Definition of Derby

1. Noun. A felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim.

Exact synonyms: Bowler, Bowler Hat, Derby Hat, Plug Hat
Generic synonyms: Chapeau, Hat, Lid

Definition of Derby

1. n. A race for three-old horses, run annually at Epsom (near London), for the Derby stakes. It was instituted by the 12th Earl of Derby, in 1780.

Definition of Derby

1. Proper noun. A city in the east Midlands of England, once the county town of Derbyshire. ¹

2. Noun. Any of several annual horseraces. ¹

3. Noun. By extension, any organized race. ¹

4. Noun. (American English) A bowler hat ¹

5. Noun. (sports) A local derby ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Derby

1. a type of hat [n -BIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Derby

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derby (current term)
derby hat fracture
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derbyshire spar
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derealization
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Literary usage of Derby

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Connoisseur by George Colman, B. Thornton (1904)
"I There were also many fine specimens of the Chelsea- derby period, 1770-1784. ... Very fine set of Chelsea-derby cabinet cups and covers, and stands to ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"On the whole, the county was Royalist, and the moving spirit among the Royalists was Lord Strange, who became Lord derby in 1642. ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1888)
"derby, ALFRED THOMAS (1821- 1878), painter, the eldest son of William derby [qv], ... Among these was the Earl of derby, whose portrait he painted, ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1857)
"On the seal of Robert de Ferrars, Earl of derby, circa 1270, ... On various tradesman's tokens, 1657 to 1671, struck in derby ; about one-half of thirty ..."

5. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1883)
"Mr. derby made the same proposal that he had >de to Fanny Fern, and in this instance the 000 was ... Cozzens was then ring at Yonkers, and so was Mr. derby. ..."

6. The New England Historical and Genealogical RegisterNew England (1907)
"... Edward Henry Earl of derby see derby Earl of Eliza 11 328 Elizabeth 6 176 11 324 328 13 51 24 132 29 43 31 217 327 32 61 64 35 68 39 243 Elizabeth Rolla ..."

7. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1808)
"In a little ifle dedicated to St. Michael, a fort was erected by one of the Earls of derby, with a view of defending the entrance of the haven. ..."

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