Definitions for: Jersey


[n] breed from the island of Jersey
[n] a slightly elastic machine-knit fabric
[n] a close-fitting pullover shirt



Webster (1913) Definition: Jer"sey, n.; pl. Jerseys. [From Jersey, the largest
of the Channel Islands.]
1. The finest of wool separated from the rest; combed wool;
also, fine yarn of wool.

2. A kind of knitted jacket; hence, in general, a
closefitting jacket or upper garment made of an elastic
fabric (as stockinet).

3. One of a breed of cattle in the Island of Jersey. Jerseys
are noted for the richness of their milk.

Synonyms: tee shirt, T-shirt

See Also: dairy cattle, dairy cow, knit, knitted fabric, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker, polo-neck, shirt, turtleneck

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Famous Quotes Containing Jersey:


I live in New Jersey now, which always gets a bad rap here and there, but I must say, I enjoy living here too.

-- Paul Muldoon (English Poet)

And then we moved to New Jersey and I went to the Art Students League.

-- Donald Judd (American Artist)

Furthermore, both Pennsylvania and New Jersey Departments of Environmental Protection have evaluated the sediment to be dredged and also found it to be not toxic.

-- Robert Brady (American Politician)

I was a big Jersey meat-and-potatoes kind of guy before I got here.

-- Scott Wolf (American Actor)

In 1938, when I had decided that the only way to see the country was in a trailer, and I built the trailer which I still have and lived in it for eighteen months, and learned America from San Diego to the Canadian border, from Miami to New Jersey, and east to west in between.

-- Leslie Charteris (British Writer)

My goal was to make New Jersey's state government a model for all other states to emulate, hopefully thereby to stem, or at least slow down, the flow of power to the federal government.

-- Charles Edison (American Businessman)

By failing to keep their end of the bargain, the Bush administration would allow New Jersey projects to deteriorate and make New Jersey highways and bridges less safe.

-- Robert Menendez (American Politician)

I later spent... five to eight months in hospitals in New Jersey, always on an involuntary basis, and always attempting a legal argument for release.

-- John Forbes Nash, Jr. (American Mathematician)

Global warming has melted the polar ice caps, raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities. Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.

-- Godfried Danneels ( Clergyman)

I am really rather like a beautiful Jersey cow, I have the same pathetic droop to the corners of my eyes.

-- Deborah Kerr (Scottish Actress)

I was born in Northampton, in Burlington County, West Jersey, in the year 1720.

-- John Woolman (American Clergyman)

I do feel we can create more jobs and opportunities for Jersey City residents, but in the spirit of free enterprise, I do not think it is right to force companies to hire a fixed percentage of local residents.

-- Vincent Frank ( -)

Conscious of our many problems, I seek today to lay a foundation to our public policy. My fundamental purpose is to devote my term of office to raising the standard of public service in New Jersey.

-- Charles Edison (American Businessman)

I was in Jersey when the whole World Trade Center thing happened and I felt powerless. So, I went to Hawaii and did a surf movie. It's kind of fluffy.

-- Michelle Rodriguez (American Actress)

I had just done what she does in the story just about a year earlier - I moved from New Jersey and came to New York and was working at a bar, and you know, trying to make it.

-- Piper Perabo (American Actress)

I was born on May 17, 1979, in Newark, New Jersey.

-- Joe Tex (American Musician)

God, I hope I wear this jersey forever.

-- Derek Jeter (American Athlete)

Philadelphia merely seems dull because it's next to exciting Camden, New Jersey.

-- Robert Anton Wilson (American Writer)

Well, let's put in this way, I grew up in West New York, New Jersey.

-- Jason Alexander (American Actor)

My goal had been to win a championship, work toward the Hall of Fame, have my jersey retired by the team and I'd go in as a lifelong New York Giant, but I'm now resigned to the fact that this won't happen.

-- Michael Strahan (American Athlete)

From the top of the quarry cliffs, one could see the New Jersey suburbs bordered by the New York City skyline.

-- Robert Smithson (American Artist)

My early childhood was spent in Newark, New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12.

-- Anita Diament ( -)

I want the people of New Jersey to jump off a cliff like Kurt Vonnegut so I can show them how to fly. This way, nobody needs to grow any wings, which would be impossible anyway because we're humans and not some kind of bird.

-- Richie Sambora (American Musician)

Michael Sanchez and I grew up in New Jersey, not far from here, playing soccer together. When I was in high school, I worked to start an organization to help senior citizens, which I learned a great deal from.

-- Andrew Shue (American Actor)

That got me thinking. Bon Jovi kills in Jersey. Just kills. We did Atlantic City this past winter and man, you wouldn't believe the intensity in that crowd. Can I just talk for a minute about how amazingly hot Heather is?

-- Richie Sambora (American Musician)

Artificial Intelligence leaves no doubt that it wants its audiences to enter a realm of pure fantasy when it identifies one of the last remaining islands of civilization as New Jersey.

-- Godfried Danneels ( Clergyman)

Otherwise, I spend a lot of time at my boyfriend's home in the country, in New Jersey.

-- Eva Herzigova (Czechoslovakian Model)

It is critical that Democratic candidates, whether they are in New Jersey, or Virginia, or anywhere, emphasize the fact that we can be trusted, and can bring fiscal integrity to our state, local, and national government.

-- Mark Warner (American Politician)

I'm a partner in a company called Helicopter Services and Instruction out of New Jersey.

-- Treat Williams (American Actor)

I was the Secretary of State of New Jersey in November 2000. I paid careful attention to the challenges that stemmed from inadequate voting systems in various places.

-- DeForest Soaries (American Politician)

Its the name on the front of the jersey that matters most, not the one on the back.

-- Joe Paterno (American Coach)

I went to my last three years of high school in New Jersey. I just wanted to act, you know?

-- Stacey Dash (American Actress)

Grilling outside with my parents at the Jersey shore. We would grill lobster and corn in the summer.

-- Bobby Flay (American Celebrity)

The name on the front of the jersey is what really matters, not the name on the back.

-- Joe Paterno (American Coach)

I said we are going to balance an $11 billion budget deficit in a $29 billion budget, so by percentage, the largest budget deficit in America, by percentage, larger than California, larger than New York, larger than Illinois. And we're going to balance that without raising taxes on the people of the state of New Jersey.

-- Chris Christie (American Politician)


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