Definition of Shaker

1. Noun. A person who wields power and influence. "Movers and shakers in the business world"

Exact synonyms: Mover And Shaker
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

2. Noun. A member of Christian group practicing celibacy and communal living and common possession of property and separation from the world.

3. Noun. A container in which something can be shaken.
Specialized synonyms: Caster, Castor, Cocktail Shaker, Pepper Box, Pepper Pot, Pepper Shaker, Salt Shaker, Saltshaker
Generic synonyms: Container
Derivative terms: Shake

Definition of Shaker

1. n. A person or thing that shakes, or by means of which something is shaken.

Definition of Shaker

1. Proper noun. One of a Christian Protestant religious sect who do not marry, popularly so called from the movements of the members in dancing, which forms a part of their worship. ¹

2. Noun. A person or thing that shakes, or by means of which something is shaken. ¹

3. Noun. A variety of pigeon. ¹

4. Noun. One who holds railroad spikes while they are hammered. ¹

5. Noun. A musical percussion instrument filled with any of various granular solids used to produce a rhythmyc sound when shaken. ¹

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Definition of Shaker

1. one that shakes [n -S] - See also: shakes

Medical Definition of Shaker

1. Drosophila gene encoding a potassium channel. Related gene families Shab, Shal, Shaw have now been found in both fly and human. The Drosophila shaker mutant is so called and readily detected, because the flies legs shake under ether anesthesia. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shaker

Shakespearean sonnet
Shakespearean sonnets

Literary usage of Shaker

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

1. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1904)
"Also some Account of the Extent of the shaker Communities, and a narrative of the visit of elder Evans to England, abstract of a lecture by Rev. ..."

2. The Communistic Societies of the United States: From Personal Visit and by Charles Nordhoff (1875)
"DETAILS OF THE shaker SOCIETIES. To describe particularly each of the eighteen shaker societies would involve a great deal of unnecessary repetition. ..."

3. Shakers of Ohio: Fugitive Papers Concerning the Shakers of Ohio, with by John Patterson MacLean (1907)
"In the early shaker documents the Society is variously called Beaver Creek, ... So far as my information extends, none of the shaker documents state why ..."

4. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"Work in this laboratory has utilized shaker potassium channels as an ... shaker channels exhibit rapid inactivation. The molecular nature of the ..."

5. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1882)
"THE shaker BRIDAL. ONE day, in the sick chamber of Father Ephraim, ... At his footstool stood a man and woman, both clad in the shaker garb. ..."

6. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1882)
"THE shaker BRIDAL. ... in the sick chamber of Father Ephraim, who had been forty years the presiding elder over the shaker settlement at Goshen, ..."

7. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1912)
"Rectilinear motion is obtained from a pair of eccentrics, located on a driving-shaft and connected to the shaker by wood or steel eccentric-rods or arms. ..."

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