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chess1 /tʃɛs/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Chessa game played on a chessboard by two people who each move 16 pieces of six kinds to bring the opponent's king into checkmate.

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chess1  (ches),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Chessa game played by two persons, each with 16 pieces, on a chessboard.
  • Old French esches, plural of eschec check1
  • Middle English 1150–1200

chess2  (ches),USA pronunciation n., pl.  chess, chess•es. 
  1. Civil Engineeringone of the planks forming the roadway of a floating bridge.
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  • late Middle English ches tier, layer 1425–75

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brome•grass  (brōmgras′, -gräs′),USA pronunciation n. 
    any of numerous grasses of the genus Bromus, having flat blades and open clusters of flower spikelets. Also called  brome  (brōm),USA pronunciation  chess. 
    • Greek brómos oats) + grass
    • Neo-Latin Brom(us) genus name (
    • 1750–60

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chess /tʃɛs/ n
  1. a game of skill for two players using a chessboard on which chessmen are moved. Initially each player has one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights, and eight pawns, which have different types of moves according to kind. The object is to checkmate the opponent's king
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French esches, plural of eschec check (at chess); see check

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Collocations: is the chess [master, grand master, champion], [play, take part] in a chess [competition, tournament], a chess [game, match], more...

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