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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A game played by two players in which pieces are moved to try to capture the opponent's king.

Usage examples (37)
  • chess is a complicated game because each piece is moved differently.
  • The term chess has come to represent political, economic, or military maneuvers.
  • The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the king is dead.”
  • In their houses, they play much at that most ingenious game which we call chess, or else at draughts. for more
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