- Philip Dor·mer Stan·hope [dawr-mer stan-uh p] /ˈdɔr mər ˈstæn əp/, 4th Earl of,1694–1773, British statesman and author.
- a man's knee-length overcoat, usually with a fly front to conceal the buttons and having a velvet collar
- a large tightly stuffed sofa, often upholstered in leather, with straight upholstered arms of the same height as the back
Word Origin for chesterfield
- an industrial town in N central England, in Derbyshire: famous 14th-century church with twisted spire. Pop: 70 260 (2001)
- 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)
Word Origin and History for philip dormer stanhope chesterfield
Derbyshire town, Old English Cesterfelda, literally "open land near a Roman fort," from ceaster "fort" (see Chester) + feld "open land" (see field (n.)). The cigarette brand was named for Chesterfield County, Virginia, U.S. As a kind of overcoat and a kind of sofa (both 19c.), the name comes from earls of Chesterfield. Philip Stanhope, the fourth Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773) was the writer on manners and etiquette.