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. From this trade he had been impressed into the service of his king, and, for the want of a better, had been taken into the cabin, first as a servant, and finally as steward to the captain.
The walking stick was consigned to Guernsey's by the Williams family in Milford, Connecticut.
You'll also be able to enjoy a bite to eat from Guernsey's many beach cafes and kiosks.
Nordben, a Guernsey-based company, is licensed to carry out long-term and general insurance business, including domestic business and is subject to regulation by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
This year's theme is "Guernsey Encounters Throughout the Ages" and will delve into the island's history from 8,000BC to the modern day.
Excavations from 1980 to 2000 provided evidence that the Romans not only visited and traded with people on Guernsey and other islands in the English Channel, but also built settlements that lasted for several centuries.
Blue Islands - Flybe's franchise partner - is planning to resume its flights from Cardiff Airport to the island of Guernsey for this summer season, according to a release by the Airport.
Shaikh Mohamed, supported by Batelco Board Director Oliver McFall and Batelco Group Chief Executive Officer Ihab Hinnawi, met with States of Guernsey Chief Minister Gavin St Pier and States of Guernsey President of Committee for Economic Development Peter Ferbrache and their senior management team.
A strong batting performance from the Qatar top order backed by their slower bowlers saw the Inam-ul-Haq-led team beat Guernsey by three wickets in the ICC World Cricket League Division Five yesterday.
I arrived there, having taken advantage of Flybe's new summer route from Cardiff (there are other regional departure points), to beautiful blue sky and sunshine - perfect beach weather, and plenty of sandy beaches and sheltered coves for those who fancy sunbathing and paddling and a Guernsey ice cream cone to boot.