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St. Helier

[seynt hel-yer; French san te-lyey] /ˌseɪnt ˈhɛl yər; French sɛ̃ tɛˈlyeɪ/
noun
1.
a seaport on the island of Jersey in the English Channel: resort.

Jersey

[jur-zee] /ˈdʒɜr zi/
noun
1.
a British island in the English Channel: the largest of the Channel Islands. 44 sq. mi. (116 sq. km).
Capital: St. Helier.
2.
Informal. New Jersey.
Related forms
Jerseyan, noun, adjective
Jerseyite, noun
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Historical Examples
  • Was there no truth in the tale of an enamoured lady of St. Helier?

  • Lucetta did not add, as she might have done, that the house was in St. Helier, and not in Bath.

  • St. Helier, a hermit in the isle of Jersey, lived for years on a barren crag overlooking the sea.

  • The chief town is St. Helier's,—its principal trade is with Newfoundland: ship-building is carried on extensively.

    The World of Waters Mrs. David Osborne
  • She admits that when she landed at St. Helier, on August 6th, 1852, hope had once more gained the ascendant within her breast.

  • It lay in state at the Constable's house at St. Helier's, guarded by his exiled soldiers.

    Cornish Worthies, Volume 2 (of 2) Walter H. Tregellas
  • We had best make round to the south of the island, and lay to there till we can pick up a pilot to take us into St. Helier.

    Among Malay Pirates G. A. Henty
  • Rullecourt landed to the east of St. Helier during the night of January 5, and took the town by a sudden assault.

    The Channel Islands Joseph Morris
  • St. Helier possesses yet other claims to historical distinction, in the mystery of James de la Cloche.

    The Channel Islands Joseph Morris
  • It is lucky that these lie mostly on the north coast, which is well out of reach of St. Helier.

    The Channel Islands Joseph Morris
British Dictionary definitions for St. Helier

jersey

/ˈdʒɜːzɪ/
noun
1.
a knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
2.
  1. a machine-knitted slightly elastic cloth of wool, silk, nylon, etc, used for clothing
  2. (as modifier): a jersey suit
3.
a football shirt
Word Origin
C16: from Jersey, from the woollen sweaters traditionally worn by the fishermen

Jersey

/ˈdʒɜːzɪ/
noun
1.
an island in the English Channel, the largest of the Channel Islands: forms, with two other islands, the bailiwick of Jersey; colonized from Normandy in the 11th century and still officially French-speaking; noted for finance, market gardening, dairy farming, and tourism. Capital: St Helier. Pop: 95 732 (2013 est). Area: 116 sq km (45 sq miles)
2.
a breed of dairy cattle producing milk with a high butterfat content, originating from the island of Jersey
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Word Origin and History for St. Helier

jersey

n.

1580s as a type of knitted cloth; 1842 as a breed of cattle; both from Jersey, one of the Channel Islands. Its name is said to be a corruption of Latin Caesarea, the Roman name for the island (or another near it), influenced by Old English ey "island;" but perhaps rather a Viking name (perhaps meaning "Geirr's island"). The meaning "woolen knitted close-fitting tunic," especially one worn during sporting events, is from 1836.

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