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 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 ( -)

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

-- Joe Paterno (American Coach)

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)

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 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)

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 ( -)

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

-- Bernie Worrell (American Musician)

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

-- Joe Tex (American Musician)

I have the Pleasure to assure you Congress pay particular Attention to the Defence of New Jersey, and hitherto have denied us nothing which we have Asked for that Purpose.

-- Abraham Clark (American Politician)

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)

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)

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

-- Eva Herzigova (Czechoslovakian Model)

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)

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'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)

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)

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 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)

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)

I also love horseback riding in New Jersey.

-- Eva Herzigova (Czechoslovakian Model)

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

-- Raymond Sokolov (American Journalist)

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

-- Michael Adams ( -)

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)

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)

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)

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 don't think, 'Gee, I'd like to dress this person.' There was a picture in Us magazine. It was a jersey dress, and Courtney Love was wearing it. I have this thing about Courtney Love, this funny worship.

-- Marc Jacobs (American Designer)

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

-- Richard J. Codey (American Politician)

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)

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

-- Joe Paterno (American Coach)


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