Chess vs Gum - What's the difference?

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As a noun chess

is a board game for two players with each beginning with sixteen chess pieces moving according to fixed rules across a chessboard with the objective to checkmate the opposing king or chess can be a type of grass, generally considered a weed or chess can be (military|chiefly|in the plural) one of the platforms, consisting of two or more planks dowelled together, for the flooring of a temporary military bridge.

As a symbol gum is

the iso 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for guam.

chess

English

(wikipedia chess)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Noun

(en-noun)
  • A board game for two players with each beginning with sixteen chess pieces moving according to fixed rules across a chessboard with the objective to checkmate the opposing king.
  • See also
    (wikibooks chess) * * checkers * draughts * scacchic

    Etymology 2

    Origin uncertain; perhaps linked to Etymology 1, above, from the sense of being arranged in rows or lines.

    Noun

    (chesses)
  • A type of grass, generally considered a weed.
  • * 2007 , Michael Chabon, Gentlemen of the Road , Sceptre 2008, p. 59:
  • Hobbled, loudly gourmandizing the dry chess grass, they were guarded by a pair of dismounted soldiers in long, dusty coats [...].

    Etymology 3

    Compare (etyl) .

    Noun

    (es)
  • (military, chiefly, in the plural) One of the platforms, consisting of two or more planks dowelled together, for the flooring of a temporary military bridge.
  • (Wilhelm)
  • * Farrow
  • Each chess consists of three planks.
    (Webster 1913)

    gum

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) gome, from (etyl) . More at yawn.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (often, in the plural) The flesh round the teeth.
  • Synonyms
    * gingiva (medical)
    Derived terms
    * gumboil * gum-didder * gum-digger * gum-digging * gum disease * gumless * gummed * gummy * gum ridge * gum-ring * gum-rubber * gum shield * gum-stake * gum-tickler * gum-tooth * gumwork

    Verb

    (gumm)
  • To chew, especially of a toothless person or animal.
  • To deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of (a worn saw), as with a gummer.
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) gomme, gumme, from (etyl) gome, from (qem?t, qemài ) 'acanthus resin'.

    Noun

  • (uncountable) Any of various viscous or sticky substances that are exuded by certain plants.
  • (uncountable) Any viscous or sticky substance resembling those that are exuded by certain plants.
  • (uncountable) Chewing gum.
  • (countable) A single piece of chewing gum.
  • Do you have a gum to spare?
  • (US, dialect, Southern US) A hive made of a section of a hollow gum tree; hence, any roughly made hive.
  • (US, dialect, Southern US) A vessel or bin made from a hollow log.
  • (US, dialect) A rubber overshoe.
  • Derived terms
    * acacia gum * accaroid gum, accroides gum * apple-gum * bee gum * begum * black gum * blue gum * box-gum * British gum * bubble gum, bubble-gum, bubblegum * carob gum * chagual gum * chewing gum * chicle gum * dammar gum * degum * doctor-gum * doctor's gum * elastic gum * free gum * gellan gum * ghatti gum * grilled gum * guar gum * gum acacia * gum acaroidea, gum accroides * gum albanum * gum ammoniac * gum anima, , gum animi * gum animal * gum arabic * gumball * gum band * gum benjamin * gum benzoin * gum bichromate * gum-boiler * gum boot, gumboot * gum-bucket * gum butea * gum camphor * gum-chewer * gum-chewing * gum cistus * gum dammar * gum-digger * gum-digging * gum dragon * gum-drop, gumdrop * gum elastic * gum elemi * gum eraser * gum eurphorbium * gum-field * gum-flowers * gum-game * gum guaiac * gum-hole * gum ivy * gum juniper * gum karaya * gum kino * gum labdanum * gum lac * gum-land * gumlands * gum-line, gumline * gummage * gummy * gum myrrh * gum myrtle * gum nut * gum of ivy * gum olibanum * gum over platinum * gum-paper * gum passage * gum plant * gum-platinum * gum pot * gum print * gum printing * gum-rash * gum resin * gum rockrose * gum sandarac * gum sangapenum * gum-seal * gum-senegal * gumshoe * gum silk * gum stick * gum-succory * gum-sucker * gum-taffeta * gum-thistle * gum thus * gum tragacanth * gum tree * gum turpentine * gum (verb) * gum water * gum wood, gumwood * gum-worker * hog gum * karaya gum * Kordofan gum * locust bean gum * log gum * manna gum * mastic gum * mountain gum * natural gum * red gum * ribbon gum * slum gum, slumgum * snow gum * sonora gum * sour gum * spotted gum * spruce gum * sterculia gum * sugar gum, sugar-gum * sweet gum, sweet gum-tree * tara gum * ungum * white gum * xanthan gum * York gum

    Verb

    (gumm)
  • (sometimes with up) To apply an adhesive or gum to; to make sticky by applying a sticky substance to.
  • * 2012 , Julie Hedgepeth Williams, A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells' Story of Survival (ISBN 1603061169), page 184:
  • However, Albert said in his audiotape and in his speech that a lever designed to release the lifeboat's block and tackle was gummed up with red paint.
  • To stiffen with glue or gum.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He frets like a gummed velvet.
  • (colloquial, with up) To impair the functioning of a thing or process.
  • That cheap oil will gum up the engine valves.
    The new editor can gum up your article with too many commas.

    Derived terms

    * gum up * gum up the works