Definition of Amish

1. Noun. An American follower of the Mennonite religion.

Group relationships: Amish Sect
Generic synonyms: Mennonite

Definition of Amish

1. n. pl. The Amish Mennonites.

2. a. Of, pertaining to, or designating, the followers of Jacob Amman, a strict Mennonite of the 17th century, who even proscribed the use of buttons and shaving as "worldly conformity". There are several branches of Amish Mennonites in the United States.

Definition of Amish

1. Proper noun. A strict Anabaptist sect living mainly in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. ¹

2. Adjective. Relating to this sect. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amish

Amia calva
Amianthum muscaetoxicum
Amianthum muscitoxicum
Amidostomum anseris
Amine Precursor Uptake and Decarboxylation
Amish sect
Ammobium alatum
Ammon's fissure
Ammon's horn
Ammon's prominence
Ammotragus lervia

Literary usage of Amish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Pregnancy outcomes among amish and non-amish women. New York State Journal of Medicine 91(2):49-52, Feb 1991. A rural family practitioner may be responsible ..."

2. "Pennsylvania Dutch." and Other Essays: And Other Essays by Phebe Earle Gibbons (1882)
"... AN amish MEETING.* IT was on a Sunday morning in March, when the air was bleak and the roads were execrable, that I obtained a driver to escort me to ..."

3. An Original History of the Religious Denominations at Present Existing in by Israel Daniel Rupp (1844)
"... or amish, is a name which was, in the United States, given to a society of Mennonites, but who are not known by that name in Europe, the place from ..."

4. An Account of the Manners of the German Inhabitants of Pennsylvania by Benjamin Rush (1875)
"... or amish, a German sect. IDE] compose the other sects of the German inhabitants of Pennsylvania. The Mennonites hold war and oaths to be unlawful. ..."

5. Environmental Theology by Richard Cartwright Austin (1990)
"Among Americans who farm well, the amish have earned particular respect. Shunning many modern technologies, this frugal people cultivate lands that have ..."

6. Our Criminal Criminal Law by Samuel Crawford Denson (1914)
"The Trial of Uncle Joe amish. A long time ago, when I was about twelve years old, my folks lived for a couple of years on a farm in Adams County, Illinois. ..."

7. The Mennonites of America by C. Henry Smith (1909)
"Most of our information of the origin of the amish division of the church is obtained from a series of Utters written at the time, which have been preserved ..."

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