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1chess

noun \ˈches\

Definition of CHESS

:  a game for 2 players each of whom moves 16 pieces according to fixed rules across a checkerboard and tries to checkmate the opponent's king

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Origin of CHESS

Middle English ches, from Anglo-French escheks, eschés, plural of eschec check at chess — more at check
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CHESS

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noun

Definition of CHESS

1
:  a weedy annual European bromegrass (Bromus secalinus) widely naturalized in North America as a weed especially in grain
2
:  any of several weedy bromegrasses related to chess

Origin of CHESS

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1736
CHESS Defined for Kids

chess

noun \ˈches\

Definition of CHESS for Kids

:  a game for two players in which each player moves 16 pieces according to fixed rules across a checkerboard and tries to place the opponent's king in a position from which it cannot escape

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