Derby meaning

dûrbē; British därbē
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The definition of a derby is a horse race, or a hat with a round top and a curved brim.

An example of a derby is the Kentucky Derby.

An example of a derby is a bowler hat.

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(sports) Any of various annual horseraces, especially for three-year-olds.
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(sports) A formal race usually having an open field of contestants.

A motorcycle derby.

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A stiff felt hat with a round crown and a narrow, curved brim.
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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.
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A race for three-year-old horses, run annually at Epsom Downs in Surrey.
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Any similar horse race; esp., the Kentucky Derby.
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Any of various contests or races, open to anyone who wishes to enter.

A fishing derby, demolition derby.

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A stiff felt hat with a round crown and curved brim; bowler.
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(place) City in Derbyshire, central England.
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Any of several annual horseraces.
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By extension, any organized race.
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(US) A bowler hat.
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(sports) A local derby.
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A city in the east Midlands of England, once the county town of Derbyshire.
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Various cities in the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa.
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Origin of derby

  • After Edward Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby (1752–1834), founder of the English Derby

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary