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a. One that shakes: a shaker of long-held beliefs and traditions.
b. One that impels, encourages, or supervises action.
a. A container used for shaking: salt and pepper shakers.
b. A container used to mix or blend by shaking: a cocktail shaker.
3. Shaker A member of a Christian sect originating in England in 1747, practicing communal living and observing celibacy.
adj. also Shaker
Relating to or constituting a style produced by Shakers that is distinctively simple, unornamented, functional, and finely crafted: Shaker furniture.
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1. a person or thing that shakes
2. a container, often having a perforated top, from which something, such as a condiment, is shaken
3. a container in which the ingredients of alcoholic drinks are shaken together
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(ˈʃeɪ kər)

1. a container with a perforated top from which a seasoning, condiment, sugar, flour, or the like is shaken onto food.
2. any of various containers for shaking beverages to mix the ingredients.
3. a dredger or caster.
4. (cap.) a member of a religious sect originating in England in the middle of the 18th century and now extant only in the U.S., practicing celibacy, common ownership of property, and a strict and simple way of life.
5. a person or thing that shakes.
6. (cap.) of or pertaining to a style of furniture produced by Shakers in the U.S., characterized by simplicity of form, lack of ornamentation, and functionality.
7. (sometimes cap.) of or designating a knitted fabric formed of parallel rows of ribbing.
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- The Shakers got their name from the shaking and convulsive movements they made during worship.
See also related terms for shaking.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shaker - a person who wields power and influence; "a shaker of traditional beliefs"; "movers and shakers in the business world"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.Shaker - a member of Christian group practicing celibacy and communal living and common possession of property and separation from the world
Shakers, United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing - a celibate and communistic Christian sect in the United States
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
3.shaker - a container in which something can be shaken
caster, castor - a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
cocktail shaker - a shaker for mixing cocktails
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
pepper box, pepper shaker, pepper pot - a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling ground pepper
salt shaker, saltshaker - a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling salt
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[ˈʃeɪkəʳ] N (= cocktail shaker) → coctelera f
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n (= cocktail shaker)Mixbecher m, → Shaker m; (= flour/salt shaker)Mehl-/Salzstreuer m
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[ˈʃeɪkəʳ] n
a. (also cocktail shaker) → shaker m inv
b. (also salt shaker) → spargisale m inv, saliera
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References in classic literature ?
We had yet five days to spare before embarking for England, and I had a great desire to see 'the Shaker Village,' which is peopled by a religious sect from whom it takes its name.
That done, we went to visit our place of destination, which was some two miles off, and the way to which was soon indicated by a finger-post, whereon was painted, 'To the Shaker Village.'
Presently, there stalked into this apartment, a grim old Shaker, with eyes as hard, and dull, and cold, as the great round metal buttons on his coat and waistcoat; a sort of calm goblin.
As nothing was to be urged in opposition to this reasonable arrangement, we requested leave to make some trifling purchases of Shaker goods; which was grimly conceded.
Nor is this at Lebanon the only Shaker settlement: there are, I think, at least, three others.
Greedily sucking in this intelligence, Gabriel solemnly warned the captain against attacking the white whale, in case the monster should be seen; in his gibbering insanity, pronouncing the White Whale to be no less a being than the Shaker God incarnated; the Shakers receiving the Bible.
His story was this: He had been originally nurtured among the crazy society of Neskyeuna Shakers, where he had been a great prophet; in their cracked, secret meetings having several times descended from heaven by the way of a trap-door, announcing the speedy opening of the seventh vial, which he carried in his vest-pocket; but, which, instead of containing gunpowder, was supposed to be charged with laudanum.
There had been company at the brick house to the bountiful Thanksgiving dinner which had been provided at one o'clock,--the Burnham sisters, who lived between North Riverboro and Shaker Village, and who for more than a quarter of a century had come to pass the holiday with the Sawyers every year.
Jove was displeased and answered, "What, O shaker of the earth, are you talking about?
A young fellow, a tobacco pedlar by trade, was on his way from Morristown, where he had dealt largely with the Deacon of the Shaker settlement, to the village of Parker's Falls, on Salmon River.
We shook hands - he was always a remarkably short shaker - and I thanked him.
Here is a new enterprise of Brook Farm, of Skeneateles, of Northampton: why so impatient to baptize them Essenes, or Port-Royalists, or Shakers, or by any known and effete name?