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derby Explained

derby at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


derby at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"type of hat," manufactured in U.S. 1850, name appears 1870, from annual Derby horse race in England, where this type of hat was worn. Race was begun 1780 by the 12th Earl of Derby; Parliament always adjourned for it, and the name was used for any major horse race after 1875. Derby the English shire is O.E. Deorby "deer village," from deor "deer" + by "habitation, homestead," from a Scand. source (see bylaw). ///

derby at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

Derby [A]npr [Geog.] Derby;derby [Horse Racing] Derby

Derby at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

a city in Derbyshire. It is an important centre for industries such as engineering and china//
the a very important yearly horse race held at Epsom in England in May or June, on a day which is known as Derby Day // Kentucky Derby, the//

derby at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural derbies [C] // [Date: 1800-1900; Origin:]// [Sense: 1-2, 4; Origin: Derby, important horse race held at Epsom, England, from Lord Derby (1752-1834) who started it.]// [Sense: 3; Origin: From the wearing of such hats at the Derby]//
1 Derby: used in the names of some well-known horse races// --the Kentucky Derby// -- the Derby BrE (=a famous race in England) //
2 BrE a sports match between two teams from the same area or city:
3 especially AmE a man's hard round hat that is usually black: British Equivalent: bowler//
4 a particular type of race or competition: --a donkey derby//

derby at German => English Of Explained:

Derby, derby

derby at Swedish => english Of Explained:


Derby at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

English statesman. Having entered Parliament as a Whig in 1820, he later joined the Conservatives and became leader of the Conservative Party (1846-68) and prime minister (1852, 1858, and 1866-68). Legislation adopted during his tenure included the removal of Jewish discrimination in Parliament membership, the transfer of India's administration from the E. India Co. to the crown, and the Reform Bill of 1867. He is remembered as one of England's greatest parliamentary orators.

One of the classic English horse races (established 1780), run in June over a 11 / 2-mi (2,400 m) course at Epsom Downs, Surrey. Many other horse races have been named for the Derby (e.g., the Kentucky Derby), and the term itself has come to signify a race or contest of any type.

Derby at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

19 Moby Thesaurus words for "Derby":
Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, chase, flat race, handicap,
handicap race, harness race, horse race, hurdle race, plate race,
purse race, quarter-horse race, stake, stake race, steeplechase,
sweep, sweepstake, sweepstakes, trotting race

derby at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

61 Moby Thesaurus words for "derby":
Le Mans, Olympic games, Olympics, air race, automobile race,
bicycle race, boat race, bout, concours, contest, contest of speed,
cross-country race, dash, dog race, drag race, encounter,
endurance race, engagement, fight, footrace, game, games, go,
gymkhana, heat, hurdle race, joust, lap, marathon, marathon race,
match, match race, matching, meet, meeting, motorcycle race,
obstacle race, potato race, race, rally, regatta, relay,
relay race, rencontre, road race, run, sack race, speedway race,
sprint, sprint race, stock-car race, test, three-legged race, tilt,
torch race, tournament, tourney, track race, trial, walk,
yacht race

derby at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun (plural derbies)

1 (AmE) = BOWLER (2)

2 (BrE) a sports competition between teams from the same area or town:
a local derby between the two North London sides * a derby match

3 a race or sports competition:
a motorcycle derby

4 (Derby) used in the name of several horse races which happen every year:
the Epsom Derby * the Kentucky Derby

Derby at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Derby \Der"by\ (?; usually ? in Eng.; 85), n.
1. 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.

{Derby Day}, the day of the annual race for the Derby stakes,
-- Wednesday of the week before Whitsuntide.

2. A stiff felt hat with a dome-shaped crown.

derby at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a hat that is round and black and hard with a narrow brim;
worn by some British businessmen [syn: {bowler hat}, {bowler},
{plug hat}]

derby at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Derby


Inter: wikipedia » dab=derby (disambiguation)|derby


From Category: w - :Epsom Derby|Epsom Derby horse race, named after Category: w - :Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby|Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈdɑː(ɹ).bi/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɑː(ɹ)bi
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈdɝ.bi/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɜː(ɹ)bi


    Inter: wikipedia » Derby (horse race)

  • Inter: en-noun » derbi|es
  • Any of several annual horseraces.
    1. By extension, any organized race.
    2. Inter: U » S A bowler hat
    3. Inter: sport » s A local derby
    4. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=April 15
    |author=Saj Chowdhury
    |title=Norwich 2 - 1 Nott'm Forest
    |work=BBC Sport
    |passage=Defeat sees Forest remain a point outside the top six with a derby against Leicester up next.


    Inter: trans-top » horserace
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|конно надбягване
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|打吡|tr=dǎbǐ|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|德比|tr=débǐ|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|hevoskilpailu, Inter: t- » fi|ajot|p
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Derby|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|corsa di cavalli
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ダービー|tr=dābī|sc=Jpan
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|коњичка трка|f|tr=kónjička t'rka|sc=Cyrl
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|дерби|n|tr=dɛ́rbi|sc=Cyrl Inter: indeclinabl » e

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » any organized race
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kilpailu

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|competizione|f, Inter: t+ » it|gara|f, Inter: t+ » it|partita|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » bowler hat

    Derived terms

    * demolition derby
    • local derby
    • roller derby


      * DBEYR

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    From Inter: etyl » en|fr


    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • derby Inter: gloss » horse race
    1. derby Inter: gloss » local derby



    Inter: etyl » en|it


    Inter: head » it|noun|g=m Inter: in » v
  • derby (horse race; sports event between local rivals)

  • Swedish


    Inter: sv-noun » g=n
  • local derby


    Inter: sv-noun-reg- » n

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    Derby at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » derby


    Inter: wikipedi » a


    * Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈdɑː(ɹ)bi/
  • Inter: audio » En-uk-Derby.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɑː(ɹ)bi

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n

  • A city in the east Midlands of England, once the county town of Derbyshire.
    1. Various cities in the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa


      Inter: trans-top » city in England

  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|Ντέρμπι
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|דרבי|tr=derbi

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|Дерби|n|tr=Dérbi
    • Russian: Inter: t » ru|Дерби|m|tr=Dɛ́rbi|sc=Cyrl Inter: indeclinabl » e

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * DBEYR
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