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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

(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)

New` Jer′sey

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.
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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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