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Meaning & Definition of Checkmate in English

English

Checkmate

/ʧɛkmet/

noun

1. Complete victory

    synonym:
  • checkmate

2. A chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king

    synonym:
  • checkmate
  • ,
  • mate

verb

1. Place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game

  • "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
    synonym:
  • checkmate
  • ,
  • mate