• (noun): A member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers).
    Synonyms: Friend
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on quaker, quakers:

Solomon Eccles - Life
... Pepys confirms that the person described as such is a Quaker ... a man, a Quaker, came naked through the Hall, only very civilly tied about the privates to avoid scandal, and with a chafing-dish of fire and brimstone burning upon his head… crying, “Repent! repent ... He would worship with other Quakers ...
Mabel Leigh Hunt
... died, in Plainfield (a center of Indiana Quaker activity) ... Hunt wrote many other works on Quaker themes including The Double Birthday Present (1947) a 1959 article on Quaker children and Quaker-related children's books for the ... a personal letter from Richard Nixon (who had a Quaker background), written in 1960, a year when he was both Vice President and the losing candidate for President ...
Ambrose Jessup Tomlinson - Early Life
... Tomlinson was born to a prominent Quaker family near Westfield, Indiana ... Tomlinson never regularly attended Quaker services after that, hence their children including A.J ... at the age of seventeen and immediately enrolled in the local Quaker academy, Union High School, in Westfield, Indiana, a town known for its religious and racial diversity ...
South River Friends Meetinghouse
... The South River Friends Meetinghouse, or Quaker Meeting House, is a historic Friends meeting house located at Lynchburg, Virginia ... The building ceased as a Quaker meeting house in the 1840s, and stands on the grounds of the Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church ... and her son John, the founder of the city whose final resting place is marked by a plain Quaker stone and a modern plaque ...
Quaker, Indiana
... Quaker (or Quaker Point) is an extinct town in Vermillion Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, United States ... The post office at Quaker was established in 1894 and discontinued in 1914 ...

More definitions of "quaker":

  • (noun): One who quakes and trembles with (or as with) fear.
    Synonyms: trembler

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