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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.

  2. derbynoun

    By extension, any organized race.

  3. derbynoun

    A bowler hat

  4. derbynoun

    A local derby

  5. Derbynoun

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

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

Wikipedia

  1. Derby

    Derby ( (listen) DAR-bee) is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, England. It lies on the banks of the River Derwent in the south of Derbyshire, which is in the East Midlands Region. It was traditionally the county town of Derbyshire. Derby gained city status in 1977. The last decade has seen the population increase by 5.1%, from around 248,800 in 2011 to 261,400 in 2021.Derby was settled by Romans, who established the town of Derventio, later captured by the Anglo-Saxons, and later still by the Vikings, who made their town of Djúra-bý one of the Five Boroughs of the Danelaw. Initially a market town, Derby grew rapidly in the industrial era. Home to Lombe's Mill, an early British factory, Derby has a claim to be one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution. It contains the southern part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. With the arrival of the railways in the 19th century, Derby became a centre of the British rail industry. Derby is a centre for advanced transport manufacturing, being home to the world's second largest aero-engine manufacturer: Rolls-Royce. Bombardier Transportation has a production facility at the Derby Litchurch Lane Works while Toyota Manufacturing UK's automobile headquarters is located southwest of the city at Burnaston.

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. Londoner Haye:

    In the end, what 20,000 fans inside London's O2 Arena witnessed was me giving 100 percent effort but performing way below world level, for my fans, it must have been like going to support their favorite thoroughbred racehorse at the Grand National, only to see their stallion stumble out the gates like a sedated mule at the Donkey Derby.

  2. Hart Senate:

    What I've been dealing with since July the 10th, the downhill slope that Schumer's put us on is really dealing with a demolition derby, they just about destroyed a good person to be on Supreme Court.

  3. Bill Carstanjen:

    CDI has consistently advocated for strict medication regulations so that we can confidently ensure that horses are fit to race and the races are conducted fairly, mr. Baffert’s record of testing failures threatens public confidence in thoroughbred racing and the reputation of the Kentucky Derby. Given these repeated failures over the last year, including the increasingly extraordinary explanations, we firmly believe that asserting our rights to impose these measures is our duty and responsibility.

  4. Eclipse Award-winner:

    There’s a lot of external pressure put on guys more here, but it’s good pressure, i tell everyone that ever started training horses and gotten to the point where they know what Kentucky Derby is to understand the enormity of Kentucky Derby how big a deal it is and how big Kentucky Derby is.

  5. Chase Briscoe:

    It's definitely going to be tough logistically, for sure, luckily, I found out a couple of weeks ago that there was going to be a plane that goes from Eldora Dirt Derby to Watkins Glen with a couple of the spotters and whatnot. I assume I'm going to be the only driver doing both of them.

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