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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 classic literature ?
I had heard it uttered between two thick, red-necked fellows of the semi-nautical type at the Fenchurch Street Railway-station, where, in those days, the everyday male crowd was attired in jerseys and pilot-cloth mostly, and had the air of being more conversant with the times of high- water than with the times of the trains.
Round her men in blue jerseys knelt and scrubbed the boards, or leant over the rails and whistled, and not far off Mr.
A great sea chest stood open in the center, and allround upon the carpet were little piles of jerseys, oil-skins, books, sextant boxes, instruments, and sea-boots.
The Jerseys were handsome ground enough for Washington to tread, and London streets for the feet of Milton.
She took their breaths away by the prices given and received for pedigreed Persians, pedigreed Ohio Improved Chesters, pedigreed Scotch collies, and pedigreed Jerseys.
The common people think the Indians are in New Jersey.
There's a barkeeper from Jersey City going to be received.
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.
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.
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.