New Jersey

geographical name

Definition of New Jersey

state in the eastern U.S. bordering on Lower New York Bay, Delaware Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean and separated from Pennsylvania and Delaware by the Delaware River; capital Trenton area 7787 square miles (20,168 square kilometers), population 8,791,894

Other Words from New Jersey

New Jerseyan \ -​ˈjər-​zē-​ən How to pronounce New Jersey (audio) \ noun
New Jerseyite \ -​ˈjər-​zē-​ˌīt How to pronounce New Jersey (audio) \ noun

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“New Jersey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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