The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

5 definitions found
 for Jersey
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
        closefitting jacket or upper garment made of an elastic
        fabric (as stockinet).
        [1913 Webster]
     3. One of a breed of cattle in the Island of Jersey. Jerseys
        are noted for the richness of their milk.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original
           13 colonies [syn: New Jersey, Jersey, Garden State,
      2: the largest of the Channel Islands [syn: Jersey, island of
      3: a close-fitting pullover shirt [syn: jersey, T-shirt,
         tee shirt]
      4: a slightly elastic machine-knit fabric
      5: a breed of diary cattle developed on the island of Jersey

From CIA World Factbook 2002 :

     Introduction Jersey
                               Background: The island of Jersey and the other
                                           Channel Islands represent the last
                                           remnants of the medieval Dukedom of
                                           Normandy that held sway in both
                                           France and England. These islands
                                           were the only British soil occupied
                                           by German troops in World War II.
     Geography Jersey
                                Location: Western Europe, island in the
                                          English Channel, northwest of France
                  Geographic coordinates: 49 15 N, 2 10 W
                          Map references: Europe
                                    Area: total: 116 sq km
                                          water: 0 sq km
                                          land: 116 sq km
                      Area - comparative: about 0.7 times the size of
                                          Washington, DC
                         Land boundaries: 0 km
                               Coastline: 70 km
                         Maritime claims: exclusive fishing zone: 12 NM
                                          territorial sea: 3 NM
                                 Climate: temperate; mild winters and cool
                                 Terrain: gently rolling plain with low,
                                          rugged hills along north coast
                      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
                                          highest point: unnamed location 143
                       Natural resources: arable land
                                Land use: arable land: NEGL%
                                          permanent crops: 0%
                                          other: 100% (1998 est.)
                          Irrigated land: NA sq km
                         Natural hazards: NA
            Environment - current issues: NA
                        Geography - note: largest and southernmost of Channel
                                          Islands; about 30% of population
                                          concentrated in Saint Helier
     People Jersey
                              Population: 89,775 (July 2002 est.)
                           Age structure: 0-14 years: 17.9% (male 8,287;
                                          female 7,729)
                                          15-64 years: 67.3% (male 30,099;
                                          female 30,347)
                                          65 years and over: 14.8% (male
                                          5,729; female 7,584) (2002 est.)
                  Population growth rate: 0.44% (2002 est.)
                              Birth rate: 10.86 births/1,000 population (2002
                              Death rate: 9.22 deaths/1,000 population (2002
                      Net migration rate: 2.78 migrant(s)/1,000 population
                                          (2002 est.)
                               Sex ratio: at birth: 1.08 male(s)/female
                                          under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
                                          15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
                                          65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/
                                          total population: 0.97 male(s)/
                                          female (2002 est.)
                   Infant mortality rate: 5.52 deaths/1,000 live births (2002
                Life expectancy at birth: total population: 78.78 years
                                          female: 81.4 years (2002 est.)
                                          male: 76.34 years
                    Total fertility rate: 1.57 children born/woman (2002 est.)
        HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: NA%
       HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/ NA
                       HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
                             Nationality: noun: Channel Islander(s)
                                          adjective: Channel Islander
                           Ethnic groups: UK and Norman-French descent
                               Religions: Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist,
                                          Congregational New Church,
                                          Methodist, Presbyterian
                               Languages: English (official), French
                                          (official), Norman-French dialect
                                          spoken in country districts
                                Literacy: definition: NA
                                          total population: NA
                                          male: NA
                                          female: NA
     Government Jersey
                            Country name: conventional long form: Bailiwick of
                                          conventional short form: Jersey
                       Dependency status: British crown dependency
                         Government type: NA
                                 Capital: Saint Helier
                Administrative divisions: none (British crown dependency)
                            Independence: none (British crown dependency)
                        National holiday: Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)
                            Constitution: unwritten; partly statutes, partly
                                          common law and practice
                            Legal system: English law and local statute
                                Suffrage: NA years of age; universal adult
                        Executive branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II
                                          (since 6 February 1952)
                                          elections: none; the monarch is
                                          hereditary; lieutenant governor and
                                          bailiff appointed by the monarch
                                          head of government: Lieutenant
                                          Governor and Commander in Chief Air
                                          Chief Marshall Sir John CHESHIRE
                                          (since 24 January 2001) and Bailiff
                                          Philip Martin BAILHACHE (since NA
                                          February 1995)
                                          cabinet: committees appointed by the
                                          Assembly of the States
                      Legislative branch: unicameral Assembly of the States
                                          (55 voting members - 12 senators, 12
                                          constables or heads of parishes, 29
                                          deputies; all elected for six-year
                                          terms, half elected every third
