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1. checkmate

noun. ['ˈtʃɛkˌmeɪt'] complete victory.

Synonyms

  • victory

Antonyms

  • conformist
  • rested

Etymology

  • chekmat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschec mat (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Checkmate

  • acclimate
  • amalgamate
  • animate
  • approximate
  • automate
  • breakmate
  • classmate
  • consummate
  • decimate
  • dichromate
  • dichromate
  • estimate
  • glucosamate
  • glutamate
  • inmate
  • intimate
  • multimate
  • overestimate
  • papermate
  • phonemate

How do you pronounce checkmate?

Pronounce checkmate as ˈʧɛkˌmeɪt.

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Example sentences of the word checkmate


1. Noun, singular or mass
This move is fine, but offers white the possibility to play for checkmate.

2. Verb, base form
Now see where the white queen can checkmate the black king.

Quotes containing the word checkmate


1. In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.
- Isaac Asimov

2. Arianne had her feet up on the table, wearing a striped conductor's cap.Arriane was fixated on the game. A chocolate cigar bobbed between her lips as she contemplated her next move. Roland was giving Arianne the hawk eye."Checkmate, bitch,"Arianne said triumphantly, knocking over Roland's king.
- Lauren Kate

2. checkmate

noun. ['ˈtʃɛkˌmeɪt'] a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king.

Synonyms

  • mate

Antonyms

  • refresh
  • stand still

Etymology

  • chekmat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschec mat (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. checkmate

verb. ['ˈtʃɛkˌmeɪt'] place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game.

Synonyms

  • beat
  • trounce
  • beat out
  • crush
  • shell
  • mate

Antonyms

  • decompression
  • hate
  • disjoin
  • wife

Etymology

  • chekmat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschec mat (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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