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checkmate

[chek-meyt]
noun
1.
Also called mate. Chess.
a.
an act or instance of maneuvering the opponent's king into a check from which it cannot escape, thus bringing the game to a victorious conclusion.
b.
the position of the pieces when a king is checkmated.
2.
a complete check; defeat: His efforts to escape met with a checkmate.
verb (used with object), checkmated, checkmating.
3.
Chess. to maneuver (an opponent's king) into a check from which it cannot escape; mate.
4.
to check completely; defeat: Napoleon was checkmated at Waterloo.
interjection
5.
Chess. (used by a player to announce that he or she has put the opponent's king into inextricable check.)

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English chek mat(e) < Middle French escec mat < Arabic shāh māt < Persian: literally, the king (is) checked, nonplussed

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checkmate (ˈtʃɛkˌmeɪt)
 
n
1.  chess
 a.  the winning position in which an opponent's king is under attack and unable to escape
 b.  the move by which this position is achieved
2.  utter defeat
 
vb
3.  chess to place (an opponent's king) in checkmate
4.  to thwart or render powerless
 
interj
5.  chess a call made when placing an opponent's king in checkmate
 
[C14: from Old French eschec mat, from Arabic shāh māt, the king is dead; see check]

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checkmate
c.1346, from O.Fr. eschec mat, ult. from Pers. shah mat, lit. "the king is left helpless," from shah "king" + mat "he is dead."
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