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English noun: chess

1. chess (plant) weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat


SynonymsBromus secalinus, cheat


Broader (hypernym)brome, bromegrass

2. chess (act) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king


Synonymschess game


Broader (hypernym)board game


Narrower (hyponym)shogi


Part holonymchecker board, checkerboard, chess move


Domain category membersbishop, black, castle, castle, check, check, checkmate, chess opening, counterattack, counterplay, develop, develop, development, en passant, exchange, exchange, fork, horse, king, knight, mate, open, opening, pawn, pin, promote, queen, queen, rook, stalemate, white









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