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Definitions of chess

  1. weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A game played by two persons with sixteen pieces each, on a checkered board divided into sixty-four squares. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A game played by two persons on a board like that used in checkers. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A game played by two persons on a checkered board. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A game played by two persons on a checkered board with 16 pieces on each side. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. An intellectual game played by two parties with different pieces, on a board divided into sixty-four squares. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A game played on a board divided into sixty-four squares; chess-board, the board used in the game of chess; chess-player, one skilled in the game of chess. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. A two-player game with perfect information.Usenet newsgroup: news:rec.games.chess.See also Internet Chess Server. foldoc_fs
  12. 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. dictgcide_fs
  13. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. ches, n. one of the parallel planks of a pontoon-bridge--generally in pl. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Game for two players with thirty-two pieces or c.-men on c. -board chequered with sixty-four squares. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. Plank laid on the platform of a pontoon bridge to form the roadway. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  17. n. [Persian] A game played by two persons on a board containing sixty-four squares, with two differently coloured sets of pieces or men. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. n. [Persian] A kind of grass which grows among wheat. Cabinet Dictionary

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