What does Jersey mean?

Definitions for Jersey
ˈdʒɜr ziJer·sey

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. New Jersey, Jersey, Garden State, NJnoun

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

  2. Jersey, island of Jerseynoun

    the largest of the Channel Islands

  3. jersey, T-shirt, tee shirtnoun

    a close-fitting pullover shirt

  4. jerseynoun

    a slightly elastic machine-knit fabric

  5. Jerseynoun

    a breed of diary cattle developed on the island of Jersey

Wiktionary

  1. jerseynoun

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

  2. jerseynoun

    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. Jerseynoun

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

  4. Jerseynoun

    A type of cow from Jersey.

  5. Jerseynoun

    New Jersey.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jerseynoun

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

  2. Jerseynoun

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

  3. Jerseynoun

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

  4. Etymology: [From Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jersey

    jėr′zi, n. the finest part of wool: combed wool: a close-fitting woollen shirt, or kind of under-vest, worn in rowing, &c. [From the island Jersey.]

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).

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. jersey

    Fine wool, formerly called gearnsey, ganzee, or guernsey.--Jersey frocks, woollen frocks supplied to seamen.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. jersey

    One of the Channel Islands, and the largest and most southerly of the group, situated about 15 miles west from the coast of France, and belonging to Great Britain. Various attempts have been made by the French to possess themselves of this island, but without success. The most remarkable was in 1781, when they were repulsed by the local militia.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Jersey

    From Czar’s-ey, or “Cæsar’s Isle,” so called by the Romans in honour of Julius Cæsar. The close-fitting rowing shirt and female bodice received the name of a Jersey because it was first worn by the inhabitants of this isle.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jersey in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jersey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Jersey in a Sentence

  1. Dustin Gouker:

    The New Jersey market is not as event-driven as Nevada, and it's not as much of a destination, at least not yet, for the Super Bowl.

  2. Team Sky:

    These four days in the mountains are the hardest four days I would have raced I think in a one-week stage race, it's a super hard climbing stage race, even harder on the weekend now. I'll enjoy tomorrow, or I'll try to enjoy it in the jersey and defend it but it's super hard.

  3. Jonathan Martin:

    They think that Kris Kobach could actually still be beatable on Tuesday, but they're worried that Trump's itchy Twitter finger could play a role during the course of President Donald Trump long unsupervised golf weekend in New Jersey, and there's some thought that if Kris Kobach does do that tweet, that puts Kobach over the top, and it's going to have to make them spend a lot of money in Kansas this year, in an otherwise red state.

  4. Nyara Sabally:

    It was an honor to put on the Ducks jersey and play at Matthew Knight. I will forever cherish my time here, and I hope that I was able to inspire the people in Eugene that have shown me unwavering support the past four years.

  5. Donald Trump:

    He's going to be a great governor, which New Jersey could use. He will go down as the best governor there is.

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