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:


Manhattan is a narrow island off the coast of New Jersey devoted to the pursuit of lunch.

-- Raymond Sokolov (American Journalist)

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 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)

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

-- Joe Paterno (American Coach)

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

-- Eva Herzigova (Czechoslovakian Model)

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)

Given my last position, that I was the first U.S attorney post 9/11 in New Jersey, I understand acutely the pain and sorrow and upset of the family members who lost loved ones that day at the hands of radical Muslim extremists. And their sensitivities and concerns have to be taken into account.

-- Chris Christie (American Politician)

I also love horseback riding 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)

Then I was working in a store in Newark, New Jersey, and I saw an actor in person, and I got so excited. My whole day changed. That's when I decided to challenge myself to make my dreams become a reality.

-- Derek Luke (American Actor)

I believe the challenge the city faces is attracting continued development into the inner and western part of Jersey City. Nobody should be left behind as Jersey City continues to prosper and grow.

-- Vincent Frank ( -)

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

-- Scott Wolf (American Actor)

The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.

-- Steve Garvey (American Athlete)

I hope it will be set in California. In a way, I made a mistake, because a New Jersey policeman can't operate that way in New York. But in California, he can move between different counties.

-- Patricia Highsmith (American Novelist)

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)

There's a high school in Camden, New Jersey, I call the Jill Scott School. It's the Camden Creative Arts High School. Those teachers and kids are so passionate about what they do, and 98 percent of the senior class went on to college.

-- Jill Scott (American Musician)

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)

Girls Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey continues to advance their cause and to strengthen their community by aspiring to open a Girl's Center for Philadelphia.

-- Robert Brady (American Politician)

New Jersey is the first state in the country to agree to treat gay and unmarried couples the same as married couples.

-- Michael Adams ( -)

Let me tell you who I am: I'm a girl from New Jersey who moved to New York and worked in a bar while trying to make a living at what I really wanted to do, which was act.

-- Piper Perabo (American Actress)

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 ( -)

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)

Rocco paid me 35 bucks a week at Murray's Inn in South Jersey. People started asking Rocco to have me sing.

-- Frankie Avalon (American Actor)

We are keeping New Jersey one step, several steps, ahead of terrorism.

-- Richard J. Codey (American Politician)

And I remember how proud I was to put on my training jersey and go out on the field. Making it back to that environment was for me my greatest moment, because somebody had told me I couldn't do it and I never gave up on myself, the game and my teammates.

-- Brandi Chastain (American Athlete)

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

-- Jason Alexander (American Actor)

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)

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

-- Stacey Dash (American Actress)

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

-- Robert Anton Wilson (American Writer)

I was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and no one had ever taught anybody that young, back in those days.

-- Bernie Worrell (American Musician)

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 have some Russian friends. But probably only 10 percent. I don't hang out usually in the big Russian communities in Brooklyn and New Jersey.

-- Mikhail Baryshnikov (American Dancer)

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)

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

-- Joe Paterno (American Coach)

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)


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