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stale·mate

 (stāl′māt′)
n.
1. A situation in which further action is blocked; a deadlock.
2. A position in chess resulting in a draw because the player whose turn it is, though not currently in check, would be put into check by any possible move.
tr.v. stale·mat·ed, stale·mat·ing, stale·mates
To bring into a stalemate.

[Obsolete stale (from Middle English, probably from Anglo-Norman estale, fixed position, from Old French estal; see stale1) + mate.]

stalemate

(ˈsteɪlˌmeɪt)
n
1. (Chess & Draughts) a chess position in which any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check: in this position the game ends in a draw
2. a situation in which two opposing forces find that further action is impossible or futile; deadlock
vb
(Chess & Draughts) (tr) to subject to a stalemate
[C18: from obsolete stale, from Old French estal stall1 + mate2]

stale•mate

(ˈsteɪlˌmeɪt)

n., v. -mat•ed, -mat•ing. n.
1. a situation in which no action can be taken or progress made; deadlock.
2. a position of the pieces on a chessboard in which a player cannot move any piece except the king and cannot move the king without putting it in check.
v.t.
3. to subject to a stalemate.
4. to bring to a standstill.
v.i.
5. to be or result in a stalemate.
[1755–65; late Middle English stale stalemate (whence Anglo-French estale) (appar. identical with stale1) + mate2]

stalemate


Past participle: stalemated
Gerund: stalemating

Imperative
stalemate
stalemate
Present
I stalemate
you stalemate
he/she/it stalemates
we stalemate
you stalemate
they stalemate
Preterite
I stalemated
you stalemated
he/she/it stalemated
we stalemated
you stalemated
they stalemated
Present Continuous
I am stalemating
you are stalemating
he/she/it is stalemating
we are stalemating
you are stalemating
they are stalemating
Present Perfect
I have stalemated
you have stalemated
he/she/it has stalemated
we have stalemated
you have stalemated
they have stalemated
Past Continuous
I was stalemating
you were stalemating
he/she/it was stalemating
we were stalemating
you were stalemating
they were stalemating
Past Perfect
I had stalemated
you had stalemated
he/she/it had stalemated
we had stalemated
you had stalemated
they had stalemated
Future
I will stalemate
you will stalemate
he/she/it will stalemate
we will stalemate
you will stalemate
they will stalemate
Future Perfect
I will have stalemated
you will have stalemated
he/she/it will have stalemated
we will have stalemated
you will have stalemated
they will have stalemated
Future Continuous
I will be stalemating
you will be stalemating
he/she/it will be stalemating
we will be stalemating
you will be stalemating
they will be stalemating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stalemating
you have been stalemating
he/she/it has been stalemating
we have been stalemating
you have been stalemating
they have been stalemating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stalemating
you will have been stalemating
he/she/it will have been stalemating
we will have been stalemating
you will have been stalemating
they will have been stalemating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stalemating
you had been stalemating
he/she/it had been stalemating
we had been stalemating
you had been stalemating
they had been stalemating
Conditional
I would stalemate
you would stalemate
he/she/it would stalemate
we would stalemate
you would stalemate
they would stalemate
Past Conditional
I would have stalemated
you would have stalemated
he/she/it would have stalemated
we would have stalemated
you would have stalemated
they would have stalemated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stalemate - a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible; "reached an impasse on the negotiations"
situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
2.stalemate - drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check
standoff, draw, tie - the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided; "the game ended in a draw"; "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"
Verb1.stalemate - subject to a stalemate
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
move, go - have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?"

stalemate

noun deadlock, draw, tie, impasse, standstill He said the war had reached a stalemate.

stalemate

noun
An equality of scores, votes, or performances in a contest:
Translations
إسْتِحالَة التَّحَرُّك في الشَّطْرَنْجنُقْطَة جُمود، مأزِقوَرْطَة
patmrtvý bod
dødvandehårdknudepat
patt
pattipattitilanne
mrtva točka
patt
algjör kyrrstaîa, sjálfheldapattstaîa
ステイルメイト
스테일메이트
patas
patsstrupceļš
pat
dödlägepatt
สถานการณ์ที่ต่างเอาชนะกันไม่ได้
çıkmazpataçmazberabere
thế bí

stalemate

[ˈsteɪlmeɪt]
A. N
1. (Chess) → ahogado m
2. (fig) → punto m muerto
there is stalemate between the two powerslas relaciones entre las dos potencias están en un punto muerto or en un impasse
the stalemate is completela paralización es completa
to reach stalemateestancarse
B. VT (Chess) → ahogar, dar tablas por ahogado a (fig) → paralizar

stalemate

[ˈsteɪlmeɪt] n
(CHESS)pat m
(= deadlock) → impasse f
to reach a stalemate → aboutir à une impasse

stalemate

n (Chess) → Patt nt; (fig)Patt (→ situation f) nt, → Sackgasse f; to reach stalemate (lit)ein Patt erreichen; (fig)in eine Sackgasse geraten; to end in (a) stalemate (lit)mit (einem) Patt enden, patt enden; (fig)in einer Sackgasse enden
vt (Chess) → patt setzen; (fig)mattsetzen; negotiationszum Stillstand bringen

stalemate

[ˈsteɪlˌmeɪt] n (Chess) → stallo (fig) → punto morto
to reach stalemate (fig) → arrivare a un punto morto

stalemate

(ˈsteilmeit) noun
1. a position in chess in which a player cannot move without putting his king in danger.
2. in any contest, dispute etc, a position in which neither side can win. The recent discussions ended in stalemate.

stalemate

وَرْطَة pat dødvande Patt αδιέξοδο tablas pattitilanne impasse mrtva točka stallo ステイルメイト 스테일메이트 pat fastlåst situasjon pat empate пат dödläge สถานการณ์ที่ต่างเอาชนะกันไม่ได้ çıkmaz thế bí 僵局