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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Checkmate  \Check"mate\,  n.  [F.  ['e]chec  et  mat,  fr  Per.  sh[=a]h 
  m[=a]t  ceckmate,  lit.,  the  king  is  dead,  fr  Ar  m[=a]ta  he 
  died,  is  dead.  The  king,  when  made  prisoner,  or  checkmated, 
  is  assumed  to  be  dead,  and  the  game  is  finished.  See 
  {Chess}.] 
  1.  The  position  in  the  game  of  chess  when  a  king  is  in  check 
  and  cannot  be  released,  --  which  ends  the  game. 
 
  2.  A  complete  check;  utter  defeat  or  overthrow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Checkmate  \Check"mate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Checkmated};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Checkmating}.] 
  1.  (Chess)  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. 
 
  To  checkmate  and  control  my  just  demands.  --Ford. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  checkmate 
  n  1:  victory  in  a  game  of  chess 
  2:  a  move  constituting  an  inescapable  and  indefensible  attack 
  on  the  opponent's  king 
  v  :  beat  in  a  chess  game 




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