Definition of 'chess'
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They had a great relationship and would play cards or chess together at lunchtime. The Sun (2016)It's just lots of genial old blokes sitting around whittling chess pieces and playing with marbles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And I am trying to play the chess game the right way. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The contention is that the mind is a muscle that is exercised by bridge and chess. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The students pass their time playing chess and studying. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Think of it as the opening move in a chess game. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What do you call a bunch of chess players bragging about their games in a hotel lobby? The Sun (2014)Is it mindless thuggery or as mentally demanding as a game of chess? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The chess moves are being displayed on a large board. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He played multiple games of chess with local youth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Chess is a game in which you win or you lose. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Ask a chess player what happened in a match and he will give you a little list of moves. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He could play draughts and chess better than any other patient and worked in the hospital as a painter and decorator. The Sun (2011)Perspective is challenged as we the audience look down through a tunnel at a chess game being played on a floor below. Times, Sunday Times (2015)China has old people the way Russia has chess champions. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Walpole was engaged in playing not one, but two games of chess. A VERY ENGLISH DECEIT: The Secret History of the South Sea Bubble and the First Great Financial Scandal (2002) World chess champion v primary school also-ran. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Somewhat surprisingly in the rarefied atmosphere of modern grandmaster chess, this bucolic approach bears fruit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But sport is different from say, chess or bridge or snakes and ladders. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They were playing chess, another one was reading an encyclopedia. The Sun (2013)The year 2010 saw a mighty swathe cut through some of the great names in world chess. Times, Sunday Times (2011)After this, there will be only one champion and chess will be whole again. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Is it annoying that chess players don't have the same status as other stars? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some chatted, some played draughts or chess. Somewhere East of Life (1994)It would be the sort of political chess move to put a smile on his face, but it would be significant. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Of course, when played socially, neither chess nor bridge can remotely be considered a sport. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'chess'
British English: chess /tʃɛs/ NOUN
Chess is a game for two people played on a board with 64 black and white squares. Each player has 16 pieces including a King. The aim is to trap your opponent's King.
He was playing chess with his uncle.
- American English: chess
- Arabic: شِطْرَنْـج
- Brazilian Portuguese: xadrez
- Chinese: 国际象棋
- Croatian: šah
- Czech: šachy
- Danish: skak
- Dutch: schaakspel
- European Spanish: ajedrez
- Finnish: šakki
- French: échecs
- German: Schachspiel
- Greek: σκάκι
- Italian: scacchi
- Japanese: チェス
- Korean: 체스
- Norwegian: sjakk
- Polish: szachy
- European Portuguese: xadrez
- Romanian: șah
- Russian: шахматы
- Spanish: ajedrez
- Swedish: schack
- Thai: หมากรุก
- Turkish: satranç
- Ukrainian: шахи
- Vietnamese: cờ trò chơi
Definition of chess from the Collins English Dictionary
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