Definition of Guernsey

1. Noun. A Channel Island to the northwest of Jersey.

Exact synonyms: Island Of Guernsey
Generic synonyms: Channel Island

2. Noun. Breed of dairy cattle from the island of Guernsey.

Definition of Guernsey

1. Proper noun. The second-largest of the Channel Islands. ¹

2. Noun. A breed of dairy cattle originally bred in Guernsey. ¹

3. Noun. A specimen of the Guernsey breed. ¹

4. Noun. A knitted fisherman’s sweater of a type made on the island. ¹

5. Noun. A long-sleeved shirt worn by sportsmen, especially in rugby codes (historically). ¹

6. Noun. (Australia) A team-liveried shirt; a jersey. ¹

7. Noun. (Australia) Selection or election to a position. ¹

8. Noun. A seaman's knitted woolen sweater, similar to a jersey. ¹

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Definition of Guernsey

1. a woolen shirt [n -SEYS]

Medical Definition of Guernsey

1. The second largest of the channel islands in the english channel. It covers about 30 square miles and is where the guernsey breed of cattle originated. The name is scandinavian, grani's island (ey means island). (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Guernsey

guerilla force
guerilla traveler
guernsey (current term)
guernsey elm
guernsey lily
guerras civiles
guerrilla force
guerrilla television
guerrilla theater
guerrilla warfare

Literary usage of Guernsey

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Book of British Topography: A Classified Catalogue of the Topographical by John Parker Anderson (1881)
"An historical account of guernsey from its first settlement ... to the present ... The history of the Island of guernsey from the remotest period to 1814, ..."

2. Scribners MonthlyUnited States (1876)
"St. Catherine's Bay X. .4» Ancient Pottery and Implements found in Old Cuts 413 the Islands 583 St. Brelade's Church 416 guernsey 584 Hermitage of St. ..."

3. Types and Breeds of Farm Animals by Charles Sumner Plumb (1920)
"CHAPTER XXXIII THE guernsey The native home of guernsey cattle is on the islands of guernsey and Alderney, in the Channel Islands group. ..."

4. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"Aurora borealis was seen on the ist October at Halifax; on the 2nd at guernsey, Torquay, Oxford Burnet, Royston, Somerleyton, Cambridge, Leicester, Hull, ..."

5. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"Very full details of his civil and military services at this period will be found in 'Life and Correspondence of Sir Isaac Brock ' (London and guernsey, ..."

6. Types and Breeds of Farm Animals by Charles Sumner Plumb (1906)
"CHAPTER XXXVI THE guernsey The native home of guernsey cattle is on the islands ... The island of guernsey, on which they are mainly bred, is triangular in ..."

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