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Definitions for Derby
ˈdɜr bi; Brit. ˈdɑr-Der·by

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bowler hat, bowler, derby hat, derby, plug hatnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. derbynoun

    Any of several annual horseraces.

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

  2. derbynoun

    By extension, any organized race.

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

  3. derbynoun

    A bowler hat

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

  4. derbynoun

    A local derby

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

  5. Derbynoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Derbynoun

    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. Derbynoun

    a stiff felt hat with a dome-shaped crown

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Derby

    där′bi, n. a great horse-race held annually on the Derby Day, on the Wednesday before Whitsuntide, on Epsom Downs, near London, so called from the Derby stakes, instituted by the Earl of Derby in 1780; a rounded felt hat with narrow brim.—ns. Der′byshire-neck, a form of the disease goitre, occurring in Derbyshire; Der′byshire-spar, a fluorspar found in Derbyshire.

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.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Derby

    Saxon for “deer village.” The Derby stakes at Epsom were founded by Edward Smith Stanley, Earl of Derby, in 1780.

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Derby in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Derby in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Derby in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Flanery:

    For many fans around the country, the first Saturday in May has become a part of their family's yearly traditions, while we eagerly look forward to the 146th Kentucky Derby this year on the first Saturday in September, we will celebrate the annual excitement of our traditional date with our fans and community by offering ways for us to join together for a great cause.

  2. Damon Thayer:

    As our small businesses work to lift our economy out of the pandemic, the tourism dollars the Derby will inject into the economy of Louisville, our largest city, and our state as a whole are vital towards getting Kentucky back on track.

  3. Mike Pegram:

    The Derby is bigger than ever, the Derby's the everyday racing that's still struggling.

  4. Bob Baffert:

    I was just in awe of the performance, that's the best Kentucky Derby-winning performance that I brought up here.

  5. Charlie Chaplin:

    I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.

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    out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
    • A. motile
    • B. jejune
    • C. flabby
    • D. pecuniary

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