Sheraton

[sher-uh-tn]
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noun

Thomas,1751–1806, English cabinetmaker and furniture designer.

adjective

of the style of furniture designed by Sheraton.

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British Dictionary definitions for sheraton

Sheraton

1

noun

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

Sheraton

2

adjective

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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