Definitions for derbyˈdɜr bi; Brit. ˈdɑr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Der•byˈdɜr bi; Brit. ˈdɑr-(n.)(pl.)-bies.

  1. a race for three-year-old horses held annually at Epsom Downs, near London, England: first run in 1780.

    Category: Sport

  2. any of certain other annual horse races, esp. the Kentucky Derby.

    Category: Sport

  3. (l.c.) a race or contest, usu. one open to all entrants.

    Category: Sport

  4. (l.c.) a man's stiff felt hat with rounded crown and narrow brim; bowler.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of Derby:

1830–40; after Edward Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby (d. 1834)

Der•byˈdɜr bi; Brit. ˈdɑr-(n.)

  1. a city in Derbyshire, in central England. 230,500.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Derbyshire

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bowler hat, bowler, derby hat, derby, plug hat(noun)

    a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim


  1. derby(Noun)

    Any of several annual horseraces.

  2. derby(Noun)

    By extension, any organized race.

  3. derby(Noun)

    A bowler hat

  4. derby(Noun)

    A local derby

  5. Derby(ProperNoun)

    A city in the east Midlands of England, once the county town of Derbyshire.

  6. Origin: From Epsom Derby horse race, named after Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Derby(noun)

    a race for three-old horses, run annually at Epsom (near London), for the Derby stakes. It was instituted by the 12th Earl of Derby, in 1780

  2. Derby(noun)

    a stiff felt hat with a dome-shaped crown


  1. Derby

    Derby is a city and unitary authority in the East Midlands region of England. It lies upon the banks of the River Derwent and is located in the south of the ceremonial county of Derbyshire. In the 2011 census, the city had a population of 248,700.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Derby

    county town of Derbyshire, on the Derwent, with manufactures of silk, cotton hosiery, lace, porcelain, &c.; it is the centre of a great railway system.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'derby' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3828

Anagrams of derby

  1. DBEYR


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