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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A commando unit, wearing black jerseys, gloves and skull-caps, armed with bazookas, marched past.
▪ Carolina used its black home jerseys for the first time since the 1996 regular-season finale.
▪ I bought some black jersey scalloped with gold embroidery from the market, and made a long, three-tiered, halter-necked gown.
▪ He wore a black jersey and grey trousers, and his dark brown hair was slightly ruffled.
▪ Gary stared at her for a moment, pins spewing from his mouth and catching on the front of his black jersey.
▪ Knowing Raymond he will be happy pulling on the blue jersey.
▪ He wore a tweed jacket over a dark blue turtle-necked jersey and he had a robust mod mustache.
▪ Powder blue jersey dress, and high strappy shoes like the ones Sue wears.
▪ Only some sailors in blue jerseys who appeared as the Shirley chugged alongside the boarding pontoon.
▪ The non-climbers will be trying to amass points towards possession of the green jersey, the prize awarded for placings rather than time.
▪ These are the Celtics who have turned the stomachs of their loyalists greener than the jerseys they were wearing wearing Tuesday night.
▪ The green jersey is awarded for the winner of the race on points.
▪ There will be much skirmishing for points towards the green jersey, the prize for consistency in daily placings.
▪ The child was a girl, wearing corduroy jeans and a red jersey.
▪ He had light-brown skin and a Red Sox base-ball jersey.
▪ If I could've worn a red jersey that would've been it.
▪ D Mens t-shirt in white cotton jersey, generously cut and decorated with a primitive fish motif.
▪ He was wearing a pyjama jacket and a white naval jersey.
▪ Les Cusworth was never as comfortable in a white jersey as he was in Leicester's Christmas-tree outfit.
▪ Then in 1952 Coppi was once more in the yellow jersey at the old Parc des Princes track in Paris.
▪ Mattan and the yellow jersey were right in the middle of the pack as it peddled hard in the blistering heat.
▪ The greatest pressure in Monday's time trial will be on the yellow jersey.
▪ Race leader Chris Lillywhite came in 31 seconds behind to keep hold of the yellow jersey.
▪ He wears the yellow jersey of the leader of the Tour as a whole.
▪ Expect to see his yellow jersey drawn into battle after battle.
▪ D Mens t-shirt in white cotton jersey, generously cut and decorated with a primitive fish motif.
▪ Shorts from £7.95 Skirty shorts with a ribbed, elasticated waistband and hip pockets. 100% cotton jersey, machine washable.
▪ Linen/cotton mix jacket £66, cotton jersey t-shirt £26 and bleached white jeans £52.
▪ Top A neat fitting top with a flattering neckline and self-covered buttons down the front. 100% cotton jersey, machine washable.
▪ He was not the most guilty man to pull on a navy-blue jersey, but he was hardly an angel either.
▪ Jinny slid out of bed, pulled on a jersey and a pair of jeans and stood listening in the dark.
▪ With a flourish he pulled out a jersey of many colours.
▪ Men smoked pipes, wore roll-neck jerseys and had a stolidly dependable air about them.
▪ There were plenty of fans wearing 49ers and Rams jerseys, and no one bothered Rice for an autograph.
▪ They wear torn crew-neck jerseys and, apart from the leader, felt hats over shorn hair.
▪ Standing right in front of us on the courthouse steps was a Channel 10 camera operator wearing a Miami Dolphins jersey.
▪ A commando unit, wearing black jerseys, gloves and skull-caps, armed with bazookas, marched past.
▪ Marquis Walker is also a cornerback and also wears jersey No. 38.
▪ If I could've worn a red jersey that would've been it.
▪ He is wearing jersey No. 11.
▪ a football jersey
▪ Bremner bought a signed Celtic jersey according to Ed.
▪ He wore a navy fisherman's jersey and gumboots, and a heavy anorak, shiny and running with wet.
▪ It surely could have been the day Montana got his jersey number pulled from circulation.
▪ Jackets over shirts over sweaters over jerseys.
▪ Les Cusworth was never as comfortable in a white jersey as he was in Leicester's Christmas-tree outfit.
▪ Stella stood in the middle of the field talking to the only chap properly attired in shorts and jersey.
▪ The jersey, which was extra small, had shoulder straps that were hanging on by surface tension and willpower.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Jersey \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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1580s as a type of knitted cloth; 1842 as a breed of cattle; both from Jersey, one of the Channel Islands. Its name is said to be a corruption of Latin Caesarea, the Roman name for the island (or another near it), influenced by Old English ey "island;" but perhaps rather a Viking name (perhaps meaning "Geirr's island"). The meaning "woolen knitted close-fitting tunic," especially one worn during sporting events, is from 1836.


