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Quaker meaning

quaker - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who quakes.
  2. 2. The nankeen bird.
  3. 3. The sooty albatross.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Any grasshopper or locust of the genus ( Edipoda; - so called from the quaking noise made during flight.
  6. 6. One of the Society of Friends.

quaker - examples of usage

  1. Joseph Makepeace was a Quaker.
  2. Varied experiences had come to him since he had said good- by to his kind Quaker friends and started on his search for work.
  3. He was dressed on the occasion in a suit of clothes which a Quaker friend had given him; but Cassell being tall and thin, and the Quaker short and stout, they did not altogether fit!
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