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stalemate Explained

stalemate at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


stalemate at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1765, in chess, from stale "stalemate" (early 15c.) + mate "checkmate." M.E. stale is probably from Anglo-Fr. estale "standstill" (see stall (2)). ///

stalemate at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U and C] [Date: 1700-1800; Origin: stale 'stalemate' (15-18 centuries) (from Old French estal; STALE) + mate ( MATE23)]//
1 a situation in which it seems impossible to settle an argument or disagreement, and neither side can get an advantage: deadlock// --an attempt to break the stalemate // --The discussions with the miners' union ended in stalemate .//
2 a position in chess in which neither player can win: -- stalemate v [T] //

stalemate at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

63 Moby Thesaurus words for "stalemate":
Tweedledum and Tweedledee, arrest, bell, blind alley, block, box,
brake, bring to, bring up short, check, checkmate, corner,
cul-de-sac, cut short, cutoff, dam, dead end, dead heat, dead stop,
dead-end street, deadlock, draw, draw rein, end, endgame, ending,
even break, extremity, fair shake, final whistle, freeze,
full stop, grinding halt, gun, halt, hole, impasse, knotted score,
lockout, mate, neck-and-neck race, photo finish, pull up,
put paid to, sit-down strike, stall, stand, stand-off, standoff,
standstill, stay, stem, stem the tide, stop, stop cold, stop dead,
stop short, stoppage, strike, the same, tie, walkout,
work stoppage

stalemate at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Noncompletion): noncompletion, nonfulfillment, shortcoming, incompleteness, stalemate.

stalemate at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [U, C, usually sing.] a situation in a dispute or competition in which neither side is able to win or make any progress:
The talks ended in (a) stalemate. * proposals aimed at breaking (= ending) the political stalemate * The strike has once again reached stalemate.
2 [U, sing.] (in CHESS) a situation in which a player cannot successfully move any of their pieces and the game ends without a winner:
The match ended in (a) stalemate

Stalemate at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Stalemate \Stale"mate`\, n. (Chess)
The position of the king when he can not move without being
placed on check and there is no other piece which can be

Stalemate \Stale"mate`\, v. t. (Chess)
To subject to a stalemate; hence, to bring to a stand.

stalemate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a situation in which no progress can be made or no
advancement is possible; "reached an impasse on the
negotiations" [syn: {deadlock}, {dead end}, {impasse}, {standstill}]
2: drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves
would place his king in check
v : subject to a stalemate

stalemate at English (WD) Of Explained:



stale + mate "checkmate"


Inter: wikipedia » Stalemate|Stalemate (chess)
Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: context » chess The state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves, resulting in a draw.
    1. Any situation that has no obvious possible movement, but does not involve any personal loss.

      Related terms

      * checkmate

  • mate
  • stale


    Inter: trans-top » chess term
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|պատ|tr=pat
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|пат|m|tr=pat|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Inter: ttbc » cmn Inter: Hant » 對峙狀態, Inter: Hans » 对峙状态 (duìzhì zhuàngtài)
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|pat|m
  • Dutch: pat {{m}}, patstelling {{m}}
  • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|patt
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|patti
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|pat|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Patt|n
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|πατ|n|tr=pat
  • Irish: leamhsháinn {{f}}
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|stallo|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|行き詰り|tr=ゆきまり, yukimari|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|ステイルメイト|tr=suteirumeito|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|교착상태|tr=gyochaksangtae|sc=Kore
    • Latin: (Classical) matum stabilis, (Modern) stancamentum
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|пат|m|tr=pat
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|pat|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|пат|m|tr=pat|sc=Cyrl
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|пат|m
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|pat|m
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|pat|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|tablas|f|p, Inter: t- » es|rey ahogado
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|patt|c

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » blocked situation without personal loss
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|طريق مسدود|sc=Arab, Inter: t+ » ar|مأزق|sc=Arab
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|պատ|tr=pat
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|безизходица|f|tr=bezizhoditsa
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|僵局|tr=jiāngjú|sc=Hani
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|impasse|f
    • German: Stocken {{n}}, Stillstand {{m}}

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αδιέξοδο|n|tr=adiéksodo
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|ќор-сокак|m|tr=ḱór-sokák
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|pat|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|тупик|m|tr=tupík|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|пат|m|tr=pat|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|безвыходное положение|n|tr=bezvýxodnoje položénije|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|un punto muerto|m, Inter: t- » es|estancamiento|m
  • Telugu: ప్రతిష్టంభన (pratishTaMbhana)

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » stalemat|ing
  • Inter: context » chess|transitive To bring about a state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves.
    1. Inter: transitive » figuratively To bring about a stalemate, in which no advance in an argument is achieved.
    2. 29 February 2012, Aidan Foster-Carter, BBC News North Korea: The denuclearisation dance resumes[]
    3. : The North Korean nuclear issue, stalemated for the past three years, is now back in play again - not before time.

      See also

      * check


      * metalates

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