hold meetings at which any member may speak, and have promoted many causes for social reform
adj
(Protestantism) of, relating to, or designating the Religious Society of Friends or its religious beliefs or practices
[C17: originally a derogatory nickname, alluding either to their alleged ecstatic fits, or to George Fox's injunction to "quake at the word of the Lord"]
ˈQuakeress fem n
ˈQuakerish adj
ˈQuakerism n

Quak•er

(ˈkweɪ kər)

n.
a member of the Society of Friends, a Christian denomination founded by George Fox in 1650; Friend.
[1650–60; orig. pejorative; alluding to the supposed “shaking and quaking” of participants in early Friends' meetings]
Quak′er•ish, adj.
Quak′er•ism, n.
Quak′er•ly, adj., adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Quaker - a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)Quaker - a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
Quakers, Religious Society of Friends, Society of Friends - a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
2.Quaker - one who quakes and trembles with (or as with) fearquaker - one who quakes and trembles with (or as with) fear
coward - a person who shows fear or timidity
Translations
kvaker
kvæker
kveekari
kveker
クエーカー
퀘이커 교도
kveker
kväkare
นิกายหนึ่งของศาสนาคริสต์ซึ่งเคร่งมาก
tín đồ Quaker

Quaker

[ˈkweɪkəʳ]
A. ADJcuáquero
B. Ncuáquero/a m/f

Quaker

[ˈkweɪkər] nquaker(esse) m/f

Quaker

nQuäker(in) m(f); Quaker schoolQuäkerschule f, → von Quäkern geleitete Schule; Quaker meetingTreffen ntder Quäker; Quaker familyQuäkerfamilie f

Quaker

[ˈkweɪkəʳ] nquacchero/a

Quaker

مُنْتَسِبٌ لِـجَمَاعَةِ الأَصّحَاب kvaker kvæker Quäker Κουακέρος cuáquero kveekari quaker kveker Quacchero クエーカー 퀘이커 교도 quaker kveker kwakier quacre, quaker квакер kväkare นิกายหนึ่งของศาสนาคริสต์ซึ่งเคร่งมาก Quaker mezhebinden tín đồ Quaker 教友派信徒
References in classic literature ?
No wonder they laughed, for the expression of his face was droll enough to convulse a Quaker, as he stood and stared wildly from the unconscious innocents to the hilarious spectators with such dismay that Jo sat down on the floor and screamed.
It might be that an Antinomian, a Quaker, or other heterodox religionist, was to be scourged out of the town, or an idle or vagrant Indian, whom the white man's firewater had made riotous about the streets, was to be driven with stripes into the shadow of the forest.
There was nothing so very particular, perhaps, about the appearance of the elderly man I saw; he was brown and brawny, like most old seamen, and heavily rolled up in blue pilot-cloth, cut in the Quaker style; only there was a fine and almost microscopic net-work of the minutest wrinkles interlacing round his eyes, which must have arisen from his continual sailings in many hard gales, and always looking to windward; --for this causes the muscles about the eyes to become pursed together.
The snowy fisse crape cap, made after the strait Quaker pattern,--the plain white muslin handkerchief, lying in placid folds across her bosom,--the drab shawl and dress,--showed at once the community to which she belonged.
I brushed Adele's hair and made her neat, and having ascertained that I was myself in my usual Quaker trim, where there was nothing to retouch-- all being too close and plain, braided locks included, to admit of disarrangement--we descended, Adele wondering whether the petit coffre was at length come; for, owing to some mistake, its arrival had hitherto been delayed.
Her jet earrings were so modest in their pretensions that a Quaker might have looked at them and committed no sin.
And a Quaker flying a kite is a much more ridiculous object than anybody else.
In defiance of conventual rules, and the edicts of popes and councils, the sleeves of this dignitary were lined and turned up with rich furs, his mantle secured at the throat with a golden clasp, and the whole dress proper to his order as much refined upon and ornamented, as that of a quaker beauty of the present day, who, while she retains the garb and costume of her sect continues to give to its simplicity, by the choice of materials and the mode of disposing them, a certain air of coquettish attraction, savouring but too much of the vanities of the world.
Exactly, he is a Quaker, with the exception of the peculiar dress.
These extravagances, and the persecution which was at once their cause and consequence, continued to increase, till, in the year 1659, the government of Massachusetts Bay indulged two members of the Quaker sect with a crown of martyrdom.
WHEN his little audience next assembled round the chair, Grandfather gave them a doleful history of the Quaker persecution, which began in
The hair was drawn straight back behind the ears, and covered, except for an inch or two above the brow, by a net Quaker cap.