What does Derby mean?

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

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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.

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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

How to pronounce Derby?

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How to say Derby in sign language?

  1. derby


  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. Myka Meier:

    It’s not the Kentucky Derby. No huge brims. Nothing too high.

  2. Mike Pegram:

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

  3. Cecily Kellogg of Philadelphia:

    Now? She's absolutely crazy about roller derby and loves it. Can't wait to go each week.

  4. Bob Baffert:

    I can't believe I drew the 1-2 of all draws, i'm just glad I didn't draw that for Kentucky Derby.

  5. Bob Baffert:

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

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