chesterfield, 4th earl

Chesterfield

[ches-ter-feeld]
noun
Philip Dormer Stanhope [dawr-mer stan-uhp] , 4th Earl of, 1694–1773, British statesman and author.
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chesterfield (ˈtʃɛstəˌfiːld)
 
n
1.  a man's knee-length overcoat, usually with a fly front to conceal the buttons and having a velvet collar
2.  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]

Chesterfield1 (ˈtʃɛstəˌfiːld)
 
n
an industrial town in N central England, in Derbyshire: famous 14th-century church with twisted spire. Pop: 70 260 (2001)

Chesterfield2 (ˈtʃɛstəˌfiːld)
 
n
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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Chesterfield
Derbyshire town, O.E. Cesterfelda, lit. "open land near a Roman fort," from ceaster "fort" + feld "open land." The cigarette brand was named for Chesterfield County, Virginia, U.S.
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