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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chess game mean? 

  The noun CHESS GAME has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: CHESS GAME used as a noun is very rare.

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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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Nouns denoting acts or actions


chess game; chess

Hypernyms ("chess game" is a kind of...):

board game (a game played on a specially designed board)

Meronyms (parts of "chess game"):

checker board; checkerboard (a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors)

chess move (the act of moving a chess piece)

Domain member category:

check (place into check)

development (a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess))

develop (move into a strategically more advantageous position)

pin (immobilize a piece)

develop (move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions)

stalemate (subject to a stalemate)

castle (move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king)

fork (place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces)

open (make the opening move)

promote (change a pawn for a king by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it the row closest to your opponent)

checkmate; mate (place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game)

white ((board games) the lighter pieces)

queen ((chess) the most powerful piece)

pawn ((chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank)

en passant ((chess) a chess pawn that is moved two squares can be captured by an opponent's pawn commanding the square that was passed)

exchange ((chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value)

exchange ((chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop)

check ((chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king)

chess opening; opening (a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess)

counterattack; counterplay ((chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board)

bishop ((chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color)

black ((board games) the darker pieces)

castle; rook ((chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard)

king ((chess) the weakest but the most important piece)

horse; knight (a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa))

queen (become a queen)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chess game"):

shogi (a form of chess played on a board of 81 squares; each player has 20 pieces)

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