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.

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

  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.

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

  3. Jerseynoun

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

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

  4. Jerseynoun

    A type of cow from Jersey.

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

  5. Jerseynoun

    New Jersey.

    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

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

  2. Jerseynoun

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

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

  3. Jerseynoun

    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.]

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. Chris Christie:

    If we did it in New Jersey, everybody, for God's sake we can do it in the United States of America.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    And you need to be in order to know how to work with people, how to bring people together. I've done that in New Jersey in a way that lets me get 61% of the vote for re-election, the fact is that people know I know how to bring folks together and how to fight when I need to.

  3. Sam Bennett:

    I can't tell you how excited I am, the green jersey and the Champs-Elysees, the world championships of sprinting. I never thought I'd be able to win this stage and to do it in green is so special.

  4. Chris Christie:

    Amtrak's indifference to New Jersey commuters and its abject neglect of the infrastructure that New Jersey and our entire region relies upon.

  5. Steve Smith:

    Mr. Zarauskas is a sporadically employed New Jersey construction worker who likes to go to flea markets, he was never present when a tusk crossed the border, and we think any suggestion that he knew the tusks were illegal is shaky.

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