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Sheraton

[sher-uh-tn]
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noun
  1. Thomas,1751–1806, English cabinetmaker and furniture designer.
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adjective
  1. of the style of furniture designed by Sheraton.
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  • I shall squander every penny on things Chippendale and Sheraton and Hepplewhite.

    Athalie

    Robert W. Chambers

  • The Sheraton furniture and the chintzes suited the style of her beauty.

    The Explorer

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • Then came the popularity of the designs of the Adam Brothers and Sheraton.

  • Also, I want someone who can tell a Sheraton piece from Empire.

    Polly's Business Venture

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy

  • Here, miss, she said; you know the Sheraton chiffonier in the drawing-room?


British Dictionary definitions for sheraton

Sheraton1

noun
  1. Thomas. 1751–1806, English furniture maker, author of the influential Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book (1791)
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Sheraton2

adjective
  1. denoting furniture made by or in the style of Thomas Sheraton
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Word Origin and History for sheraton

Sheraton

severe style of late 18c. English furniture, 1883, from name of cabinetmaker Thomas Sheraton (1751-1806). The family name is from a place in Durham, late Old English Scurufatun (c.1040), probably "farmstead of a man called Skurfa" (an old Scandinavian personal name). The hotel chain dates from 1937 and has no obvious direct connection.

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