n. 1 A garment knitted from wool, worn over the upper body. 2 A shirt worn by a member of an athletic team, usually oversized, typically depicting the athlete's name and team number as well as the team's logotype.

  1. n. a close-fitting pullover shirt [syn: T-shirt, tee shirt]

  2. a slightly elastic machine-knit fabric

  3. breed from the island of Jersey

Jersey, GA -- U.S. town in Georgia
Population (2000): 163
Housing Units (2000): 65
Land area (2000): 0.780110 sq. miles (2.020475 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.780110 sq. miles (2.020475 sq. km)
FIPS code: 42184
Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
Location: 33.716872 N, 83.803943 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Jersey, GA
Jersey -- U.S. County in Illinois
Population (2000): 21668
Housing Units (2000): 8918
Land area (2000): 369.157434 sq. miles (956.113325 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 7.861732 sq. miles (20.361792 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 377.019166 sq. miles (976.475117 sq. km)
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 39.083608 N, 90.342138 W
Jersey, IL
Jersey County
Jersey County, IL

Jersey (, ; Jèrriais: Jèrri [ʒɛri]), officially the Bailiwick of Jersey (; Jèrriais: Bailliage dé Jèrri), is a Crown dependency of the United Kingdom, ruled by the Crown in right of Jersey, off the coast of Normandy, France. The bailiwick consists of the island of Jersey, along with surrounding uninhabited islands and rocks collectively named Les Dirouilles, Les Écréhous, Les Minquiers, Les Pierres de Lecq, and other reefs. Jersey was part of the Duchy of Normandy, whose dukes went on to become kings of England from 1066. After Normandy was lost by the kings of England in the 13th century, and the ducal title surrendered to France, Jersey and the other Channel Islands remained attached to the English crown.

Jersey is a self-governing parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy, with its own financial, legal and judicial systems, and the power of self-determination.

The island of Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands. Although the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey are often referred to collectively as the Channel Islands, the "Channel Islands" are not a constitutional or political unit. Jersey has a separate relationship to the Crown from the other Crown dependencies of Guernsey and the Isle of Man, although all are held by the monarch of the United Kingdom. It is not part of the United Kingdom, and has an international identity separate from that of the UK, but the United Kingdom is constitutionally responsible for the defence of Jersey. The Commission have confirmed in a written reply to the European Parliament in 2003 that Jersey is within the Union as a European Territory for whose external relationships the United Kingdom is responsible. Jersey is not fully part of the European Union but has a special relationship with it, notably being treated as within the European Community for the purposes of free trade in goods.

Jersey (disambiguation)

Jersey is an island in the English Channel.

Jersey may also refer to:

Jersey (clothing)

A jersey is an item of knitted clothing, traditionally in wool or cotton, with sleeves, worn as a pullover, as it does not open at the front, unlike a cardigan. It is usually close-fitting and machine knitted in contrast to a guernsey that is more often hand knit with a thicker yarn. The word is usually used interchangeably with sweater.

Jersey (EP)

Jersey is the debut solo extended play (EP) by American singer and actress Bella Thorne, released on November 17, 2014 by Hollywood Records. Thorne promoted the EP for a one time, in the event Shall We Dance on Ice, in Bloomington, Illinois, on December 16, 2014, when she performed "Jersey".

Jersey (band)

Jersey was a Burlington, Ontario ska punk band from 1996 to 2005. In 1997, the band released a demo tape which they sold at local concerts. The band had immediate hype partially due to frontman Taylor's previous band, Grade.

The band was quickly signed to Southern Ontario punk label Raw Energy and released No Turning Back in 1998. American record label Fueled by Ramen put out the band's second major release, The Battle's Just Begun, a year later. The band began touring Canada and the United States heavily in support of the album as well as 2001's release Definition Recorded and produced by Brian McTernan at Salad Days in Baltimore. Enough interest was generated to interest Virgin Records.

