Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A single- or double-breasted overcoat, usually with concealed buttons and a velvet collar.
  • n. Chiefly Northern California & Canada A sofa.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A couch, sofa, or loveseat with padded arms and back of the same height, often curved outward at the top.
  • n. Any couch or sofa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a davenport with upright armrests.
  • n. a fitted overcoat with a velvet collar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of topcoat, named after the celebrated Earl of Chesterfield.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fitted overcoat with a velvet collar
  • n. suave and witty English statesman remembered mostly for letters to his son (1694-1773)
  • n. an overstuffed davenport with upright armrests

Etymologies

After a 19th-century earl of Chesterfield.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • HELEN O'NEILL _seated above table; _ MISS EASTWOOD _seated below console table_ R. _end of chesterfield; _ ROSALIE _seated_ C. _chesterfield; _

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  • (DUNN _exits_ L. DONOHUE _crosses up_ R. _end of chesterfield to chest up_ R., _starts to cross_ L. _below chesterfield_.

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  • BUT, the cool thing was i was watching this movie in chesterfield, mo and a young couple come in and sit 5 rows in front of us, as i looked toward them i did a double-take because it couldn't be who i thought it was …. then i noticed his arm in a sling and that confirmed it … … as he walked out to get his pregnant wife some popcorn i hollared HEY RANDY 'with a smile he looked toward me and waved … .i followed him outside to an empty lobby and talked to one of the nicest people i had ever met … …. he was former WWE Champ RANDY ORTON!!!!!! im pretty sure he hated the movie too ..

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  • There was no centre table and no cabinet, but a deep, comfortable sofa, which Ellen called a chesterfield, and a "cosy corner," and a Sheraton bureau, and a Sheraton china-cupboard with glass doors.

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  • In England, a Davenport with arms and back of the same height in buttoned leather is also referred to as a chesterfield sofa.

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  • Case-in-point: this lovely "chesterfield" that I found on the side of the road last week.

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  • A bundle of singlesticks and a pair of foils stood in the corner near an open bookcase; a padded "chesterfield" and a few chairs completed the austere furnishing of the cabin.

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  • Where I come from the term 'chesterfield' is interchangeable with the word

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  • Inside are two elegant, dimly lit rooms one reserved for smokers with low tables and chesterfield sofas.

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  • Dimly lit with rough walls of concrete and exposed brick, tufted chesterfield sofas and wooden plank floors, the establishment has a sophisticated masculine feel that's a far cry from the thumping madness of nearby Wyndham Street.

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