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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.]
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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)
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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.
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chesterfield

A large padded sofa, often with button upholstery, with no woodwork showing.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations

chesterfield

[ˈtʃestəfiːld] N (esp US) → sofá m
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chesterfield

nChesterfieldsofa nt
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When Johnson thought of beginning the dictionary he wrote about it to Lord Chesterfield, a great man and fine gentleman of the day.
'My Lord Chesterfield,' he said, pressing his hand tenderly upon the book as he laid it down, 'if I could but have profited by your genius soon enough to have formed my son on the model you have left to all wise fathers, both he and I would have been rich men.
At the outset of the undertaking Johnson exerted himself to secure the patronage and financial aid of Lord Chesterfield, an elegant leader of fashion and of fashionable literature.
"Wit," said Chesterfield, opposing an unjust licensing Act, "Wit, my lords!
Except these, the plover and the curlew are the only inhabitants until you come to the Chesterfield high road.
The Earl of Chesterfield (if my memory serves me right), in a letter to his court, intimates that his success in an important negotiation must depend on his obtaining a major's commission for one of those deputies.
The general, however, like Lord Chesterfield, thinking that his friends may in a future day become his enemies, always places them in the front ranks, so that their numbers may be thinned.
"I was making for Chesterfield Walk," Mrs Verloc heard her husband's voice, "when I heard the bang.
They all take their tone from the Doctor; and he moves a very Chesterfield among the company.
He was neither courtly, nor handsome, nor picturesque, in any respect; and yet his manner of accepting it, and of expressing his thanks without more words, had a grace in it that Lord Chesterfield could not have taught his son in a century.
For now he sat in his black velvet cap and old grey gown, magnanimous again; and would have comported himself towards any Collegian who might have looked in to ask his advice, like a great moral Lord Chesterfield, or Master of the ethical ceremonies of the Marshalsea.
My father was a schoolmaster in Chesterfield, where I received an excellent education.

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