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Derby

1

[ dur-bee; British dahr-bee ]

noun

  1. a city in Derbyshire in central England.
  2. a city in S Connecticut.


Derby

2

[ dur-bee; British dahr-bee ]

noun

, plural Der·bies.
  1. a race for three-year-old horses that is run annually at Epsom Downs, near London, England: first run in 1780.
  2. any of certain other important annual horse races, usually for three-year-old horses, especially the Kentucky Derby.
  3. (lowercase) a race or contest, usually one open to all who wish to enter and offering a prize for the winner.
  4. (lowercase) any endeavor or venture regarded as a competition:

    to win the gubernatorial derby.

  5. (lowercase) Also called bowler. a stiff felt hat with rounded crown and narrow brim, worn chiefly by men.

Derby

1

/ ˈdɑːbɪ /

noun

  1. Derby, Earl of17991869MBritishPOLITICS: statesman Earl of. title of Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley. 1799–1869, British statesman; Conservative prime minister (1852; 1858–59; 1866–68)


Derby

2

/ ˈdɑːbɪ /

noun

  1. 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. a unitary authority in central England, in Derbyshire. Pop: 233 200 (2003 est). Area: 78 sq km (30 sq miles)
  3. a firm-textured pale-coloured type of cheese
  4. sage Derby
    a green-and-white Derby cheese flavoured with sage

Derby

3

/ ˈdɜːrbɪ; ˈdɑːbɪ /

noun

  1. the Derby
    an annual horse race run at Epsom Downs, Surrey, since 1780: one of the English flat-racing classics
  2. any of various other horse races
  3. local Derby
    a football match between two teams from the same area

derby

4

/ ˈdɜːrbɪ /

noun

  1. a stiff felt hat with a rounded crown and narrow curved brim Also called (in Britain and certain other countries)bowler
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Derby1

First recorded in 1830–40; after Edward Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby (died 1834), who instituted the race
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Derby1

C18: named after the twelfth Earl of Derby (died 1834), who founded the horse race at Epsom Downs in 1780
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Example Sentences

In March, Helfer was sent a letter informing her that a disciplinary hearing would be held on Sunday in Derby over Helfer’s “repeated clear, and public opposition to the Church, its doctrine, its policies, and its leaders,” which she denies.

Heading into Saturday’s races, there are 36 horses with 10 or more points in the Derby standings, but only 16 with more than 25.

The results of Week 1430 will run online on April 29, two days before the running of the Derby, so we’ll have “our horses” to root for in the race.

The Louisville retailer specializes in all the things that make Kentucky Kentucky — bourbon, the Derby, country cooking.

If you haven’t been to the Derby recently, you should know that they currently only take Venmo payments.

Back-to-back Derby winner Yoenis Céspedes will now suit up as an American League outfield reserve.

We play dodge ball, ride giant tricycles, and craft homespun jalopies for the adult soapbox derby.

So please enjoy “One Red Rose: The Green Kid on Middleground Plucks a Derby Trophy,” which ran on May 6, 1950.

Little Bill Boland was only 18 when he rode Middleground to victory in the 1950 Kentucky Derby.

So when you take that first frosty sip of your mint julep in celebration of the Kentucky Derby, enjoy it.

Except, therefore, for an interval of about three years my childhood and youth were spent at Derby.

Outside Derby station was a ticket platform at which all incoming trains stopped for the collection of tickets.

We resided at Derby in a terrace on the outskirt of the town, much to my dislike, for monotonous rows of houses I have ever hated.

Said to be aristocratically connected, he was the admiration of all and the darling of the young ladies of Derby.

Amongst all my fellow clerks I remember one only who resembled as a borrower some of my quondam associates at Derby.

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