Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun stalemate

2 senses of stalemate

Sense 1
deadlock, dead end, impasse, stalemate, standstill -- (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")

Sense 2
stalemate -- (drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check)
       => draw, standoff, 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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stalemate

1 sense of stalemate

Sense 1
stalemate -- (subject to a stalemate)
       => move, go -- (have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?")

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