Definitions For Checkmate


  • A chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
  • Complete victory


  • Place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game
  • A situation in chess in which a player loses the game because that player's king is in a position from which it cannot escape

Is Checkmate a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Checkmate is worth 22 points in Scrabble and 24 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Checkmate in a Sentence

  • Finally checkmated the billionaire in his attempt to take over the movie studio
  • A brilliant move that resulted in checkmate
  • The challenger can force a checkmate with his next move.

Synonyms for Checkmate

Antonyms for Checkmate

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