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JERSEY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Jersey mean? 

JERSEY (noun)
  The noun JERSEY has 5 senses:

1. a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
2. the largest of the Channel Islands
3. a close-fitting pullover shirt
4. a slightly elastic machine-knit fabric
5. a breed of diary cattle developed on the island of Jersey

  Familiarity information: JERSEY used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


JERSEY (noun)


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Meaning:

A Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Garden State; Jersey; New Jersey; NJ

Instance hypernyms:

American state (one of the 50 states of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "Jersey"):

Ellis Island (an island in New York Bay that was formerly the principal immigration station for the United States)

Cape May (a cape of southeast New Jersey extending into the Atlantic Ocean)

Princeton (a university town in central New Jersey)

Paterson (a city of northeastern New Jersey)

New Brunswick (a university town in central New Jersey)

Newark (the largest city in New Jersey; located in northeastern New Jersey)

Morristown (a town in northern New Jersey where the Continental Army spent two winters)

Jersey City (a city in northeastern New Jersey (opposite Manhattan))

Camden (a city in southwestern New Jersey on the Delaware River near Pittsburgh)

Bayonne (a city in northeastern New Jersey)

capital of New Jersey; Trenton (capital of the state of New Jersey; located in western New Jersey on the Delaware river)

Atlantic City (a city on the Atlantic shore in southeastern New Jersey; a resort and gambling center)

Delaware Bay (an inlet of the North Atlantic; fed by the Delaware River)

Domain member region:

Battle of Monmouth; Battle of Monmouth Court House; Monmouth Court House (a pitched battle in New Jersey during the American Revolution (1778) that ended with the withdrawal of British forces)

Holonyms ("Jersey" is a part of...):

Mid-Atlantic states (a region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland)


Sense 2Jersey [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The largest of the Channel Islands

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

island of Jersey; Jersey

Hypernyms ("Jersey" is a kind of...):

Channel Island (any of a group of British islands in the English Channel off the northern coast of France)


Sense 3jersey [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A close-fitting pullover shirt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

T-shirt; tee shirt; jersey

Hypernyms ("jersey" is a kind of...):

shirt (a garment worn on the upper half of the body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "jersey"):

polo-neck; turtleneck (a sweater or jersey with a high close-fitting collar)


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Meaning:

A slightly elastic machine-knit fabric

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("jersey" is a kind of...):

knit; knitted fabric (a fabric made by knitting)


Sense 5Jersey [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A breed of diary cattle developed on the island of Jersey

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("Jersey" is a kind of...):

dairy cattle; dairy cow; milch cow; milcher; milk cow; milker (cattle that are reared for their milk)


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