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Jersey

The largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. It was annexed by the Normans in 933, and French influence has persisted since autonomy was granted in 1204.

jer·sey

 (jûr′zē)
n. pl. jer·seys
1. A soft, plain-knitted fabric used for clothing.
2.
a. A shirt worn by an athlete, often displaying the name of the player, team, or sponsor.
b. A close-fitting knitted pullover shirt, jacket, or sweater.
3. often Jersey Any of a breed of fawn-colored dairy cattle developed on the island of Jersey and producing milk that is rich in butterfat.

[After Jersey.]

Jersey

(ˈdʒɜːzɪ)
n
1. (Placename) an island in the English Channel, the largest of the Channel Islands: forms, with two other islands, the bailiwick of Jersey; colonized from Normandy in the 11th century and still officially French-speaking; noted for finance, market gardening, dairy farming, and tourism. Capital: St Helier. Pop: 95 732 (2013 est). Area: 116 sq km (45 sq miles)
2. (Breeds) a breed of dairy cattle producing milk with a high butterfat content, originating from the island of Jersey

jersey

(ˈdʒɜːzɪ)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
2. (Textiles)
a. a machine-knitted slightly elastic cloth of wool, silk, nylon, etc, used for clothing
b. (as modifier): a jersey suit.
3. a football shirt
[C16: from Jersey, from the woollen sweaters traditionally worn by the fishermen]

jer•sey

(ˈdʒɜr zi)

n., pl. -seys.
1. a plain-knit, machine-made fabric of wool, silk, nylon, etc., characteristically soft and elastic, used for garments.
2. a close-fitting knitted sweater or shirt.
3. (cap.) one of a breed of dairy cattle, raised orig. on the island of Jersey.
[1575–85; after Jersey]
jer′seyed, adj.

Jer•sey

(ˈdʒɜr zi)

n.
1. a British island in the English Channel: the largest of the Channel Islands. 87,848; 44 sq. mi. (116 sq. km). Cap.: St. Helier.
Jer′sey•an, n., adj.
Jer′sey•ite`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jersey - a Mid-Atlantic state on the AtlanticJersey - a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
Battle of Monmouth, Battle of Monmouth Court House, Monmouth Court House - a pitched battle in New Jersey during the American Revolution (1778) that ended with the withdrawal of British forces
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Mid-Atlantic states - a region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland
Atlantic City - a city on the Atlantic shore in southeastern New Jersey; a resort and gambling center
capital of New Jersey, Trenton - capital of the state of New Jersey; located in western New Jersey on the Delaware river
Bayonne - a city in northeastern New Jersey
Camden - a city in southwestern New Jersey on the Delaware River near Philadelphia
Jersey City - a city in northeastern New Jersey (opposite Manhattan)
Morristown - a town in northern New Jersey where the Continental Army spent two winters
Newark - the largest city in New Jersey; located in northeastern New Jersey
New Brunswick - a university town in central New Jersey
Paterson - a city of northeastern New Jersey
Princeton - a university town in central New Jersey
Cape May - a cape of southeast New Jersey extending into the Atlantic Ocean
Ellis Island - an island in New York Bay that was formerly the principal immigration station for the United States; "some twelve millions immigrants passed through Ellis Island"
Delaware Bay - an inlet of the North Atlantic; fed by the Delaware River
2.Jersey - the largest of the Channel Islands
Channel Island - any of a group of British islands in the English Channel off the northern coast of France
3.jersey - a close-fitting pullover shirtjersey - a close-fitting pullover shirt  
shirt - a garment worn on the upper half of the body
polo-neck, turtle, turtleneck - a sweater or jersey with a high close-fitting collar
4.jersey - a slightly elastic machine-knit fabric
knit - a fabric made by knitting
5.Jersey - a breed of diary cattle developed on the island of Jersey
dairy cattle, dairy cow, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker - cattle that are reared for their milk

jersey

noun jumper, sweater, woolly, pullover grey jersey and trousers
Translations
جرسي: صِدار صوفيقَمِيصٌ مِنَ الصُّوف
svetrpulovr
sweater
neulepaitapelipaitavillapaitavillapuserovillatakki
pulover
peysa
ジャージー
저지
megztinis
adīta jaka/svīteris
dżersejsweter
volnena jopica
tröja
เสื้อถักแบบรัดรูป
áo nịt len

Jersey

[ˈdʒɜːzɪ] N
1. (Geog) → Isla f de Jersey, Jersey m
2. (Zool) → vaca f de Jersey

jersey

[ˈdʒɜːzɪ] N (= garment) → jersey m, suéter m; (= fabric) → tejido m de punto

Jersey

[ˈdʒɜːrzi] n (= island) → Jersey f

jersey

[ˈdʒɜːrzi]
n
(= jumper) → chandail m
(= fabric) → jersey m
modif [top, dress, suit] → en jersey, de jersey

Jersey

n
Jersey nt
(= cow)Jersey(rind) nt

jersey

nPullover m; (Cycling, Ftbl etc) → Trikot nt; (cloth) → Jersey m; jersey woolWolljersey m

Jersey

[ˈdʒɜːzɪ] n (island) → Jersey f
a Jersey (cow) → una mucca di razza Jersey

jersey

[ˈdʒɜːzɪ] n (garment) → maglia; (fabric) → jersey m

jersey

(ˈdʒəːzi) noun
a sweater or pullover.

jersey

قَمِيصٌ مِنَ الصُّوف svetr sweater Pullover φανελάκι jersey, suéter neulepaita pull pulover maglione ジャージー 저지 jersey strikkegenser sweter camisola, suéter свитер tröja เสื้อถักแบบรัดรูป kazak áo nịt len 运动衫
References in periodicals archive ?
Jersey, officially the Bailiwick of Jersey, is an island off the coast of Normandy, France.
He was born on the Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown Dependency in the Channel Islands, which is just off the coast of France.
In FY 2012, the Department of Treasury transferred $2,052,555 to the Bailiwick of Jersey, $364,999 to Cayman Islands, $119,203 to Canada, $1,291,616 to Luxembourg and $609,802 to the United Kingdom.