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Definitions for chess
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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

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

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

  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

    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. Guajardo Sr.:

    That's what I like about it, it shows the impact that chess has. It goes beyond chess and it transcends the pieces on the board. It's about human nature and seeing good and seeing the lives over the board and to see the truth as it is and work out problems on your own.

  2. Paul Carroll:

    It's been all about pressure and brinksmanship and military tools and tactics and chess something, and now to literally, directly taunt the leader of North Korea is like poking the hornet's nest yet again, if you do this kind of ratcheting (up) of rhetorical tensions but also sending military hardware into the region, if you do that absent of any kind of offramp or door or window for the North Koreans to consider walking through and reengaging in any sort of discussions, bad things are going to happen.

  3. Hossein Kanani Moghadam:

    I believe Trump is a poker player, playing with open cards. But our Supreme Leader is a chess player who is playing under the table, it seems this is the battle of two wills. And it seems Trump's will is more to scare the other side whereas we are not scared of Trump at all.

  4. David Ionovich Bronstein:

    There is not a single true chess player in the world whose heart does not beat faster at the mere sound of such long beloved and familiar words as gambit games.

  5. Guajardo Sr.:

    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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