chess, cheat, Bromus secalinus(noun)
weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
chess, chess game(noun)
a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
a game played on a chessboard, by two persons, with two differently colored sets of men, sixteen in each set. Each player has a king, a queen, two bishops, two knights, two castles or rooks, and eight pawns
a species of brome grass (Bromus secalinus) which is a troublesome weed in wheat fields, and is often erroneously regarded as degenerate or changed wheat; it bears a very slight resemblance to oats, and if reaped and ground up with wheat, so as to be used for food, is said to produce narcotic effects; -- called also cheat and Willard's bromus
Origin: [OE. ches, F. checs, prop. pl. of chec check. See 1st Check.]
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Each of the six piece types moves differently. Pieces are used to attack and capture the opponent's pieces, with the objective to 'checkmate' the opponent's king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture. In addition to checkmate, the game can be won by the voluntary resignation of the opponent, which typically occurs when too much material is lost, or if checkmate appears unavoidable. A game may also result in a draw in several ways, where neither player wins. The course of the game is divided into three phases: opening, middlegame, and endgame. The first official World Chess Champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, claimed his title in 1886; the current World Champion is Indian chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand. In addition to the World Championship, there are the Women's World Championship, the Junior World Championship, the World Senior Championship, the Correspondence Chess World Championship, the World Computer Chess Championship, and Blitz and Rapid World Championships. The Chess Olympiad is a popular competition among teams from different nations. Online chess has opened amateur and professional competition to a wide and varied group of players. Chess is a recognized sport of the International Olympic Committee and international chess competition is sanctioned by the World Chess Federation, which adopted the now-standard Staunton chess set in 1924 for use in all official games. There are also many chess variants, with different rules, different pieces, and different boards.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ches, n. a game of skill for two persons or parties, played with figures or 'pieces,' which are moved on a chequered board.—n. Chess′-board, the board on which chess is played.—n.pl. Chess′-men, pieces used in chess. [Fr. échecs; It. scacchi; Ger. schach. Orig. from Pers. sháh, a king.]
ches, n. one of the parallel planks of a pontoon-bridge—generally in pl.
Is a board game of strategy where two players players play each other according to specific rules, on a specific type of board with a specific number of chess piece.
Chess is popular in many countries and they still hold chess championships.
The numerical value of CHESS in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of CHESS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you can't beat your computer at chess, try kickboxing.
Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.
Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
I don't want people to be pawns in someone else's game anymore, I want them to be the chess players.
Chess is really big down there. Really, really big. There are chess stores. It's like a whole little economy has grown up around it.
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Translations for CHESS
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- escacsCatalan, Valencian
- gwyddbwyll, siesWelsh
- juego de ajedrez, ajedrezSpanish
- shakki, šakkiFinnish
- skakeWestern Frisian
- tàileasg, fidhcheallScottish Gaelic
- շախմատ, ճատրակArmenian
- skák, skáktaflIcelandic
- チェス, 西洋将棋Japanese
- 체스, 교판Korean
- sedrenc, شهتڕهنجKurdish
- SchachLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- tsifahombiazana, eseka, fanoronaMalagasy
- шатрын, шатарMongolian
- schaak, schaakspel, schakenDutch
- шахмæттæOssetian, Ossetic
- ਸ਼ਤਰੰਜPanjabi, Punjabi
- сантрач, šah, шах, santračSerbo-Croatian
- šach, šachySlovak
- చతురంగము, చదరంగముTelugu
- шатранҷ, шоҳмотTajik
- cờ vuaVietnamese
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