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Definitions for chess
tʃɛschess

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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    (His rooks and knights withdrawn,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.

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. Alina Polyakova:

    Butina was another pawn on the chess board, lots of people were doing lots of different things, all with the same goal. Butina was... another pathway to possibly reach Donald Trump Donald Trump and influence the campaign.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The people who create strain & stress for the population play life as a chess and they could be seen talking of making moves like queen, rook, bishop, knight and others.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    To the angel of death, we are all like chess pieces on the chessboard.

  5. Buhlebenkosi Bhebhe:

    life is like a chess game, and I am but a mere pawn that against all odds moves forward in the face of any danger in the hope of one day becoming a greater than I am. like a pawn I only move forward towards my goal and do not under any circumstances go back or retreat. I aim at achieving excellence through hard work and dedication to the job at hand. even when all seems impossible and out of reach I believe that failure is not an option but a stepping stone towards achieving my dreams.

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