noun (plural jerseys) Etymology: Jersey, one of the Channel Islands Date: 1587 1. a plain weft-knitted fabric made of wool, cotton, nylon, rayon, or silk and used especially for clothing 2. any of various close-fitting usually circular-knitted garments especially for the upper body 3. capitalized any of a breed of small short-horned predominantly yellowish brown or fawn dairy cattle noted for their rich milk

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Jersey — Jersey …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • jersey — [ ʒɛrzɛ ] n. m. • 1881; « drap » 1666; du nom de l île de Jersey 1 ♦ Vieilli Corsage de fine laine maillée qui moule le buste. « un jersey bleu foncé qui serrait son buste » (Green). Des jerseys. 2 ♦ (1889) Tissu tricoté à l aide d un seul fil… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • jersey — ‘Prenda de punto y con mangas que cubre desde el cuello a la cintura’ y, en algunos países americanos, ‘tejido de punto’. La voz inglesa jersey se ha adaptado al español en distintas formas. En España se emplea jersey (pl. jerséis, → plural, 1d) …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Jersey! — Жанры альтернативный рок поп рок Годы 2008 настоящее время …   Википедия

  • Jersey — n a light brown cow that gives high quality milk Jersey 2 Jer|sey 1.) the largest of the ↑Channel Islands, between England and France, which belongs to the UK. Jersey is famous for its cream and new potatoes, and is popular with tourists. 2.) AmE …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jersey — ► NOUN (pl. jerseys) 1) a knitted garment with long sleeves. 2) a distinctive shirt worn by a participant in certain sports. 3) a soft knitted fabric. 4) (Jersey) an animal of a breed of light brown dairy cattle from Jersey in the Channel Islands …   English terms dictionary

  • Jersey — Jer sey, n.; pl. {Jerseys}. [From Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands.] [1913 Webster] 1. The finest of wool separated from the rest; combed wool; also, fine yarn of wool. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of knitted jacket; hence, in general, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • jersey — (plural jerséis) sustantivo masculino 1. Prenda de punto con mangas que cubre desde el cuello hasta más abajo de la cintura: un jersey de lana. Iba con un jersey de cuello alto. Sinónimo: suéter. 2. Origen: Uruguay. Tela de fibra artificial, lisa …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Jersey — Jersey1 [jʉr′zē] n. pl. jerseys any of a breed of small dairy cattle, originally from Jersey, often light red or fawn in color: its milk has a high butterfat content Jersey2 [jʉr′zē] 1. largest of the Channel Islands of the United Kingdom, 15 mi… …   English World dictionary

  • jersey — justice (reputedly efficient and speedy); jersey lightning (applejack) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”