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Chess (IPA: /ˈtʃɛs/)


Chess (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.

Chess (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.

Chess

Two-player board game

Chess

Musical involving two chess players during the Cold War

Chess

Band

Chess

Chess application for OS X, developed by Apple Inc.

Chess

Northwestern University chess program from the 1970's

Chess Synonyms

Bromus Secalinus, Cheat

Chess Synonyms

Chess Game

Chess (Last Name / Surname)

Chess is the #16,481 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 1,743 people had that surname.

Translations

Chess in Spanish

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "You are not the first to be shocked and horrified by chess ," he assured her. It is a curse of the intellect. It is a game for lunatics"”or else it creates them ."" - Chess

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Picking a white knight chess piece from the relics] Hey, how about a cute little pony?"" - RWBY

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [The queen] sits at the top of the high places above the city. She is restless and determined. She girds her loins with strength. Her feet stay not in her house. She moves in every direction and into every corner. Her evolutions are wonderful, her spirit untiring. How comely are her footsteps as she moves diagonally, one step after another, from square to square!" - Chess

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A friendship across sectarian lines is not a common phenomenon, in his experience. In the past, it has struck him that, apart from homosexuals, only chess players have found a reliable way to bridge, intensely but without fatal violence, the gulf that separates any given pair of men." - Chess

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Amberley excelled at chess"”one mark, Watson, of a scheming mind." - Chess


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