Definitions for Jersey
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New Jersey, Jersey, Garden State, NJnoun
a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
Jersey, island of Jerseynoun
the largest of the Channel Islands
jersey, T-shirt, tee shirtnoun
a close-fitting pullover shirt
a slightly elastic machine-knit fabric
a breed of diary cattle developed on the island of Jersey
A garment knitted from wool, worn over the upper body.
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.
The largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel between France and Great Britain.
A type of cow from Jersey.
Etymology: From a typical fisherman's sweater used on the island of Jersey.
Jersey ( JUR-zee, French: [ʒɛʁzɛ] (listen); Jèrriais: Jèrri [ʒɛri]), officially the Bailiwick of Jersey (French: Bailliage de Jersey; Jèrriais: Bailliage dé Jèrri), is an island country and self-governing Crown Dependency near the coast of north-west France. It is the largest of the Channel Islands and is 14 miles (23 km) from the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy. The Bailiwick consists of the main island of Jersey and some surrounding uninhabited islands and rocks including Les Dirouilles, Les Écréhous, Les Minquiers, and Les Pierres de Lecq.Jersey was part of the Duchy of Normandy, whose dukes became kings of England from 1066. After Normandy was lost by the kings of England in the 13th century, and the ducal title surrendered to France, Jersey remained loyal to the English Crown, though it never became part of the Kingdom of England. 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's relationship with the Crown is different from the other Crown Dependencies; the Lieutenant Governor represents the King there. Jersey is not part of the United Kingdom, and has an international identity separate from that of the UK, but the UK is constitutionally responsible for the defence of Jersey.The island has a large financial services industry, which generates 40% of its GVA. British cultural influence on the island is evident in its use of English as the main language and Pound sterling as its primary currency. Additional British cultural similarities include: driving on the left, access to British television and newspapers, a school curriculum following that of England, and the popularity of British sports, including cricket. The island also has a strong Norman-French culture, such as its historic dialect of the Norman language, Jèrriais, being one of only two places in Normandy with government status for the language (the other being Guernsey), as well as the use of standard French in legal matters and officially in use as a government language, strong cultural ties to mainland Normandy as a part of the Normandy region, and place names with French or Norman origins. The island has very close cultural links with its neighbouring islands in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, and they share a good-natured rivalry. Jersey and its people have been described as a nation.
A jersey is a type of clothing made from knitted or woven wool, cotton, or synthetic yarn. It originally referred to a type of knitwear, often pullover style, typically worn during sporting activities. In modern usage, it can refer to any garment, often t-shirts, worn by members of a sports team as part of their uniform. It typically displays the team's name, player's name, and number.
the finest of wool separated from the rest; combed wool; also, fine yarn of wool
a kind of knitted jacket; hence, in general, a closefitting jacket or upper garment made of an elastic fabric (as stockinet)
one of a breed of cattle in the Island of Jersey. Jerseys are noted for the richness of their milk
Etymology: [From Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands.]
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
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
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
Well knit. NEW JERSEY Well bit. (See Mosquito).
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Fine wool, formerly called gearnsey, ganzee, or guernsey.--Jersey frocks, woollen frocks supplied to seamen.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
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
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.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Jersey is ranked #41234 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Jersey surname appeared 528 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Jersey.
91.2% or 482 total occurrences were White.
2.6% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.2% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.7% or 9 total occurrences were Black.
The numerical value of Jersey in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Jersey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
My two rock idols are Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. Not just because they are from Jersey, but, because they conduct themselves with humility and give a lot back to the public and their respective communities. And, the fact they both ended up marrying someone that "knew them when" is something I admire and hope to have with Tina (Rinaldi) one day.
New Jersey needs a hero. Bon Jovi does not count.
We are all from New Jersey : You know what New Jersey means, if you give New Jersey, you are getting New Jersey right back.
Brooklyn and Jersey have a lot in common. People make fun of both and those who know better let them.
Director of Public Safety James Shea told reporters Friday. Based on what we know now, the amount of guns, the amount of ammunition, the fact that they had explosive devices -- we would have to assume they planned to do a lot more damage than we allowed them to do. THOUSANDS MOURN, ATTEND FUNERALS FOR Jersey City SHOOTING VICTIMS Police officers stand near the scene of a gun fight at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Thursday. Anderson and Graham appear to have acted alone even though they had expressed interest in the Black Hebrew Israelites, a fringe religious group that often disparages whites and Jews, New Jersey officials have said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Thursday that the attack was driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement and is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. The evidence points toward acts of hate. I can confirm that were investigating this matter as potential acts of domestic terrorism fueled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal added that social media posts, witness interviews and other evidence reflected the couples hatred of Jews and police. Orthodox Jewish men carry Moshe Deutsch's casket outside a Brooklyn synagogue following Moshe Deutsch funeral on Wednesday in New York. Moshe Deutsch was one of the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The attackers killed three people in the market, in addition to the police officer at a cemetery about a mile away, before dying in an hourslong gunbattle with police Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Public Safety James Shea called Seals the ultimate detective or officer we would point to to tell young officers, This is how you should behave.
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Translations for Jersey
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- Trikot, Jersey, PulloverGerman
- villapaita, villapusero, villatakki, pelipaitaFinnish
- tricot, jerseyFrench
- geansaidhScottish Gaelic
- ноосон цамцMongolian
- jérsei, malha, camisaPortuguese
- кофта, свитер, джерси, футболкаRussian
- olle, gensare, jumper, stickad tröjaSwedish
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