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Der·by

 (där′bē)
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.]

derby

(ˈdɜːrbɪ)
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)
n
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]

Derby

(ˈdɑːbɪ)
n
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

Derby

(ˈdɑːbɪ)
n
(Biography) Earl of. title of Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley. 1799–1869, British statesman; Conservative prime minister (1852; 1858–59; 1866–68)

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-)

n.
1. a city in Derbyshire, in central England. 230,500.

derby

A men’s felt hat with a stiff, curved brim and a rounded crown.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.derby - a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brimderby - a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim

derby

noun competition, event, championship, tournament, contest, puzzle, quiz, head-to-head He caught a salmon in the annual fishing derby.
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derby

1 [ˈdɑːbɪ] (US) [ˈdɜːbɪ] N
1. (Sport) local derbyderbi m
2. the Derby (Brit) (Horse racing) → el Derby (importante carrera de caballos en Inglaterra)

derby

2 [ˈdɜːbɪ] N (US) (also derby hat) → sombrero m hongo, bombín m

derby

[ˈdɑːrbɪ] n
(= sporting event) → derby m
(= hat) → chapeau m melon, melon m

Derby

[, (US)]
n
(US: also Derby hat) → Melone f
(= local Derby)(Lokal)derby nt
(Racing) → Derby nt

derby

[ˈdɑːbɪ] n
a. (sporting event) → derby m inv
b. (Am) (hat) → bombetta
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DAVID Fitzsimmons says Portaferry Rovers are expecting a battle when they travel to Ballywalter Rec for their first local derby of the season tonight.
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