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Ches·ter·field

 (chĕs′tər-fēld′)
A city of north-central England south of Sheffield.

Chesterfield

, Fourth Earl of Title of Philip Dormer Stanhope. 1694-1773.
English politician and writer best known for Letters to His Son (1774), which portrays the ideal 18th-century gentleman.

ches·ter·field

 (chĕs′tər-fēld′)
n.
1. A single- or double-breasted overcoat, usually with concealed buttons and a velvet collar.
2. Chiefly Northern California & Canada A sofa.

[After a 19th-century earl of Chesterfield.]

chesterfield

(ˈtʃɛstəˌfiːld)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a man's knee-length overcoat, usually with a fly front to conceal the buttons and having a velvet collar
2. (Furniture) a large tightly stuffed sofa, often upholstered in leather, with straight upholstered arms of the same height as the back
[C19: named after a 19th-century Earl of Chesterfield]

Chesterfield

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

Chesterfield

(ˈtʃɛstəˌfiːld)
n
(Biography) 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)

ches•ter•field

(ˈtʃɛs tərˌfild)

n.
1. (sometimes cap.) a single- or double-breasted coat with a velvet collar.
2. a large overstuffed sofa with high arms.
3. Chiefly Canadian. any sofa.
[1885–90; after an Earl of Chesterfield]

Ches•ter•field

(ˈtʃɛs tərˌfild)

n.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of, 1694–1773, British statesman and author.
Ches`ter•field′i•an, adj.

chesterfield

A large padded sofa, often with button upholstery, with no woodwork showing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chesterfield - suave and witty English statesman remembered mostly for letters to his son (1694-1773)Chesterfield - suave and witty English statesman remembered mostly for letters to his son (1694-1773)
2.chesterfield - an overstuffed davenport with upright armrests
davenport - a large sofa usually convertible into a bed
3.chesterfield - a fitted overcoat with a velvet collar
greatcoat, overcoat, topcoat - a heavy coat worn over clothes in winter
Translations

chesterfield

[ˈtʃestəfiːld] N (esp US) → sofá m

chesterfield

nChesterfieldsofa nt
References in periodicals archive ?
A crooKed spire would mean they were in Chesterfield, a large spinning wheel, BlacKpool, and so on.
You can experience the lean and crookedness first hand as daily tours of the tower to the base of the Crooked Spire take place Monday to Saturday from Easter to Christmas (PS3.
The crooked spire of the Church of St Mary and All Saints in Chesterfield is so well-known it's now the Derbyshire town's symbol and gave the football team its nickname - The Spireites.
Mary's church in the centre, renowned for its crooked spire, the combined result of the warping of its oak timbers, and damp-induced rot where the timber spire sits on the masonry tower.
Travel writer Somerville lists striking man-made and natural landmarks, from Glastonbury Tor to Ailsa Craig and Chesterfield's crooked spire.
Travel writer Somerville lists striking manmade and natural landmarks, from Glastonbury Tor to Ailsa Craig and Chesterfield's crooked spire.
FOLLOWING our item yesterday on the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Ayrshire reader Jim McCauley phoned this column with an anecdote concerning another skew-whiff structure, the famous Crooked Spire of Chesterfield, Derbyshire.