Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A state of the east-central United States on the Atlantic Ocean. It was admitted as one of the original Thirteen Colonies in 1787. The region was settled by Dutch and Swedish colonists in the 1620s and 1630s, was ceded to the English as part of New Netherland in 1664, and became a royal province in 1702. The colony was strategically important in the American Revolution and was the site of a number of major battles, including the engagements at Trenton, Princeton, and Monmouth. Trenton is the capital and Newark the largest city. Population: 8,690,000.

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  • proper n. A northeast state of the United States of America. Capital: Trenton.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
  • n. one of the British colonies that formed the United States

Etymologies

From Jersey, the largest of the English Channel Islands. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I actually fell asleep before they called New Jersey, but I was up -- up until that point.

    CNN Transcript Nov 4, 2009

  • The name New Jersey was introduced, which honored the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel.

    History of American Women

  • When he didn ` t show up on Monday, that ` s when they called the New Jersey state police, the Mercer County prosecutor ` s office.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2006

  • FEYERICK: It was then, Bauer says, that he called the New Jersey doctor.

    CNN Transcript Dec 15, 2005

  • Feeling threatened and not relishing insomnia, I called a New Jersey friend and asked if he was planning to be in Manhattan that evening.

    Living Alone and Loving It

  • Reporters then seemed to be holding an informal contest to see who could praise Christie the most effusively: "The free-wheeling, hour-long speech was delivered by the first-term New Jersey governor without a prepared text and with a natural ease at the podium, and it is sure to elevate the din surrounding the Republican's presidential prospects," adds Marr's colleague Maggie Haberman.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The first-term New Jersey Governor and rising GOP star had spent the past year insisting he is not ready to be president.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Sabato said of the first-term New Jersey Governor.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • The name of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, 48, comes up most often, although he took office only last year and has repeatedly said he is not ready to be president.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • A former chief of Goldman Sachs and a one-term New Jersey governor, Corzine resigned from MF Global last week, expressing "great sadness" over the firm's collapse.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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