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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheat  \Cheat\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cheated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Cheating}.]  [See  {Cheat},  n.,  {Escheat}.] 
  1.  To  deceive  and  defraud;  to  impose  upon  to  trick;  to 
  swindle. 
 
  I  am  subject  to  a  tyrant,  a  sorcerer,  that  by  his 
  cunning  hath  cheated  me  of  this  island.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  beguile.  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  To  cheat  winter  of  its  dreariness.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  Syn:  To  trick;  cozen;  gull;  chouse;  fool;  outwit;  circumvent; 
  beguile;  mislead;  dupe;  swindle;  defraud;  overreach; 
  delude;  hoodwink;  deceive;  bamboozle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  When  I  consider  life,  'tis  all  a  cheat.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  One  who  cheats  or  deceives;  an  impostor;  a  deceiver;  a 
  cheater. 
 
  Airy  wonders,  which  cheats  interpret.  --Johnson 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  A  troublesome  grass,  growing  as  a  weed  in  grain 
  fields;  --  called  also  {chess}.  See  {Chess}. 
 
  4.  (Law)  The  obtaining  of  property  from  another  by  an 
  intentional  active  distortion  of  the  truth. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheat  \Cheat\,  v.  i. 
  To  practice  fraud  or  trickery;  as  to  cheat  at  cards. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheat  \Cheat\,  n.  [Perh.  from  OF  chet['e]  goods,  chattels.] 
  Wheat,  or  bread  made  from  wheat.  [Obs.]  --Drayton. 
 
  Their  purest  cheat,  Thrice  bolted,  kneaded,  and  subdued 
  in  paste.  --Chapman. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  Note:  Other  species  of  brome  grass  are  called  upright  chess, 
  soft  chess,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cheat 
  n  1:  weedy  annual  grass  often  occurs  in  grainfields  and  other 
  cultivated  land;  seeds  sometimes  considered  poisonous 
  [syn:  {darnel},  {tare},  {bearded  darnel},  {Lolium 
  temulentum}] 
  2:  weedy  annual  native  to  Europe  but  widely  distributed  as  a 
  weed  especially  in  wheat  [syn:  {chess},  {Bromus  secalinus}] 
  3:  someone  who  leads  you  to  believe  something  that  is  not  true 
  [syn:  {deceiver},  {cheater},  {trickster}] 
  4:  the  act  of  swindling  by  some  fraudulent  scheme:  "that  book 
  is  a  fraud"  [syn:  {swindle}] 
  5:  a  deception  for  profit  to  yourself  [syn:  {cheating}] 
  v  1:  deprive  somebody  of  something  by  deceit;  "The  con-man  beat 
  me  out  of  $50";  "This  salesman  ripped  us  off!";  "we  were 
  cheated  by  their  clever-sounding  scheme"  [syn:  {beat},  {rip 
  off},  {sell  short}] 
  2:  defeat  someone  in  an  expectation  through  trickery  or  deceit 
  [syn:  {chouse},  {shaft},  {screw},  {chicane},  {jockey}] 
  3:  engage  in  deceitful  behavior;  practice  trickery  or  fraud 
  4:  be  sexually  unfaithful  to  one's  partner  in  marriage;  "She 
  cheats  on  her  husband";  "Might  her  husband  be  wandering?" 
  [syn:  {cheat  on},  {cuckold},  {betray},  {wander}] 




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