Guernsey


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Guern·sey 1

 (gûrn′zē)
An island of southern Great Britain, one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel off the coast of northwest France.

Guern·sey 2

 (gûrn′zē)
n. pl. Guern·seys
Any of a breed of brown and white dairy cattle originally developed on the island of Guernsey and noted for producing a rich golden milk.

Guernsey

(ˈɡɜːnzɪ)
n
1. (Placename) an island in the English Channel: the second largest of the Channel Islands, which, with Alderney and Sark, Herm, Jethou, and some islets, forms the bailiwick of Guernsey; finance, market gardening, dairy farming, and tourism. Capital: St Peter Port. Pop: 65 605 (2013). Area: 63 sq km (24.5 sq miles)
2. (Breeds) a breed of dairy cattle producing rich creamy milk, originating from the island of Guernsey
3. (Clothing & Fashion) (sometimes not capital) a seaman's knitted woollen sweater
4. (Clothing & Fashion) (not capital) Austral a sleeveless woollen shirt or jumper worn by a football player
5. get a guernsey Austral to be selected or gain recognition for something

Guern•sey

(ˈgɜrn zi)
n., pl. -seys.
1. Isle of, one of the Channel Islands, in the English Channel. 55,482; 25 sq. mi. (65 sq. km).
2. one of a breed of tan and white dairy cattle originally raised on this island.
[1825–35, for definition 2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Guernsey - a Channel Island to the northwest of Jersey
Channel Island - any of a group of British islands in the English Channel off the northern coast of France
2.Guernsey - breed of dairy cattle from the island of GuernseyGuernsey - breed of dairy cattle from the island of Guernsey
dairy cattle, dairy cow, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker - cattle that are reared for their milk
Translations

Guernsey

[ˈgɜːnzɪ] NGuernesey m

Guernsey

[ˈgɜːrnzi] nGuernesey mf

Guernsey

n
Guernsey nt
(= sweater)dicker Pullover (von Fischern getragen)

Guernsey

[ˈgɛːnzɪ] n (island) → (isola di) Guernsey f; (cow) → mucca di Guernsey
References in classic literature ?
Master Micawber was hardly visible in a Guernsey shirt, and the shaggiest suit of slops I ever saw; and the children were done up, like preserved meats, in impervious cases.
His boyhood had passed in the neighborhood of the tin mines, and his youth as the cabin-boy of a smuggler, between Falmouth and Guernsey.
In return, China's regulators allowed Guernsey to become the first international financial center to establish a presence on the mainland in 2007 -- before it had even set up in Hong Kong -- and permitted companies domiciled in Guernsey to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
We stopped to look out over Cobo Bay and sank a pint of Guernsey cider.
This event was a great success," said Peter Niven, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance.
It was the third time Bahrain beat Guernsey in the space of four months, and it was not something that sat well with Guernsey coach Andy Cornford.
Guernsey measures just nine miles by five miles but, boy, is it packed full of wonderful places to see and things to do.
In 2006 Guernsey Airport made an operating surplus of 2 million [pounds sterling] (less depreciation costs) and is run on a self-sufficiency basis, hence the high passenger fees charged.
Guernsey and its Investment Funds Association will be hosting a funds Masterclass entitled "Demystifying Funds in Guernsey" on the evening of Wednesday, September 26 at The Signet Library in Edinburgh.
But Guernsey carpenter Ray Fallaize, 38, has delivered the clincher by catching a Couch's sea bream that smashes the UK offshore record with over 1lb 11oz to spare.
Big, bouncing surfing beaches - St Ouen's Bay, Jersey, or the quiet curvaceous coves of Guernsey - also cater for traditional family holiday fare, but with a slice of French bread on the side.
Guernsey's Office of Utility Regulation (OUR) said it had sought confirmation from mobile operators in Guernsey that they are prepared to offer MNP within Guernsey using the Jersey solution.