Origin of Amishafter Jacob Ammann (or Amen), the founder
the members of a Christian sect that separated from the Mennonites in the 17th cent.: in the U.S. since the 18th cent., the Amish favor plain dress and plain living, with little reliance on modern conveniences, in a chiefly agrarian society
designating or of this sect
nounused with a pl. verb
An orthodox Anabaptist sect that separated from the Mennonites in the late 17th century and exists today primarily in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana.
Of or relating to this sect or its members.
Origin of AmishGerman amisch after Jacob Amman , 17th-century Swiss Mennonite bishop
- Relating to this sect.
From Pennsylvania German Amisch or German Amische after the name of the Swiss preacher Jakob Amman (1645-1730).
- Although much of the furniture produced by the Amish is completely hand crafted using simple tools, there are some Amish furniture craftsmen that use modern technology combined with their old world skills.
- Heat Surge claims that their innovative Amish space heaters will help consumers save money on their utility bills and for the most part this is true, but, how the heater is used makes all the difference.
- Built by hand with special attention paid to every detail, the master craftsmen creating Amish furniture in Wisconsin take pride in the high quality of their work and the beautifully crafted finished furniture pieces.
- Whether you are looking for one special piece of furniture or want to remodel an entire room, with the wide selection of Amish home furniture styles and designs, you are sure to find the perfect pieces for your needs.
- With such a large population of Amish people living and working in Pennsylvania, it's no wonder that Amish made furniture from this state is one of the major sources of revenue for this segregated religious culture.