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:


My jersey hanging from the ceiling is going to be a symbol of the hard work of the people I played with.

-- Mark Messier (Canadian Athlete)

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 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)

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

-- Treat Williams (American Actor)

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)

God, I hope I wear this jersey forever.

-- Derek Jeter (American Athlete)

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

-- Stacey Dash (American Actress)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Eva Herzigova (Czechoslovakian Model)

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

-- Joe Tex (American Musician)

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- John Woolman (American Clergyman)

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

-- Anita Diament ( -)

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

-- Robert Anton Wilson (American Writer)

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

-- Joe Paterno (American Coach)

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

-- Scott Wolf (American Actor)

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)


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