# Definitions and Synonyms of *chess* | Another word for *chess* | What is *chess? *

*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

*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*) 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 ...) a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors

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

*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"*