Definition of Derby in English :

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Derby meaning in English

Meaning of Derby in English

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Derby pronunciation in English

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1. bowler, bowler hat, derby, derby hat, plug hat

a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun plural -bies
US and Canadian
a stiff felt hat with a rounded crown and narrow curved brim
. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): bowler
1.  the Derby
any of various other horse races
3.  local Derby
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)
a unitary authority in central England, in Derbyshire. Pop: 233 200 (2003 est). Area: 78 sq km (30 sq miles)
a firm-textured pale-coloured type of cheese
4.  sage Derby
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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nounWord forms: plural ˈDerbies
a race for three-year-old horses, run annually at Epsom Downs in Surrey
any similar horse race; esp., the Kentucky Derby
3.  US; [d-]
any of various contests or races, open to anyone who wishes to enter
a fishing derby, demolition derby
4.  US; [d-]
a stiff felt hat with a round crown and curved brim; bowler
city in Derbyshire, central England: county district pop. 219,000

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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.
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.

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