ches·​ter·​field | \ ˈche-stər-ˌfēld How to pronounce chesterfield (audio) \

Definition of chesterfield

1 : a single-breasted or double-breasted semifitted overcoat with velvet collar
2 : a davenport usually with upright armrests

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Examples of chesterfield in a Sentence

bought a huge new chesterfield for the living room
Recent Examples on the Web Stained white oak sets a cozy mood accentuated by leather chairs and a modern chesterfield sofa. Sally Finder Weepie, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 July 2022 The Crystorama chandelier and sconces paired with the Frontgate chesterfield sofa and side chairs add glam. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 11 Aug. 2021 Standout pieces include a new chandelier and chairs by Jonathan Adler, a custom chesterfield sofa by Interior Define, and a CB2 rug. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 21 July 2021 Built on the shores of 3.8-mile-long Lake Quinault, with a backdrop of mountains, the 91-room (plus one suite) lodge features soaring beams, a crackling fireplace, and chesterfield leather chairs and couches., 19 May 2021 Tiefenbrun’s studio is warm and welcoming, with beautiful burgundy walls, chesterfield leather sofas, a three-way mirror, and jazz music playing softly in the background. Fortune, 24 Nov. 2019 The consignment sale includes everything from an all-in-one Baccarat Cave à Liqueur for $3,795 to a Victorian-style chesterfield sofa for $2,000. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, 21 Nov. 2019 Designer Timothy Oulton is known for updating iconic pieces like chesterfield sofas and lounge chairs by playing with scale or adding dramatic upholstery. Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2019 The House’s entry level foyer best exemplifies this, with tufted leather club chairs, velvet chesterfield couches, antique chandeliers, and worn Persian rugs that punctuate the weathered wooden plank floors. Rachel Waldman, Vogue, 17 July 2018 See More

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First Known Use of chesterfield

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chesterfield

from a 19th century Earl of Chesterfield

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“Chesterfield.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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Chesterfield biographical name

Ches·​ter·​field | \ ˈche-stər-ˌfēld How to pronounce Chesterfield (audio) \

Definition of Chesterfield

 (Entry 1 of 2)

4th Earl of 1694–1773 Philip Dormer Stanhope \ ˈsta-​nəp How to pronounce Chesterfield (audio) \ English statesman and author


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Ches·​ter·​field | \ ˈche-stər-ˌfēld How to pronounce Chesterfield (audio) \

Definition of Chesterfield (Entry 2 of 2)

1 city in eastern Missouri west of Saint Louis population 47,484
2 town south of Sheffield in Derbyshire, north central England population 99,700

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