[ UK /t‍ʃˈɛs/ ]
[ US /ˈtʃɛs/ ]
  1. weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
  2. a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
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How To Use chess In A Sentence

  • In their houses, they play much at that most ingenious game which we call chess, or else at draughts. A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 09 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time
  • The art of writing a good chess program is thinking of efficient short cuts through the search-space.
  • Chess takes the place of all the other passions, and the people in his life, including his parents, become shadowy, meaningless figures.
  • The political analyst Nikolai Petrov has described Mr. Putin's predicament using the chess term "zugzwang," in which a player sees only moves that will damage his position, and yet does not have the option of passing. NYT > Home Page
  • Meanwhile, all sorts of things that at one time or another were considered tests for artificial intelligence — playing chess, doing integrals, doing autonomous control — have been cracked in algorithmic ways. Wolfram Blog : Stephen Wolfram on the Quest for Computable Knowledge
  • Suzy Menkes noted in an article that the jewels the Duchess of Windsor gave Princess Michael included: ‘a gold sunburst suite set with pearls and a pair of emerald panther earrings.’
  • The dinner has highlighted the difficulty for the duke and duchess of how careful they should be about where their charitable donations come from. Times, Sunday Times
  • An aide said: 'The duchess is cheerful. Times, Sunday Times
  • The duke and duchess were caught up in a minor earthquake in Assam last night. Times, Sunday Times
  • She rose in rank from fair maiden to fair lady and then to duchess.
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