What does tic-tac-toe mean?

Definitions for tic-tac-toe

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tic-tac-toe.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ticktacktoe, ticktacktoo, tick-tack-toe, tic-tac-toe, tit-tat-toe, noughts and crosses(noun)

    a game in which two players alternately put crosses and circles in one of the compartments of a square grid of nine spaces; the object is to get a row of three crosses or three circles before the opponent does


  1. tic-tac-toe(Noun)

    A game in which two players take turns putting circles and crosses on a 3x3 grid and try to get three of the same symbols in a line


  1. Tic-tac-toe

    Tic-tac-toe is a paper-and-pencil game for two players, X and O, who take turns marking the spaces in a 3×3 grid. The player who succeeds in placing three respective marks in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row wins the game. The following example game is won by the first player, X: Players soon discover that best play from both parties leads to a draw. Hence, Tic-tac-toe is most often played by young children. The friendliness of Tic-tac-toe games makes them ideal as a pedagogical tool for teaching the concepts of good sportsmanship and the branch of artificial intelligence that deals with the searching of game trees. It is straightforward to write a computer program to play Tic-tac-toe perfectly, to enumerate the 765 essentially different positions, or the 26,830 possible games up to rotations and reflections on this space.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tic-tac-toe in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tic-tac-toe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dan Sullivan:

    Right now, the Russians are playing chess in the Arctic and our Administration still seems to think it’s tic-tac-toe.

Images & Illustrations of tic-tac-toe

  1. tic-tac-toetic-tac-toetic-tac-toe

Translations for tic-tac-toe

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for tic-tac-toe »


Find a translation for the tic-tac-toe definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these tic-tac-toe definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"tic-tac-toe." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 24 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/tic-tac-toe>.

Are we missing a good definition for tic-tac-toe? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for tic-tac-toe:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.