Shakerism
noun see shaker

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Shakerism — Shak er*ism, n. Doctrines of the Shakers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shakerism — shaker ► NOUN 1) a container used for mixing ingredients by shaking. 2) a container with a pierced top from which a powder is poured by shaking. 3) (Shaker) a member of an American Christian sect living simply in celibate mixed communities.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Shakerism — /shay keuh riz euhm/, n. the beliefs and practices of the Shakers. [1800 10, Amer.; SHAKER + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • shakerism — shak·er·ism …   English syllables

  • shakerism — ˈshākəˌrizəm noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized : the beliefs and practices of the Shakers * * * /shay keuh riz euhm/, n. the beliefs and practices of the Shakers. [1800 10, Amer.; SHAKER + ISM] * * * Shākˈerism noun • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anti-Shaker — Anti Shakerism refers to negative attitudes concerning the Shakers. As of 2006, the Shakers currently have just four active members and never had more than 10,000; few or no religious or ethnic groups have fewer members than the Shakers.… …   Wikipedia

  • Mary Marshall Dyer — (1780 1867), was a voice for the largely forgotten Anti Shakerism sentiment in rural New Hampshire. In 1813 she joined the Shakers of Enfield, New Hampshire. It took only two years later for her to leave and blame them for alienating her from her …   Wikipedia

  • Shakers — The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, known as the Shakers, was a Protestant religious denomination that originated in Manchester, England in 1747 in the home of Jane and James Wardley. The Shakers developed from the… …   Wikipedia

  • Era of Manifestations — The Shakers came under a spiritual revival called the Era of Manifestations, which lasted from the late 1830s to about 1850. According to Shaker tradition, heavenly spirits came to earth, bringing visions, often giving them to young Shaker women …   Wikipedia

  • shaker — noun Date: 15th century 1. one that shakes: as a. a utensil or machine used in shaking < cocktail shaker > b. one that incites, promotes, or directs action < a mover and shaker > 2. capitalized [from a dance with shaking movements performed as… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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