What does the word chess mean?

Usage examples for chess

  1. " Oh, cards or chess. – Invaders from the Infinite by John Wood Campbell
  2. " Chess is chess," said Hoskins quietly. – Breaking Point by James E. Gunn
  3. " So Ronquerolles was right," thought he, " and now for a game of chess." – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac