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Definition 1: a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for chess in the sense of this definition

(chess is a kind of ...) a game played on a specially designed board

(... is a kind of chess ) a form of chess played on a board of 81 squares; each player has 20 pieces

(chess is a part of ...) a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors

(chess is a part of ...) the act of moving a chess piece

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game

"Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess)

"after he saw the latest development he changed his mind and became a supporter" "in chess your should take care of your development before moving your queen"

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) move into a strategically more advantageous position

"develop the rook"

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) (chess) immobilize a piece

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions

"Spassky developed quickly"

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) subject to a stalemate

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) place into check

"He checked my kings"

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) make the opening move

"Kasparov opened with a standard opening"

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) change a pawn for a better piece by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it to the row closest to your opponent

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) (board games) the lighter pieces

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) (chess) the most powerful piece

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) (chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) (chess) a chess pawn that is moved two squares can be captured by an opponent's pawn commanding the square that was passed

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value

"the endgame began after the exchange of queens"

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop

"black lost the exchange"

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess

"he memorized all the important chess openings"

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) (chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) (board games) the darker pieces

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) (chess) the weakest but the most important piece

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)

(chess is the domain which ... is member of) become a queen

"her pawn queened"

Definition 2: weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for chess in the sense of this definition

(chess is a kind of ...) any of various woodland and meadow grasses of the genus Bromus; native to temperate regions

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