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 for Chess
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cheat \Cheat\, n. [rob. an abbrevation of escheat, lands or
     tenements that fall to a lord or to the state by forfeiture,
     or by the death of the tenant without heirs; the meaning
     being explained by the frauds, real or supposed, that were
     resorted to in procuring escheats. See Escheat.]
     1. An act of deception or fraud; that which is the means of
        fraud or deception; a fraud; a trick; imposition;
        imposture.
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              When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat. --Dryden.
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     2. One who cheats or deceives; an impostor; a deceiver; a
        cheater.
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              Airy wonders, which cheats interpret. --Johnson
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     3. (Bot.) A troublesome grass, growing as a weed in grain
        fields; -- called also chess. See Chess.
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     4. (Law) The obtaining of property from another by an
        intentional active distortion of the truth.
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     Note: When cheats are effected by deceitful or illegal
           symbols or tokens which may affect the public at large
           and against which common prudence could not have
           guarded, they are indictable at common law. --Wharton.
  
     Syn: Deception; imposture; fraud; delusion; artifice; trick;
          swindle; deceit; guile; finesse; stratagem.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chess \Chess\, n. (Bot.)
     A species of brome grass ({Bromus secalinus) which is a
     troublesome weed in wheat fields, and is often erroneously
     regarded as degenerate or changed wheat; it bears a very
     slight resemblance to oats, and if reaped and ground up with
     wheat, so as to be used for food, is said to produce narcotic
     effects; -- called also cheat and Willard's bromus. [U.
     S.]
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     Note: Other species of brome grass are called upright
           chess, soft chess, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chess \Chess\ (ch[e^]s), n. [OE. ches, F. ['e]checs, prop. pl.
     of ['e]chec check. See 1st Check.]
     A game played on a chessboard, by two persons, with two
     differently colored sets of men, sixteen in each set. Each
     player has a king, a queen, two bishops, two knights, two
     castles or rooks, and eight pawns.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chess
      n 1: weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a
           weed especially in wheat [syn: chess, cheat, Bromus
           secalinus]
      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 [syn: chess, chess game]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  120 Moby Thesaurus words for "chess":
     Monopoly, Ping-Pong, Rugby, Scrabble, archery,
     association football, backgammon, badminton, bagatelle, ball,
     bandy, baseball, basketball, battledore and shuttlecock, beano,
     billiards, bingo, bowling, bowls, boxing, cat, catch, charades,
     checkers, climbing, crambo, cricket, croquet, curling, discus,
     dominoes, draughts, fencing, fishing, fives, football, ghost,
     gliding, go, golf, handball, hide-and-seek, hiking, hockey,
     hopscotch, horseshoes, hunting, hurdling, ice hockey, jacks,
     jackstones, jackstraws, keno, lacrosse, lawn tennis, leapfrog,
     lotto, luging, marbles, merels, motorcycling, mountaineering,
     mumble-the-peg, ninepins, pall-mall, pallone, pelota, polo, pool,
     post office, pushball, pyramids, quintain, quoits, racquets,
     riding, roller skating, rounders, rowing, sailing, sailplaning,
     sculling, shinny, shooting, shot-put, shuffleboard, skating, skeet,
     skeet shooting, ski-jumping, skiing, skin-diving, skittles,
     sledding, snooker, snorkel diving, snowmobiling, soccer, softball,
     sports, squash, stickball, surfing, table tennis, tennis, tenpins,
     tent pegging, tetherball, ticktacktoe, tiddlywinks, tilting,
     tipcat, tivoli, tobogganing, trapshooting, tug of war, volleyball,
     water polo, waterskiing, wrestling
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  chess
  
      A two-player game with perfect information.
  
     Usenet newsgroup: news:rec.games.chess.
  
     See also Internet Chess Server.
  
     (1995-03-25)
  

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