Definitions for jerseyˈdʒɜr zi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jer•seyˈdʒɜr zi(n.)(pl.)-seys.

  1. a plain-knit, machine-made fabric of wool, silk, nylon, etc., characteristically soft and elastic, used for garments.

    Category: Textiles

  2. a close-fitting knitted sweater or shirt.

    Category: Clothing

  3. (cap.) one of a breed of dairy cattle, raised orig. on the island of Jersey.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

Origin of jersey:

1575–85; after Jersey

jer′seyed(adj.)

Jer•seyˈdʒɜr zi(n.)

  1. a British island in the English Channel: the largest of the Channel Islands. 87,848; 44 sq. mi. (116 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: St. Helier.

  2. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: New Jersey

Jer′sey•ite`(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. New Jersey, Jersey, Garden State, NJ(noun)

    a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies

  2. Jersey, island of Jersey(noun)

    the largest of the Channel Islands

  3. jersey, T-shirt, tee shirt(noun)

    a close-fitting pullover shirt

  4. jersey(noun)

    a slightly elastic machine-knit fabric

  5. Jersey(noun)

    a breed of diary cattle developed on the island of Jersey

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. jersey(noun)ˈdʒɜr zi

    a shirt worn while playing a sport

    official New York Giants' jerseys

  2. jerseyˈdʒɜr zi

    a long-sleeved sweater

    Put on your jersey.

Wiktionary

  1. jersey(Noun)

    A garment knitted from wool, worn over the upper body.

  2. jersey(Noun)

    A shirt worn by a member of an athletic team, usually oversized, typically depicting the athlete's name and team number as well as the team's logotype.

  3. Jersey(ProperNoun)

    The largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel between France and Great Britain.

  4. Jersey(ProperNoun)

    A type of cow from Jersey.

  5. Jersey(ProperNoun)

    New Jersey.

  6. Origin: From a typical fisherman's sweater used on the island of Jersey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jersey(noun)

    the finest of wool separated from the rest; combed wool; also, fine yarn of wool

  2. Jersey(noun)

    a kind of knitted jacket; hence, in general, a closefitting jacket or upper garment made of an elastic fabric (as stockinet)

  3. Jersey(noun)

    one of a breed of cattle in the Island of Jersey. Jerseys are noted for the richness of their milk

Freebase

  1. Jersey

    Jersey, is a British Crown Dependency just off the coast of Normandy, France. The bailiwick includes two groups of small islands that are no longer permanently inhabited, the Minquiers and Écréhous, and the Pierres de Lecq, as well as the island of Jersey itself. Jersey is part of the Duchy of Normandy, and is ruled by the Duke of Normandy—a title held by the reigning Monarch of the United Kingdom, though unrelated to those duties as king or queen of the UK. Jersey is a self-governing parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy, with its own financial, legal and judicial systems, and the power of self-determination. The island of Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands. Although the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey are often referred to collectively as the Channel Islands, the "Channel Islands" are not a constitutional or political unit. Jersey has a separate relationship to the British Crown from the other Crown Dependencies of Guernsey and the Isle of Man. It is not part of the United Kingdom, and has an international identity separate from that of the UK but the United Kingdom is constitutionally responsible for the defence of Jersey. Jersey is not a part of the European Union but has a special relationship with it, being treated as part of the European Community for the purposes of free trade in goods.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jersey

    the largest and richest of the Channel Islands, lies 15 m. off the French coast, 100 m. S. of Portland Bill, is oblong in shape, with great bays in the coast, and slopes from the N. to the SW.; the soil is devoted chiefly to pasture and potato culture; the exports are early potatoes for the London market and the famous Jersey cattle, the purity of whose breed is carefully preserved; the island is self-governing, has a somewhat primitive land tenure, is remarkably free from poverty and crime, has been under the English crown since 1066; the capital is St. Helier (29), where there is a college, a public library, a harbour, and a good market.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. JERSEY

    Well knit. NEW JERSEY Well bit. (See Mosquito).


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

jersey(noun)

a sweater or pullover.

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