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It Has 5 letters ( c h e s s )         1 vowels ( e )         4 consonants ( c h s s )         Word on the contrary ssehc

Which the in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* enPR: chĕs, IPA(key): /tʃɛs/ * Rhymes: -ɛs

  • enPR: chĕs, IPA(key): /tʃɛs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

From Old French _eschés_, plural of _eschec_, from Vulgar Latin _*scaccus_, from Arabic _شاه_ (šāh, “king in chess”), from Persian _شاه_ (šāh, “shah, king”), from Middle Persian

From Old French eschés, plural of eschec, from Vulgar Latin *scaccus, from Arabic شاه (šāh, king in chess), from Persian شاه (šāh, shah, king), from Middle Persian

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

Origin uncertain; perhaps linked to Etymology 1, above, from the sense of being arranged in rows or lines. NOUN CHESS (_plural_ CHESSES) * (now chiefly US) A type of grass, generally considered a weed. * 2007, Michael Chabon, _Gentlemen of the Road_, Sceptre 2008, p. 59: Hobbled, loudly gourmandizing the dry CHESS grass, they were guarded by a pair of dismounted soldiers in long, dusty coats [...].

Origin uncertain; perhaps linked to Etymology 1, above, from the sense of being arranged in rows or lines.

Noun

chess (plural chesses)

  1. (now chiefly US) A type of grass, generally considered a weed.

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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English - Etymology 3

Compare French _chassis_ (“a framework of carpentry”). NOUN CHESS (_plural_ CHESSES) * (military, chiefly in the plural) One of the platforms, consisting of two or more planks dowelled together, for the flooring of a temporary military bridge. (Can we find and add a quotation of Wilhelm to this entry?) * Farrow Each CHESS consists of three planks.

Compare French chassis (a framework of carpentry).

Noun

chess (plural chesses)

  1. (military, chiefly in the plural) One of the platforms, consisting of two or more planks dowelled together, for the flooring of a temporary military bridge.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wilhelm to this entry?)


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