Definition of Chesterfield

1. Noun. Suave and witty English statesman remembered mostly for letters to his son (1694-1773).

2. Noun. An overstuffed davenport with upright armrests.
Generic synonyms: Davenport

3. Noun. A fitted overcoat with a velvet collar.
Generic synonyms: Greatcoat, Overcoat, Topcoat

Definition of Chesterfield

1. Proper noun. A market town in Derbyshire, England ¹

2. Proper noun. any of a number of other settlements ¹

3. Noun. A couch, sofa, or loveseat with padded arms and back of the same height, often curved outward at the top. ¹

4. Noun. (Canada) Any couch or sofa. ¹

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Definition of Chesterfield

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Literary usage of Chesterfield

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"chesterfield, however, seems to have been one of the few for whom the King, ... chesterfield, with other too-subtle politicians, bad paid Court to Lady ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1839)
"But it was not long before Lord chesterfield discovered that his Latin Fop might be made ... Now, Lord chesterfield soon discovered that Mr. Devereux was ..."

3. The Wits and Beaux of Society by A. T. Thomson, Philip Wharton (1871)
"Lord Scarborough's Friendship for chesterfield.—The Death of chesterfield's Son.—His Interest in bis Grandsons.—' I must go and Rehearse my Funeral. ..."

4. English Literature: An Illustrated Record by Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse (1903)
"The main part of the career of chesterfield belongs to politics. ... chesterfield in his retirement cultivated the art of manners in its most exquisite ..."

5. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a Tour to by James Boswell (1884)
"The " Plan" was addressed to Philip Dormer, Earl of chesterfield, then one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State ; a nobleman who was very ..."

6. Literary Landmarks of London by Laurence Hutton (1885)
"THE EARL OF chesterfield. 1694-1773. E Earl of chesterfield, bora in London, was christened in St. James's Church, Piccadilly, and spent the greater part of ..."

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