1. chess

noun. ['ˈtʃɛs'] a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king.


  • checker board
  • shogi
  • board game
  • chess move
  • chess game


  • undercharge


  • eschés (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Chess

  • transgress
  • nevertheless
  • stds
  • nonetheless
  • l'express
  • dispossess
  • convalesce
  • tcas
  • simplesse
  • repossess
  • reinvests
  • progress
  • kjos
  • hces
  • express'
  • express
  • distress
  • compress
  • cmos
  • adss
  • abts
  • uys
  • uss
  • undress
  • suppress
  • suggests
  • success
  • requests
  • repress
  • regress

How do you pronounce chess?

Pronounce chess as ʧɛs.

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Sentences with chess

1. Noun, singular or mass
You and your date could play chess, word scramble games and other board games.

2. Adjective
Hold a small object (such as a chess piece) by its base.

Quotes about chess

1. When I was young, my favorite picture book was 'Fletcher and Zenobia,' written by Edward Gorey and illustrated by Victoria Chess. It's long out of print now, but its mix of macabre humor and 1960s psychedelia made it a perfect children's book for the times.
- Rick Riordan

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

3. Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It's part ballet. It's part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage.
- Steve Sabol

2. chess

noun. ['ˈtʃɛs'] weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat.


  • bromegrass
  • Bromus secalinus
  • brome


  • eschés (Old French (842-ca. 1400))