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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. Bob Baffert:

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

  2. Bob Baffert:

    There are a lot of good horses in here, unless we see something different on Derby Day, this is a nice evenly matched group of horses. I don't see someone really popping off the screen.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Larry Collmus:

    The pressure of calling the Kentucky Derby and the whole atmosphere of Kentucky Derby, it doesn't go down with experience, it seems to stay the same every year leading up to the race, with the sweaty palms, trying to steady the binoculars as much as you can.

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