                                          year; the bailiff and the deputy
                                          bailiff; and 3 non-voting members -
                                          the Dean of Jersey, the Attorney
                                          General, and the Solicitor General
                                          all appointed by the monarch
                                          elections: last held NA (next to be
                                          held NA)
                                          election results: percent of vote -
                                          NA%; seats - independents 52
                         Judicial branch: Royal Court (judges elected by an
                                          electoral college and the bailiff)
           Political parties and leaders: none; all independents
            Political pressure groups and none
     Diplomatic representation in the US: none (British crown dependency)
       Diplomatic representation from the none (British crown dependency)
                        Flag description: white with a diagonal red cross
                                          extending to the corners of the flag
                                          and in the upper quadrant,
                                          surmounted by a yellow crown, a red
                                          shield holding the three lions of
                                          England in yellow
     Economy Jersey
                      Economy - overview: The economy is based largely on
                                          international financial services,
                                          agriculture, and tourism. Potatoes,
                                          cauliflower, tomatoes, and
                                          especially flowers are important
                                          export crops, shipped mostly to the
                                          UK. The Jersey breed of dairy cattle
                                          is known worldwide and represents an
                                          important export income earner. Milk
                                          products go to the UK and other EU
                                          countries. In 1996 the finance
                                          sector accounted for about 60% of
                                          the island's output. Tourism,
                                          another mainstay of the economy,
                                          accounts for 24% of GDP. In recent
                                          years, the government has encouraged
                                          light industry to locate in Jersey,
                                          with the result that an electronics
                                          industry has developed alongside the
                                          traditional manufacturing of
                                          knitwear. All raw material and
                                          energy requirements are imported, as
                                          well as a large share of Jersey's
                                          food needs. Light taxes and death
                                          duties make the island a popular tax
                                     GDP: purchasing power parity - $2.2
                                          billion (1999 est.)
                  GDP - real growth rate: NA%
                        GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $24,800
                                          (1999 est.)
             GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 5%
                                          industry: 2%
                                          services: 93% (1996)
           Population below poverty line: NA%
       Household income or consumption by lowest 10%: NA%
                        percentage share: highest 10%: NA%
        Inflation rate (consumer prices): 4.7% (1998)
                             Labor force: 57,050 (1996)
                       Unemployment rate: 0.7% (1998 est.)
                                  Budget: revenues: $601 million
                                          expenditures: $588 million,
                                          including capital expenditures of
                                          $98 million (2000 est.)
                              Industries: tourism, banking and finance, dairy
       Industrial production growth rate: NA%
                   Electricity - imports: NA kWh
                                          note: electricity supplied by France
                  Agriculture - products: potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes;
                                          beef, dairy products
                                 Exports: $NA
                   Exports - commodities: light industrial and electrical
                                          goods, foodstuffs, textiles
                      Exports - partners: UK
                                 Imports: $NA
                   Imports - commodities: machinery and transport equipment,
                                          manufactured goods, foodstuffs,
                                          mineral fuels, chemicals
                      Imports - partners: UK
                         Debt - external: none
                Economic aid - recipient: none
                                Currency: British pound (GBP); note - there is
                                          also a Jersey pound
                           Currency code: GBP
                          Exchange rates: Jersey pounds per US dollar - 0.6981
                                          (January 2002), 0.6944 (2001),
                                          0.6596 (2000), 0.6180 (1999), 0.6037
                                          (1998), 0.6106 (1997); the Jersey
                                          pound is at par with the British
                             Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March
     Communications Jersey
             Telephones - main lines in use: 65,500 (1997)
               Telephones - mobile cellular: 4,400 (1997)
                           Telephone system: general assessment: NA
                                             domestic: NA
                                             international: 3 submarine cables
                   Radio broadcast stations: AM NA, FM 1, shortwave 0 (1998)
                                     Radios: NA
              Television broadcast stations: 1 (1997)
                                Televisions: NA
                      Internet country code: .je
          Internet Service Providers (ISPs): NA
                             Internet users: NA
     Transportation Jersey
                                    Railways: 0 km
                                    Highways: total: 577 km (1995)
                                              paved: NA km
                                              unpaved: NA km
                                   Waterways: none
                           Ports and harbors: Gorey, Saint Aubin, Saint Helier
                             Merchant marine: none (2002 est.)
                                    Airports: 1 (2001)
               Airports - with paved runways: total: 1
                                              1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2001)
     Military Jersey
                         Military - note: defense is the responsibility of the
     Transnational Issues Jersey
                                                Disputes - international: none

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  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

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  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

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229