Definitions of checkmate

  1. To check ( an adversary's king) in such a manner that escape in impossible; to defeat ( an adversary) by putting his king in check from which there is no escape.
  2. To defeat completely; to terminate; to thwart.
  3. In chess, to make impossible the escape of ( the opponent's king); defeat utterly.
  4. In chess, to make a movement which ends the game: to defeat.
  5. To defeat by checkmate.
  6. To put ( a king) in a check from which no escape is possible; defeat by a skilful maneuver.
  7. place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; in a game of chess; " Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
  8. place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; " Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
  9. To put the king in checkmate; to defeat; to place in a position from which there is no escape.
  10. To hinder from moving and so to finish; to defeat; to overthrow.
  11. a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
  12. A complete check; utter defeat or overthrow.
  13. The winning move at chess; a complete defeat.
  14. In chess, a check given to the adversary's king when in a position in which it can neither be protected nor moved out of check, so that the game is finished: a complete check: defeat: overthrow.
  15. A move in chess which ends the game.
  16. The act or position of checkmating.
  17. The final or winning- movement in the game of chess, when the adversary's king is under check, and can neither move out of it nor interpose a piece; defeat; overthrow.
  18. A movement that finishes a game of chess.
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