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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 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A game played by two persons on a checkered board. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Usage examples for chess

  1. She and Giles were content to spend hours over her instructions in chess on that pleasant balcony in the shade of the house. – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  2. In the evening Shelley and Hogg play at chess – The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
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