from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A board game for two players, each beginning with 16 pieces of six kinds that are moved according to individual rules, with the objective of checkmating the opposing king.
- n. Any of several species of brome grass, especially the cheat.
- n. One of the floorboards of a pontoon bridge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A board game for two players with each beginning with sixteen chess pieces moving according to fixed rules across a chessboard with the objective to checkmate the opposing king.
- n. A type of grass, generally considered a weed.
- n. One of the platforms, consisting of two or more planks dowelled together, for the flooring of a temporary military bridge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A very ancient game played by two persons or parties with thirty-two pieces on a checkered board divided into sixty-four squares.
- n. The common name in the United States of several species of Bromus, especially B. secalinus, which bears some resemblance to oats, and is frequently more or less abundant as a weed in wheat-fields. Also called cheat.
- n. One of the planks forming the roadway of a military bridge.
- n. An obsolete variant of chase.
- n. Obsolete form jess.
- n. Dice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
- n. a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
To maximize your reach to chess enthusiasts on Twitter you should include the #chess hashtag to your updates. alter-me, 13 March 2009, 16.22: Can we please have a discussion here about broadcasts, copyrights and PR, please?
Um … The king in chess is supposed to have 8 short spines on top with a single object in the middle to signify that it moves one space in any direction (except when castling).
The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the king is dead.”
The term chess has come to represent political, economic, or military maneuvers.
In their houses, they play much at that most ingenious game which we call chess, or else at draughts.
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So far, I am confident I have not been in their way, but quite the reverse; the chess is a great resource for Mr. Buller in the first loneliness occasioned by the loss of little Theresa; and Mrs. Buller seems to get some good of talking with me: as for Reginald, now that he has conquered, or rather that I have conquered, his first terror, he does not seem to have anything to object to me very particularly.
That is, where there is a critical mass of 50% girls 'participation in chess in a community, significant differences in ability compared to boys disappear.
One of the plus points of chess is that you can sit down and play anyone and you are on equal footing.
Undoubtedly it is far more useful for success in chess to have a motivated teacher at an early age rather than some fraction more intelligence.
There is virtually no one who can study chess full time for a few years and beat the best public domain chess programs.