chesterfield

[ ches-ter-feeld ]
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noun
  1. (sometimes initial capital letter) a single- or double-breasted topcoat or overcoat with a fly front and a narrow velvet collar.

  2. a large, overstuffed sofa or divan with a back and upholstered arms.

  1. Chiefly Canadian. any large sofa or couch.

Origin of chesterfield

1
First recorded in 1885–90; named after an Earl of Chesterfield in the 19th century

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Other definitions for Chesterfield (2 of 2)

Chesterfield
[ ches-ter-feeld ]

noun
  1. Phil·ip Dor·mer Stan·hope [fil ip dawr-mer stan-uhp], /ˈfɪl ɪp ˈdɔr mər ˈstæn əp/, 4th Earl of, 1694–1773, British statesman and author.

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How to use chesterfield in a sentence

  • Sliding down to the seat of the chesterfield next to Belinda, who moves along to make room for her.

    Belinda | A. A. Milne
  • Belinda, with a sigh, moves over to the chesterfield and settles herself comfortably into it.

    Belinda | A. A. Milne

British Dictionary definitions for chesterfield (1 of 3)

chesterfield

/ (ˈtʃɛstəˌfiːld) /


noun
  1. a man's knee-length overcoat, usually with a fly front to conceal the buttons and having a velvet collar

  2. a large tightly stuffed sofa, often upholstered in leather, with straight upholstered arms of the same height as the back

Origin of chesterfield

1
C19: named after a 19th-century Earl of Chesterfield

British Dictionary definitions for Chesterfield (2 of 3)

Chesterfield1

/ (ˈtʃɛstəˌfiːld) /


noun
  1. an industrial town in N central England, in Derbyshire: famous 14th-century church with twisted spire. Pop: 70 260 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for Chesterfield (3 of 3)

Chesterfield2

/ (ˈtʃɛstəˌfiːld) /


noun
  1. Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. 1694–1773, English statesman and writer, noted for his elegance, suavity, and wit; author of Letters to His Son (1774)

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