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chess

play
noun \ˈches\

Definition of chess

  1. :  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 and Etymology of chess

Middle English ches, from Anglo-French escheks, eschés, plural of eschec check at chess — more at check


First Known Use: 14th century


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chess

noun

Definition of chess

  1. 1 :  a weedy annual European bromegrass (Bromus secalinus) widely naturalized in North America as a weed especially in grain

  2. 2 :  any of several weedy bromegrasses related to chess

Origin and Etymology of chess

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1736


CHESS Defined for Kids

chess

play
noun \ˈches\

Definition of chess for Students

  1. :  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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