The band signed to Virgin in 2003 and producer Dan Brodbeck ( Headstrong, Garnet Rogers) signed on to produce Jersey's third album, Generation Genocide. Generation Genocide was released in Fall 2003. The album was released in the United States in the Spring 2004.

In 2005, they announced they were splitting up citing a desire to go in different directions musically.
During the time they were together they toured and/or shared the stage with the likes of Grade, Reach the Sky, NOFX, Hi Standard, Less Than Jake, MXPX, PTC, One Man Army, Anti Flag, The Unseen, Cooter, Slick Shoes, Propagandhi, The Offspring, The Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Criminals, Ann Beretta, Trunk, Hot Water Music, Citizen Fish, Alexisonfire, Simple Plan, Sum 41, Yellowcard, and Eve 6.

The band has done several reunion shows through 2011 and 2014, but without really come back to do new music together.

Jersey (fabric)

Jersey is a knit fabric used predominantly for clothing manufacture. It was originally made of wool, but is now made of wool, cotton, and synthetic fibres. Since medieval times Jersey, Channel Islands, where the material was first produced, had been an important exporter of knitted goods and the fabric in wool from Jersey became well known. The fabric can be a very stretchy single knitting, usually light-weight, jersey with one flat side and one piled side. When made with a lightweight yarn, this is the fabric most often used to make T-shirts. Or it can be a double knitted jersey (interlock jersey), with less stretch, that creates a heavier fabric of two single jerseys knitted together to leave the two flat sides on the outsides of the fabric, with the piles in the middle. Jersey is considered to be an excellent fabric for draped garments, such as dresses, and women's tops.

The following types of jersey can be distinguished:

  • Single jersey—weight: 140 g/m²
  • Double jersey
  • Interlock jersey
  • Jacquard jersey
  • Clocqué jersey

Usage examples of "jersey".

Whitman was asked whether Bush should have an abortion litmus test for the Supreme Court, she boasted that as governor of New Jersey she had abjured litmus tests for her judicial nominees.

Whitman thereupon set up the contention that the New Jersey court had acted without jurisdiction inasmuch as the sloop which was the subject matter of the proceedings had been seized outside the county to which, by the statute under which it had acted, its jurisdiction was confined.

The record, he knew, would be permanent, and might be used to trace his route to New Jersey, because when they found Jabbar-dead in his taxi, they might connect him to Asad Khalil.

Jersey City ordinance requiring the obtaining of a permit for a public assembly in or upon the public streets, highways, public parks, or public buildings of the city and authorizing the director of public safety, for the purpose of preventing riots, disturbances, or disorderly assemblage, to refuse to issue a permit when after investigation of all the facts and circumstances pertinent to the application he believes it to be proper to refuse to issue a permit.

For instance, from measurements made on belemnite fossils from New Jersey, the ocean temperature in the latter part of the Cretaceous at this latitude seems to have been around 72 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, a warmth comparable to the seas around southern Florida today.

The woman had allowed Bianco to run Atlantic City with little interference during her tenure as New Jersey attorney general, and now Bianco was elevating her to a much more important position through Jamison.

Jaeger was now climbing up the bleachers, wearing his green game jersey with the number 5 in white with silver trim, tucked tightly into his jeans.

Early in their coaching careers, Williams and Bunting had been colleagues at Rowan University, a Division III school in New Jersey.

The number decals on their scarred helmets rarely matched the numbers on their jerseys.

It supplies druggies from Ohio to California and in West Virginia, New York and New Jersey.

PRIVATE BANKERS Getting out of the car, Durand saw persons he recognized, members of the National Production Board who had witnessed the robot test at the Jersey City ball park.

Jersey trust company which is owned by a Swiss outfit called the Edelweiss Bank.

No provision of the Constitution of New Jersey, directing the mode in which a senator shall be elected, or the course that shall be taken, or the rules of the proceeding, would bind in any way the Legislature which is to perform the act.

Weir was arrested and convicted of reckless endangerment in New Jersey.

He was in the AFIS database from when he was arrested with Weir on those reckless endangerment charges in New Jersey.