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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chess, cheat, Bromus secalinusnoun

    weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat

  2. chess, chess gamenoun

    a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CHESSnoun

    A nice and abstruse game, in which two sets of men are moved in opposition to each other.

    Etymology: echec, Fr.

    This game the Persian magi did invent,
    The force of Eastern wisdom to express;
    From thence to busy Europeans sent,
    And styl’d by modern Lombards pensive chess. John Denham.

    So have I seen a king on chess,
    (His rooks and knights withdrawn,
    His queen and bishops in distress)
    Shifting about, grow less and less,
    With here and there a pawn. Dryden.

Wikipedia

  1. Chess

    Chess is a board game between two players. It is sometimes called international chess or Western chess to distinguish it from related games, such as xiangqi (Chinese chess) and shogi (Japanese chess). The current form of the game emerged in Spain and the rest of Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century after evolving from chaturanga, a similar but much older game of Indian origin. Today, chess is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide. Chess is an abstract strategy game and involves no hidden information. It is played on a chessboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. At the start, each player controls sixteen pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights, and eight pawns. The player controlling the white pieces moves first, followed by the player controlling the black pieces. The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent's king, whereby the king is under immediate attack (in "check") and there is no way for it to escape. There are also several ways a game can end in a draw. Organized chess arose in the 19th century. Chess competition today is governed internationally by FIDE (the International Chess Federation). The first universally recognized World Chess Champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, claimed his title in 1886; Magnus Carlsen is the current World Champion. A huge body of chess theory has developed since the game's inception. Aspects of art are found in chess composition, and chess in its turn influenced Western culture and art, and has connections with other fields such as mathematics, computer science, and psychology. One of the goals of early computer scientists was to create a chess-playing machine. In 1997, Deep Blue became the first computer to beat the reigning World Champion in a match when it defeated Garry Kasparov. Today's chess engines are significantly stronger than the best human players and have deeply influenced the development of chess theory.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chessnoun

    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

  2. Chessnoun

    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

  3. Etymology: [OE. ches, F. checs, prop. pl. of chec check. See 1st Check.]

Freebase

  1. Chess

    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

  1. Chess

    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.]

  2. Chess

    ches, n. one of the parallel planks of a pontoon-bridge—generally in pl.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chess in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of chess in a Sentence

  1. Nicolas Chamfort:

    People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.

  2. Ross Cameron:

    I’m not saying it can’t work. You can innovate, but this ain’t the way it’s always been done. And I think you take a risk by innovating, not if you’re in a position where you don’t have the horses, right? You’ve got to do something. You’ve got to have an asymmetrical kind of strategy. Like, if you play chess, and you’re the black pieces – which always go second. Go figure, right?

  3. Damian Lillard:

    It wasn’t easy at all because I just love being out there. Like, I love being out there playing, i’ve always been available to play but I think the older you get, the more experience that you have, not just in sports but in life, it becomes more important to play chess. My pride might say ‘Keep fighting it out, get the job done again. Try to get in the playoffs.’ And then the older me is saying ’You can’t do none of that stuff if you’re not at your best.'.

  4. Maia Santos Deguito:

    I am but a pawn in a high-stakes chess game played by giants in international banking and high finance, if this committee is looking for the 'grandmaster,' it is not me.

  5. Jurriaan Kien:

    We have a Plan B because we are chess players and always anticipate the next move, if for some reason we arrive in Moscow and we can't leave, we will be hosted at the French embassy's residence in Moscow. They have already prepared 14 beds.

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