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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
References in classic literature ?
Here he overheard Mr Derby for many hours solacing himself at an entertainment which he that evening gave his friends, and to which Fisher had been invited.
Mister Haggin" was the sound Jerry had always heard uttered by Bob, the clerk, and by Derby, the foreman on the plantation, when they addressed his master.
As long as Mister Haggin, or Derby, or Bob, was about, the niggers took their chasing.
Bush-dogs were dogs--he recognized them as his kind; but they were somehow different from his own lordly breed, different and lesser, just as the blacks were compared with Mister Haggin, Derby, and Bob.
and he shall hold it together with the deed for forty days, which will give thee ample time to travel to Derby and inspect thy purchase.
So it was that they set out that night upon their long journey north toward the hills of Derby.
His life in the Derby hills was so filled with the hard, exacting duties of his education that he had little time to think of the strange loneliness of his existence; nor is it probable that he missed that companionship of others of his own age of which, never having had experience in it, he could scarce be expected to regret or yearn for.
Margaret, out of politeness, invested a few hundreds in the Nottingham and Derby Railway, and though the Foreign Things did admirably and the Nottingham and Derby declined with the steady dignity of which only Home Rails are capable, Mrs.
Beside these are many other woodlands in Nottingham and Derby, Lincoln and York, amid any of which Your Majesty might as well think to seize upon Robin Hood as to lay finger upon a rat among the dust and broken things of a garret.
nigh to Mackworth, over beyond the Derwent River, nigh to Derby Town.
It seemed as though Saint Dunstan was like to answer his prayer, for along the road came plodding a certain cobbler, one Quince, of Derby, who had been to take a pair of shoes to a farmer nigh Kirk Langly, and was now coming back home again, with a fair boiled capon in his pouch and a stout pottle of beer by his side, which same the farmer had given him for joy of such a stout pair of shoon.
The du Lac Sevres and the Trevenna George II plate were out; so was the van der Luyden "Lowestoft" (East India Company) and the Dagonet Crown Derby.