Stalemate
Stalemate Stale"mate` (-m[=a]t`), n. (Chess) The position of the king when he can not move without being placed in check and there is no other piece which can be moved. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stalemate — (n.) 1765, in chess, from stale stalemate (early 15c.) + MATE (Cf. mate) (n.2) checkmate. Middle English stale is probably from Anglo Fr. estale standstill (see STALL (Cf. stall) (n.2)). A misnomer, since a stale is no …   Etymology dictionary

  • stalemate — [stāl′māt΄] n. [obs. stale, stalemate < ME < OFr estal, fixed location, safe place < Gmc, as in OHG stal (see STALL1) + MATE2] 1. Chess any situation in which it is impossible for one of the players to move without placing his or her… …   English World dictionary

  • Stalemate — Stale mate , v. t. (Chess) To subject to a stalemate; hence, to bring to a stand. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stalemate — ► NOUN 1) Chess a position counting as a draw, in which a player is not in check but can only move into check. 2) a situation in which further progress by opposing parties seems impossible. ► VERB ▪ bring to stalemate. ORIGIN from Old French… …   English terms dictionary

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  • stalemate — n *draw, tie, deadlock, standoff …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • Stalemate — Example of stalemate a b c d e f g h …   Wikipedia

  • stalemate — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ political ▪ current VERB + STALEMATE ▪ end in, reach, result in ▪ The talks reached a stalemate. (BrE …   Collocations dictionary

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