Definition of chesterfield in English:

chesterfield

noun

  • 1A sofa with padded arms and back of the same height and curved outwards at the top.

    • ‘Once through the lobby and up a small set of stairs, we entered our living area, with its dark panelled walls and leather chesterfield sofas.’
    • ‘I walk around and pick the blue chesterfield to sit on.’
    • ‘Come sit here,’ Maggie said, indicating the space beside her on the chesterfield.’
    • ‘View the contrasting styles: traditional chesterfields, contemporary, class and rustic.’
    1. 1.1Canadian Any sofa.
      • ‘Last night, while I read on the chesterfield, he rapped on the window to ask me about something.’
      • ‘The tables are mismatched and we are sitting on chairs and chesterfields that look like they were grabbed from the street before the garbage man got to them.’
      • ‘I stood up from the chesterfield - banging my knee on the coffee table.’
  • 2A man's plain straight overcoat, typically with a velvet collar.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in chesterfield): named after a 19th-century Earl of Chesterfield.

Pronunciation

chesterfield

/ˈtʃɛstəfiːld/

Definition of Chesterfield in English:

Chesterfield

proper noun

  • A town in Derbyshire, north central England; population 71,100 (est. 2009).

Pronunciation

Chesterfield

/ˈtʃɛstəˌfiːld/