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chese | cheshire cat | cheshire cheese | chesible | cheslip | chess | chess board | chess club | chess game | chess master | chess match

chess

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

chessn. [OE. ches, F. échecs, prop. pl. of échec check. See 1st Check.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]
chessn. 
     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.  [1913 Webster]
    " Other species of brome grass are called upright chess, soft chess, etc."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

chess, n. a game for two with 16 men each, played on a chessboard.

Etymology
ME f. OF esches pl. of eschec CHECK(1)

THESAURUS

chess

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