Definitions for stalemateˈsteɪlˌmeɪt
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stale•mateˈsteɪlˌmeɪt(n.; v.)-mat•ed, -mat•ing.
(n.)a situation in which no action can be taken or progress made; deadlock.
a position of the pieces on a chessboard in which a player cannot move any piece except the king and cannot move the king without putting it in check.
Category: Checkers and Chess
(v.t.)to subject to a stalemate.
to bring to a standstill.
(v.i.)to be or result in a stalemate.
Origin of stalemate:
1755–65; late ME stale stalemate (whence AF estale) (appar. identical with stale1) +mate2
deadlock, dead end, impasse, stalemate, standstill(noun)
a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
"reached an impasse on the negotiations"
drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check
subject to a stalemate
The state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves, resulting in a draw.
Any situation that has no obvious possible movement, but does not involve any personal loss.
To bring about a state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves.
To bring about a stalemate, in which no advance in an argument is achieved.
Origin: stale + mate "checkmate"
the position of the king when he can not move without being placed on check and there is no other piece which can be moved
to subject to a stalemate; hence, to bring to a stand
Stalemate is a situation in the game of chess where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no legal moves. A stalemate ends the game in a draw. Stalemate is covered in the rules of chess. During the endgame, stalemate is a resource that can enable the player with the inferior position to draw the game. In more complicated positions, stalemate is much rarer, usually taking the form of a swindle that succeeds only if the superior side is inattentive. Stalemate is also a common theme in endgame studies and other chess problems. The outcome of a stalemate was standardized as a draw in the 19th century. Before this standardization, its treatment varied widely, including being deemed a win for the stalemating player, a half-win for that player, or a loss for that player; not being permitted; and resulting in the stalemated player missing a turn. Some regional chess variants have not allowed a player to play a stalemating move. In different versions of suicide chess, another chess variant, stalemate may or may not be treated as a draw. The word "stalemate" is also used for a metaphor when a conflict has reached an impasse and resolution seems difficult or impossible, i.e. a no-win situation.
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Translations for stalemate
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a position in chess in which a player cannot move without putting his king in danger.
- إسْتِحالَة التَّحَرُّك في الشَّطْرَنْجArabic
- шах патBulgarian
- empatePortuguese (BR)
- das PattGerman
- ακινητοποίηση του παίκτη χωρίς να απειλείται ο βασιλιάς (πατ στο σκάκι)Greek
- pat pozicijaCroatian
- 수가 막힘Korean
- (šahā) patsLatvian
- pat (laşah)Romanian
- pat, berabereTurkish
- (國際象棋)陷入僵局，將軍Chinese (Trad.)
- شطرنج کے کھیل میں ایک ایسی حالت جس میں کوءی چال نہ چلی جا سکےUrdu
- thế bíVietnamese
- （国际象棋）陷入僵局，和棋Chinese (Simp.)
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