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A city of central England west of Nottingham. First founded by the Romans as a garrison town, it was one of the centers of the Industrial Revolution.
der·by(dûr′bē; British där′bē)
n. pl. der·bies
1. Sports Any of various annual horseraces, especially for three-year-olds.
2. Sports A formal race usually having an open field of contestants: a motorcycle derby.
3. A stiff felt hat with a round crown and a narrow, curved brim.
[After Edward Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby (1752-1834), founder of the English Derby.]
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n, pl -bies
(Clothing & Fashion) US and Canadian a stiff felt hat with a rounded crown and narrow curved brim. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): bowler
Derby(ˈdɑːbɪ; US ˈdɜːrbɪ)
1. (Horse Racing) the Derby an annual horse race run at Epsom Downs, Surrey, since 1780: one of the English flat-racing classics
2. (Horse Racing) any of various other horse races
3. (Soccer) local Derby a football match between two teams from the same area
[C18: named after the twelfth Earl of Derby (died 1834), who founded the horse race at Epsom Downs in 1780]
1. (Placename) a city in central England, in Derby unitary authority, Derbyshire: engineering industries (esp aircraft engines and railway rolling stock); university (1991). Pop: 229 407 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in central England, in Derbyshire. Pop: 233 200 (2003 est). Area: 78 sq km (30 sq miles)
3. (Cookery) a firm-textured pale-coloured type of cheese
4. (Cookery) sage Derby a green-and-white Derby cheese flavoured with sage
(Biography) Earl of. title of Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley. 1799–1869, British statesman; Conservative prime minister (1852; 1858–59; 1866–68)
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Der•by(ˈdɜr 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.
2. any of certain other annual horse races, esp. the Kentucky Derby.
3. (l.c.) a race or contest, usu. one open to all entrants.
4. (l.c.) a man's stiff felt hat with rounded crown and narrow brim; bowler.
[1830–40; after Edward Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby (d. 1834)]
Der•by(ˈdɜr bi; Brit. ˈdɑr-)
1. a city in Derbyshire, in central England. 230,500.
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A men’s felt hat with a stiff, curved brim and a rounded crown.
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noun competition, event, championship, tournament, contest, puzzle, quiz, head-to-head He caught a salmon in the annual fishing derby.
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derby1 [ˈdɑːbɪ] (US) [ˈdɜːbɪ] N
1. (Sport) local derby → derbi m
2. the Derby (Brit) (Horse racing) → el Derby (importante carrera de caballos en Inglaterra)
derby2 [ˈdɜːbɪ] N (US) (also derby hat) → sombrero m hongo, bombín m
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