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New Jersey

Abbr. NJ or N.J.
A state of the east-central United States on the Atlantic Ocean. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was settled by Dutch and Swedish colonists in the 1620s and 1630s, was ceded to the English as part of New Netherland in 1664, and became a royal province in 1702. The colony was strategically important in the American Revolution and was the site of a number of major battles, including the engagements at Trenton, Princeton, and Monmouth. New Jersey ratified the United States Constitution in 1787. Trenton is the capital and Newark the largest city.

New Jer′sey·ite′ n.

New Jersey

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(Placename) a state of the eastern US, on the Atlantic and Delaware Bay: mostly low-lying, with a heavy industrial area in the northeast and many coastal resorts. Capital: Trenton. Pop: 8 638 396 (2003 est). Area: 19 479 sq km (7521 sq miles). Abbreviation: N.J. or NJ (with zip code)

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a state in the E United States, on the Atlantic coast. 8,414,350; 7836 sq. mi. (20,295 sq. km). Cap.: Trenton. Abbr.: NJ, N.J.
New` Jer′sey•an, New` Jer′sey•ite`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.New Jersey - a Mid-Atlantic state on the AtlanticNew Jersey - 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.New Jersey - one of the British colonies that formed the United States
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New Jersey and Rhode Island, upon all occasions, discovered a warm zeal for the independence of Vermont; and Maryland, till alarmed by the appearance of a connection between Canada and that State, entered deeply into the same views.
Cooper was born at Burlington, New Jersey, 15th Sept.
The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.
Then this New Jersey phantom rose up and bowed and begged pardon, then with the officer beside him, the file of men marching behind him, and with every mark of respect, he was escorted to his carriage by the imperial Cent Gardes
It traversed Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey like a flash, rushing through towns with antique names, some of which had streets and car-tracks, but as yet no houses.
In 1760 Sir Francis Bernard, who had been' governor of New Jersey, was appointed to the same office in Massachusetts.
On the last Saturday in April, the New York "Times" published an account of the strike complications which were delaying Alexander's New Jersey bridge, and stated that the engineer himself was in town and at his office on West Tenth Street.
This is a very common course of things, even in the present state of the Union; but it was peculiarly the fortunes of the two extremes of society, in the peaceful and unenterprising colonies of Pennsylvania and New Jersey,
There's the wad of land that New Jersey crowd has been dickering for.
The common people think the Indians are in New Jersey.
And if we except the observations which New Jersey was led to make, rather by her local situation, than by her peculiar foresight, it may be questioned whether a single suggestion was of sufficient moment to justify a revision of the system.
So he commenced to bargain, and in the end the person of Meriem passed from the possession of the black chieftain into that of the two Swedes in consideration of six yards of Amerikan, three empty brass cartridge shells and a shiny, new jack knife from New Jersey.

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